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 14, 2024 weather permitting. Golfers should use Swing Road. 

  • Steamboat Bend

    Ongoing: Due to river levels, the Steamboat Bend Boat Ramp and Marina will remain closed until the water level returns to normal.

  • Mitchell Memorial Forest Mountain Bike Trail

    5/4: The mountain bike trails at Mitchell Memorial Forest are closed due to muddy conditions.  

  • Shawnee Lookout

    5/9: Shawnee Lookout Boat Ramp is closed due to high water.

  • Miami Whitewater Forest

    Ongoing: Trail 'A' of the Wooded Horse Trails at Miami Whitewater Forest remains closed for maintenance.

    May 15th -24th: Rack & Ballauer and Landview Landscaping will be on site to overseed areas near the new horse trailer parking lot and along New Hope Road to do some grading and seeding work to better accommodate stormwater runoff from the new parking lot.

  • Embshoff Woods

    Ongoing: The Rivermount Pavillion restrooms at Embshoff Woods are currently closed due to plumbing issues. We will update once the issue is resolved.

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 open for the season on May 27, 2023.

Trails: 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 wet playground and Winton Woods wet playground open for the season on May 27, 2023