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! Flush restrooms will be installed in Spring 2024, with additional playground elements coming in the summer.
Project funding sources: 80% State Grant, 20% MetroParks

Gilmore MetroPark

Wetlands Boardwalk

The proposed project will upgrade a key link in the Wetlands Trail Loop, replacing the outdated "floating walkway" with a fixed boardwalk. The new boardwalk will provide more stable access through the park while minimizing disturbances to the forested wetlands.             

Project funding sources: 65% State Grants, 35% MetroParks. For more information about how to contribute to MetroParks' Boardwalk Campaign, click here.

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: 2026
Project funding sources: Stander Legacy Funds, grant funding to be identified

Four Mile Creek MetroPark

Davidson Woods Access

MetroParks has acquired the necessary funding to open the Davidson Woods Area of Four Mile Creek MetroPark to the general public. Funding will allow MetroParks to construct an access road, parking lot and an ADA-accessible trail to the elevated overlook of Four Mile Creek. MetroParks has completed public feedback sessions with detailed design to start in late spring 2024. 

Project funding sources: Federal, State and County grant funding

Four Mile Creek at the Davidson Woods Area of Four Mile Creek MetroPark

Great Miami River Trail

Closing the Gaps Between Timberhill and Middletown

MetroParks has received Federal grant and American Rescue Plan Act funds to support the design and construction of three sections of the Great Miami River Trail. New construction will add approximately five miles of paved multi-use trail to MetroParks' existing segments of the Great Miami River Trail. These sections will close the Butler County gaps in this 100-mile-long regional trail stretching from Fairfield to Piqua. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2025.  

Project funding sources: Federal, State and and MetroParks' local matching funds


Bike trail crossing a creek at Rentschler Forest MetroPark

Voice of America MetroPark

Tylersville Connector Trail

Clean Ohio trail funding will allow MetroParks to construct a paved, ADA-accessible trail across the southern portion of the Voice of America MetroPark Athletic Complex. The new trail will complete the connection from the existing Butler-Warren trail to the Voice of America Shopping Center west of the park. Construction will begin in mid-late 2024. 

Project funding sources: State and and MetroParks matching funds


Paved walking trail in the meadow of Voice of America MetroPark

Elk Creek MetroPark

Sebald Park and Meadow Ridge Area Connector Road

The Elk Creek Connector Road will create an internal paved roadway between the Sebald and Meadow Ridge Areas of Elk Creek MetorPark. The mile-long road will provide an emergency egress from the Sebald Area during flooding along in Elk Creek. The road will also expand access to the northern portion of the Meadow Ridge Area and will better serve hikers, anglers and boaters int he park. 

Funding has been secured for the construction of the Meadow Ridge Area portion of the connector road, with funding still being evaluated for the western third of the project. Construction is expected to begin in mid-late 2024.

Project funding sources: State grant funds and MetroParks' local funds


Paved walking path in the meadow of Elk Creek MetroPark