Park Improvement Projects

Forest Run MetroPark
 

Timberman Ridge Enhancement Project

The Timberman Ridge Enhancement project will provide a new flush restroom facility and playground at the Timberman Road entrance to Forest Run MetroPark.

Estimated project completion date: Summer 2023
Project funding sources: 80% State Grant, 20% MetroParks


Four Mile Creek MetroPark

Mill Race Preserve Access Improvements

The Mill Race Preserve Access Improvements project will create a new gravel driveway and parking area to provide direct access to Mill Race Preserve from State Route 732/Morning Sun Road.

Click here to access the concept plan.

Estimated project completion date: Fall 2022
Project funding sources: 33% Oxford Community Foundation Grant, 66% MetroParks

Gilmore MetroPark

Miami 2 Miami Trail Connector

Construction has begun on a 1.5-mile extension of the existing Miami and Erie Canal trail at Gilmore MetroPark. This extension is part of the Miami 2 Miami Connection, which will eventually link the Great Miami River Trail in Butler County to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Warren County. Many thanks to the City of Hamilton and the Butler County Engineer's Office for their partnership on this project!             

Click here to access the project plan. 

Estimated project completion date: Summer 2023
Project funding sources: 65% Federal Grants, 15% State Grants, 13% MetroParks, 7% City of Hamilton



Governor Bebb MetroPark

Dry Fork Pedestrian Bridge and Sater Run Trail 

The Dry Fork Pedestrian Bridge will provide public access to a 60-acre greenspace area of Governor Bebb MetroPark that extends west to the Indiana state line. The one-mile Sater Run Trail will showcase an 80-foot high bluff overlook, six-foot waterfall, and ruins of an old homestead.

Click here to access the concept plan.

Estimated project completion date: Summer 2023
Project funding sources: 50% Federal Grant, 50% Stander Legacy Funds


Dry Fork Creek Streambank Stabilization 

The project will restore degraded streambanks along Dry Fork Creek, improve in-stream habitat, reverse the effects of systemic erosion, reduce stream sedimentation, and improve the water quality of Dry Fork Creek. This will be achieved through streambank restoration, invasive plant removal, in-stream structures, micro-detention stormwater wetlands, and native wetland/riparian buffer seeding and planting.



Estimated project completion date: Fall 2023
Project funding sources: 100% H2Ohio Grant


Great Miami River Trail

Timberhill Extension-Rentschler Forest

Construction is almost complete on a 0.7-mile expansion of the paved Great Miami River Trail (GMRT), which will extend into the Timberhill Area of Rentschler Forest MetroPark. A new trailhead will be accessible from State Route 4, just south of Liberty-Fairfield Road. This project is part of a plan to link the southern portion of the GMRT with northern part of the trail in Middletown, which now extends through Dayton to Piqua. 

Click here to access the concept plan. 

Estimated project completion date: Summer 2022
Project funding sources: 45% Federal Grants, 26% State Grants, 26% MetroParks


Indian Creek MetroPark

Indian Creek Pedestrian Bridge

The Indian Creek Pedestrian Bridge will replace a bridge that washed out decades ago by a flood. The bridge will connect the Oxford-Reily Road area of Indian Creek with the trails on the opposite side of the creek in the Springfield Road area.

Click here to access the Indian Creek MetroPark Vision Plan. 

Estimated project completion date: 2023 or 2024
Project funding sources: Stander Legacy Funds, possible grant funding


Rentschler Forest MetroPark

Canoe/Kayak Launch Improvements 

This project will provide an upgraded parking area and a gently-sloped walkway to the edge of the Great Miami River which will improve convenience and safety for paddlers accessing the river.

Click here to access the concept plan. 

Estimated project completion date: Fall 2022
Project funding sources: 65% State Grant, 35% MetroParks



Kennedy Creek Bridge 

This project will stabilize a failing wing wall on the stone bridge that carries the Great Miami River Trail over Kennedy Creek in Rentschler Forest MetroPark.

Estimated project completion date: Fall 2023
Project funding source: 100% MetroParks