Notice of December Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2020, at 6 p.m. While in-person attendance is not permitted due to COVID-19, the meeting can be viewed via Facebook Live on the Mill Creek MetroParks Facebook page. The agenda will be available on the website after 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting. A meeting of the Public Records Commission will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the same location and will be following the same protocol as the Regular Board Meeting.

Mill Creek sled hill keeps kids busy

A thin layer of snow was all kids needed for some sled riding at Mill Creek Park on Wednesday.

Our cameras found several families enjoying the cool temperatures.

A lot of the kids we talked to said they liked to go fast.

“The conditions, they are pretty rocky. There are so many divots in the ground and then there’s snow, which speeds you up so you go flying right over those divots,” said 9-year-old Abby Hagler.

The kids said the hill was a little bit muddy, too, but they like to get out to sled a couple of times every year.

Right now, the sled riding hill is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the lights are turned on at dusk.

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Mill Creek MetroParks Winter Road Closures

Effective Monday, November 30, 2020 the following roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic for the winter:

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

When closed to vehicular traffic, these roads are available for recreational use for hiking, cross country skiing and sledding. Aside from recreational opportunities, benefits of winter road closures include cost savings associated with snow/ice removal as well as a reduction of negative environmental impacts from deicing salt. All roads will reopen in the spring when weather permits.

In the winter months, snow and ice can create slippery roadway conditions. Roads with limited shoulders, lack of guardrails and steep grades can become increasingly hazardous for motorists. Always use caution when driving on MetroParks roads.