Mill Creek MetroParks to Open Roads Closed During Winter Season

Effective Friday, March 31, 2023 the following roads in Mill Creek Park will re-open to vehicular traffic:

  • Chestnut Hill Drive, between Canfield Road and High Drive
  • Calvary Run Drive, between Belle Vista Avenue and Milton Avenue

Always use caution when driving on MetroParks roads as many of these roads are also used by pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be reminded to also use caution and be aware of vehicular traffic when on these roads. For more information about Mill Creek MetroParks, visit our website at

“Nature: Real and Imagined” to be on Display in Weller Gallery

Mill Creek MetroParks presents Nature: Real and Imagined featuring artist Malorie Martin. The exhibit features printmaking that explores the true-to-life forms of flora and fauna, in contrast to their artistic, or imagined renderings. By utilizing cyanotype, a photo-chemical printmaking process, Martin first captures the silhouette of different flora onto paper and fabric then block prints hand carved images of the same plants or corresponding insects. “These works seek to highlight the differences between what we see and what we create when working from nature, in a bright and whimsical way,” says artist Malorie Martin.

This free exhibit is on display April 2 –July 3, 2023, in the Weller Gallery located inside the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens, during normal operating hours of Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Mondays. A Meet the Artist session will take place on Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

For more information on this exhibit please visit or call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116.

Experts say spring garden prep is all about the soil

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting your gardens ready for the season.

Brian Keith, operation supervisor at Fellows Riverside Gardens, said now is a good time to begin prepping your outdoor areas. This includes cleaning up garden beds, leaves, sticks and any debris that’s been sitting over winter.

It’s also a good time to start preparing and decompacting soil and mixing in compost, but certain kinds may be better than others.

“Organic compost. A lot of suppliers around here carry what’s called leaf compost, stuff like that. That’s one of the best things you can till into your soil, especially if you are doing a vegetable garden,” Keith said.

He says it’s still too cold to plant outside, but some vegetables can be planted indoors now and transplanted later.

Read the original article at WKBN.