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: The Timberman Ridge Playground opened in March 2023! Stay tuned for additional improvements coming soon.
Project funding sources: 80% State Grant, 20% MetroParks
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: Complete! The Grand Opening for the Miami 2 Miami Trail Connector was held May 19.
Project funding sources: 65% Federal Grants, 15% State Grants, 13% MetroParks, 7% City of Hamilton
Governor Bebb MetroPark
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: Complete! The Governor Bebb Streambank Stabilization Project wrapped up in October 2023.
Project funding sources: 100% H2Ohio Grant
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
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
Create Family fun
MetroParks provides opportunities to experience open green spaces near home. Pick the time of day that fits your busy schedule to spend some time with nature. Hike a trail, wander through natural habitats, view wildlife or just play! Please consider donating to further MetroParks ability to provide these resources.