Mill Creek MetroParks to begin Phased Re-Opening
Mill Creek MetroParks, in accordance with the orders from the Governor’s Office, the Ohio Department of Public Health, the Mahoning County District Board of Health, and the Center for Disease Control regarding the COVID-19 virus, will begin a phased re-opening of programs, events, and facility rentals. All outdoor based recreation facilities, education programs, recreation leagues, and/or events will be opened to the public beginning Tuesday, April 13, 2021. All open-air shelters will be open for reservations on their normal seasonal schedule beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021, as well as visitation to the MetroParks Farm Animal Barns. All indoor related rental facilities, as well as all indoor based education & recreation programs and events, will begin to open to the public on Friday, May 7, 2021. All visitors will be required to follow the current orders and recommended guidelines with regards to mask wearing, social distancing and capacity limitations.
The following Mill Creek MetroParks locations will be open to the public effective May 7, 2021:
- MetroParks Farm Education Building
- D.D. & Velma Davis Education and Visitors Center
- All Reservable Indoor Cabins & Shelters
- Yellow Creek Lodge
- Administration Office
- Lanterman’s Mill
Various Mill Creek MetroParks outdoor locations are currently open and available for use including Mill Creek Park, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Sebring Woods, The MetroParks Bikeway, Mill Creek Golf Course, Wick Par-3, MetroParks Farm Disc Golf Course, and All Nature Preserves and Sanctuaries.
The MetroParks urges all visitors to continue following all guidelines from state and local health officials, such as staying home if sick or exhibiting symptoms, maintaining at least six feet apart from other visitors, avoiding congregating in groups of more than 10 individuals, practicing good hygiene by washing hands often and carrying hand sanitizer, as well as avoiding items such as handrails, park benches, and other areas frequently touched to continue in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.