ODNR Division of Wildlife to Release Rainbow Trout at Mill Creek MetroParks

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife is scheduled to deliver approximately 2,500 catchable-size rainbow trout to Lake Glacier Boathouse on Thursday, April 10 between 10:30 a.m. – noon.

When the truck arrives, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) officials will attach plastic tubes to the side of the tank, open the gates behind the tubes, and water containing the trout will pour out through the tubes and into Lake Glacier. The release is over quickly, though the difference in water temperatures between the truck and lake usually put the fish into a brief state of shock so there may be an opportunity to see them up close before they swim away.

ODNR Division of Wildlife officials are authorized to inspect all catches and anglers must have the required state licenses. Those wishing to catch trout are reminded that:

  • Licenses are required and Mill Creek MetroParks Police officers are authorized to check for them
  • Foul-hooks are not permitted
  • There is a bag limit of 5 trout per angler per day
  • Fish are donated by the ODNR Division of Wildlife

For more information about Mill Creek MetroParks and fishing/boating season, visit our website at For information about Ohio fishing license requirements/stocking program, visit ODNR’s website at

Mill Creek MetroParks Reopens Roads Closed During Winter

Effective the afternoon of Friday, April 4, the following roads in Mill Creek Park will reopen to vehicular traffic:

• Chestnut Hill Drive, between Canfield Road and the Kirkmere Spur
• High Drive, between the Kirkmere Spur and West Cohasset 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

Mill Creek MetroParks to hold Farm Animal Baby Shower

Mill Creek MetroParks will hold its annual Farm Animal Baby Shower on Sunday, April 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield. This is a free, family-friendly event.

Families are encouraged to come anytime between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to meet new arrivals to the MetroParks Farm including triplet goats, twin lambs and bottle baby calf (all born this spring), chicks, ducks, turkeys, geese, and more. There will also be mother animals who are still expecting. Bring cameras for great photo opportunities. Cake and punch will be served while supplies last.

Farm Animal Baby Shower is also the official opening of the barns at the MetroParks Farm. Barns will be open for the public to come and view the animals Monday through Friday from 9 am – 4 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm – 4 pm through October. Baby animals and their mothers will be here all spring. For more information, please call 330.702.3000 or visit our website at