Mill Creek MetroParks Road Closures Saturday

The following roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 10 for the Fitness Together 5k Run/Walk:

  • Bears Den Drive
  • Cross Drive
  • New Cross Drive
  • West Drive

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

It’s WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY at Mill Creek MetroParks!

It’s May, so you may start to see white-tailed deer and their sweet little fawns throughout Mill Creek MetroParks and even in your yard or other areas. What should you do if you find a fawn without its mother?

deerFirst: DO NOT touch or disturb the fawn. Chances are that the mother is not very far away and will return shortly.
Second: make sure you keep your dogs away – the fawn won’t want to play with them!

While fawns are able to walk soon after birth, a mother deer will leave her young fawns to rest in a secluded location while she goes off to feed. Their natural instincts tell the fawns to lie low and they are generally safe from predators and other harm. Mothers return to their fawns throughout the day to allow them to nurse. In our area, fawns are often spotted in yards and parks, where people mistake the lone fawns for orphans or believe they are in distress and need human intervention. The reality is that even young deer do not need our help – they are born hard-wired with strong instincts to survive.

If you would like to learn more about fawns, call the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-WILDLIFE.


Mill Creek Golf Course closed morning of May 9

The Mill Creek Golf Course will close to the public the morning of Friday, May 9 due to a scheduled private event. Both North and South Courses will be closed. The Course will reopen to the public at 1:30pm on May 9.

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