Governor Bebb MetroPark Planning Update
About Additional Public Comment Opportunities To Be Offered For Governor Bebb MetroPark:
Thank you to all who have participated in the online public comment process for the first and second drafts of the Governor Bebb MetroPark Preliminary Master Plan.
Due to the public interest expressed regarding the draft plan, MetroParks has decided to push back the schedule for plan adoption to afford additional opportunities for interested parties to engage in the planning process.
MetroParks appreciates your patience as we navigate how best to provide opportunities for feedback on the plan, moving forward, during the coronavirus pandemic.
Since we have received feedback that not all residents are comfortable using online platforms, MetroParks will respond by providing an in-person meeting opportunity. The park system believes that the safest way to accomplish this during the pandemic is to have a series of small-scale meetings outdoors. Since winter weather is not conducive to outdoor meetings, MetroParks has decided to put the planning process for Governor Bebb on hold until May when we are hopeful that these meetings can be comfortably and safely held outside.
The exact date, time, and location of these meetings is yet to be determined. Once meeting plans are finalized, the details will be shared on our Facebook page and on the “News and Alerts” section of our website. https://www.yourmetroparks.net/news-alerts
Also, since the planning process has been pushed back, that means there is more time for people to comment online, if they are comfortable with that method of feedback. To that end, MetroParks is making the online comment form for the second draft of the Governor Bebb Preliminary Master Plan available through May 21, 2021. If you’d like to view the Second Draft Plan and comment on it, you can do so by following this link.
About Park Master Plans:
Park Master Plans are not developed quickly. They can take between 6-12 months to create. These plans help to guide decision-making about potential park improvements over a ten-plus year period. The plans are also used to communicate a future vision for each park, not only to the public, but also to potential grant funders, partners, and/or sponsors. These plans are also updated periodically to reflect new circumstances and realities. As always, funding availability and the desire to balance investment across the MetroParks system are factors in deciding which Master Planned improvements are prioritized for implementation.
Thanks for your interest in the Governor Bebb MetroPark Preliminary Master Plan and for supporting MetroParks of Butler County. Your constructive feedback will help to make the plan that results the best that it can be.
Click on the Link below for plan details and to access the comment form:
GOVERNOR BEBB -SECOND PRELIMINARY MASTER PLAN DETAILS AND SURVEY
Great Miami River Trail Construction to Begin – Timberhill Area of Rentschler Forest MetroPark and Unpaved Portion of Great Miami River Trail to Close
Jul 30, 2021, 11:55 AM
Starting August 16, 2021, the Timberhill Area of Rentschler Forest MetroPark and the unpaved portion of the Great Miami River Trail (GMRT) connecting Timberhill to Reigart Road will close for construction of the Great Miami River Trail Extension project. The closure is expected to last until June 2022.
Gilmore MetroPark Closures - Beginning July 26, 2021
Jul 16, 2021, 14:11 PM
The Gilmore Road Entrance to Gilmore MetroPark will be closed July 26, 2021 through October 29, 2021. The southwestern portion of Gilmore MetroPark will also be closed July 26, 2021 until Fall of 2022. These closures are for the City of Hamilton Utility Relocation and Miami 2 Miami Trail Projects. Please see the “news” section for details and maps of the closure areas.
Updated: Section of the Great Miami River Trail Closed - Updated 7/16/2021
May 24, 2021, 11:04 AM
The Great Miami River Trail in Middletown remains closed between Barnitz Park and the River Center for sewer work. Visit the News Section for detour information and a map of the closed area and detour. Thank you for your patience and understanding!