Mill Creek MetroParks to Open Baseball/Softball Fields and Tennis Courts Under Mandated Guidelines

In support of the Governor’s office, Mill Creek MetroParks will be opening the baseball/ softball fields at Wick Recreation Area and Scholl Recreation Area along with all tennis courts which are located at Wick Recreation Area, Volney Rogers Field, Scholl Recreation Area, and Yellow Creek Park beginning May 26, 2020. The mandatory and recommended best practices put forth by the Governor and the Ohio Department of Health must be followed while using Mill Creek MetroParks ball fields and tennis courts. These guidelines can be found at or At the time of this press release, playgrounds, basketball courts, and volleyball courts will remain closed per orders by the Governor’s office.

If interested in reserving a field or court, please visit for a printable or online application or by calling 330.740.7114 ext. 104.

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 large groups and bypass busy areas, practicing good hygiene by washing hands often and carrying hand sanitizer, as well as suggesting non-use of items such as handrails, park benches, and other areas frequently touched to help stop the spread of COVID-19. A complete list of closures, cancellations and openings can be found at

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In the After Hours Report, we take a trip to Mill Creek Metroparks to find out what you can do there while getting a healthy dose of sunshine.

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Construction underway at Wick Recreation Area Maintenance Facility

According to a press release from Jaime Yohman, Community Engagement Director of Mill Creek Metroparks, construction of the Wick Recreation Area Maintenance Facility began on Monday, May 18.

The project is located behind the Judge Morley Performing Arts Pavilion at the Wick Recreation Area in Mill Creek Park. The project includes construction of a new maintenance building and site work to support the maintenance activities of Wick operations personnel.

Access to the project site, which includes a section of Wick Drive and the parking lot behind the Pavilion, will be closed to the public for the duration of the project. The project is anticipated to be completed within five to six months.

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