Before you head out into the parks, check here for the most up-to-date information on winter sport availability, road closures, construction projects and more.

  • Highfield Discovery Garden

    Ongoing: The swinging bridge at Highfield Discovery Garden is closed through Summer 2024.

  • Sharon Woods

    Ongoing: Due to construction of the Sharon Lake draining and dredging project, park facilities will close beginning April 1, 2024:

    • Sharon Lake, including the fishing dock and canoe/kayak launch
    • Boathouse
    • Shared-Use Trail around the lake – see map of Alternative Trail
    • Lakeside Lodge reservable shelter and adjacent parking lot on Kemper Road

    Starting 5/13: Buckeye Falls Drive from Highbanks Drive to the Sharon Woods Golf Course parking lot will be closed to vehicular access due to construction activities Monday, May 13  through Friday, June 21, 2024 (weather permitting). 

  • Sharon Woods Playground

    The playground adjacent to the Pavilion Grove shelter and Sharon Centre will be permanently closed starting on July 22 due to construction of the new Sharon Centre Playground. 

    The existing playground location will be renovated with new site amenities and landscaping and will reopen when the new playground is completed in September.

  • Columbia Connector Trail

    6/24 - 10/18: On Monday July 22, 2024, the Columbia Connector Trail behind 7667 Wooster Pike will close due to construction activities through Friday October 18, 2024. Access to Fleet Feet, Pedego Electric Bike and 50 West Brewery can be made via a gate at the east parking lot closest to Newtown Road.    

  • Shawnee Lookout

    7/22: The Blue Jacket Trail at Shawnee Lookout will be closed today for invasive stiltgrass removal. 

Park Facilities

Athletic Fields:

  • Visit our Athletics page for rain-out numbers for leagues at Miami Whitewater Forest, Triple Creek and Francis RecreAcres.

Snack Bars

  • Miami Whitewater Forest Snack Bar, Sharon Woods Snack Bar, and Winton Woods Snack Bar are open for the season on May 27, 2024.


  • Trail are open. The Armleder Trail Connection to Lunken is closed when the Ohio River level is at 38 feet or above. Otto Armleder Park & Recreation Complex closes when the river level is at 42 feet or above. See the National Weather Service for current and forecasted river levels.

Wet Playgrounds

  • Woodland Mound and Winton Woods wet playgrounds are open for the season