Boulder climbing approved behind Bears Den Cabin in Mill Creek Park

People who like to climb boulders can now do it legally in an area of Mill Creek Park.

The park’s board of commissioners unanimously approved boulder climbing around an outcrop of boulders behind Bears Den Cabin.

It’s the only section of the park where boulder climbing will be allowed.

The idea was proposed by the Ohio Climbers Coalition in September.

A study was done to determine if any endangered plants would be harmed.

When the study came back negative, the decision was made to approve boulder climbing.

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Historical Society Photographs Displayed in Weller Gallery

Mill Creek MetroParks presents “Hidden Gems from the Mahoning Valley Historical Society” which is currently on display in the Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens. This exhibit showcases 19th and 20th Century photographs from the archives of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. These images feature breathtaking, snow-covered landscapes, downtown Youngstown decked for the holidays, people enjoying winter pastimes, and more.

This free exhibit will be displayed through January 5, 2020 during normal operating hours of Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Mondays. A Meet the Curator session will take place on December 7 from 5 – 7 pm in the Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Take this opportunity to meet Curator, Jessica Trickett.

For more information on this exhibit and/or the Meet the Curator session, visit or call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116.

Notice of November Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 6 p.m., in McMahon Hall, at the MetroParks Farm, on Rt. 46, in Canfield. The agenda will be available on the website after 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting.