Mill Creek MetroParks’ Sled Hill is Closed January 6 and January 7

Due to the dangerously low temperatures and wind chill, Mill Creek MetroParks is officially closing Sled Hill and the Warming House at the Wick Recreation Area (on the corner of McCollum Road and Belle Vista). Sled Hill, along with the Warming House is closed Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7.

Two Mill Creek MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners – Recommissioned by Probate Judge

Dennis Miller, Executive Director of Mill Creek MetroParks, is pleased to announce that two Board of Park Commissioners Dr. Robert J. Durick and Mrs. Valencia Marrow were recommissioned by Honorable Judge Mark A. Belinky, Mahoning County Probate Court Judge. Durick and Marrow were sworn in during a ceremony on January 3 for a term of three years. Durick has served on the Board of Park Commissioners since January 2010 and Marrow has served since January 2011.

“I am excited that both Dr. Durick and Mrs. Marrow have been reappointed to their positions on the Mill Creek MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners,” said Miller. “We are appreciative for all of the support that the Park Commissioners provide us and look forward to another year of success and growth at Mill Creek MetroParks.”

The Weather Forecast Calls for Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Winter weather conditions are perfect to take your family to Mill Creek MetroParks’ Wick Recreation Area (intersection of Belle Vista and McCollum Rd). Sled Hill is open daily, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. This popular sledding hill is lighted and features an outdoor fire pit next to the Thomas J. Bresko Pavilion. Younger sled riders can use the Hobbit Hill, reserved for children 48” and under.

If you get too cold or need a break from sledding, you can visit the Snack Bar inside the Warming House for a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, cold beverage or snack. There are restrooms inside the Warming House along with a gas fireplace. The Warming House is open Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9:30 p.m.

For the sledding schedule or more information, call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330.740.7114.

About Mill Creek MetroParks

Mill Creek Park was established in 1891 by Volney Rogers as the first park district in Ohio. In 1989, the diverse lands now known as Mill Creek MetroParks officially became a metropolitan park district, providing visitors of all ages the opportunity to relish “the gem” of Mahoning County. From the casual visitor to the local explorer, Mill Creek MetroParks offers a natural escape and recreational activities for the enjoyment of all ages.

The mission of Mill Creek MetroParks is to provide park, recreational, and open space facilities of regional significance. In fulfilling this mission our objectives are to be responsive to community needs; to be environmentally sound; to be adaptable; and to be economically feasible.

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