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Construction on the Wick Maintenance Facility begins

Construction on the Wick Recreation Area Facility in the Mill Creek Park began Monday.

The construction will take place behind the Judge Morley Performing Arts Pavillion at the facility.

Construction includes the building of a new maintenance building and site work to support the maintenance work of the facility.

Access to the project site will be closed to the public for the duration of the project. The construction should be completed within five to six months.

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Construction of Wick Maintenance Facility

Construction of the Wick Recreation Area Maintenance Facility begins today, May 18, 2020.  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.

Mill Creek MetroParks Cuts Hours, Lays Off Employees

Mill Creek MetroParks today began issuing notices of hour reductions and layoffs to 16 non-union support staff.

“As we work diligently to serve the community as a much needed, natural respite during these challenging times, it has become clear that even the MetroParks is not immune to both the operational and financial impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic,” said Aaron Young, executive director.

Because of a decline in revenue, Young said hour reductions and layoffs can no longer be avoided.

Some Mill Creek MetroParks outdoor locations remain open, including Mill Creek Park, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Sebring Woods, the MetroParks Bikeway, Mill Creek Golf Course, Wick Par 3 golf course, MetroParks Farm disc golf course, all nature preserves and sanctuaries, and permitted lakes and ponds for fishing and boating.

A list of closures, cancellations and openings can be found at MillCreekMetroparks.org.

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