Parts of Gilmore MetroPark to Close for Utility Relocation and Miami 2 Miami Trail Projects

Jul 16, 2021, 13:52 PM by Becky Vanderpool


Park area and trail closures begin July 26, 2021
Closures of various areas will occur through Fall of 2022.

Two projects intended to protect wetlands and enhance the visitor experience at Gilmore MetroPark will begin construction soon.

The City of Hamilton is relocating sanitary sewer and gas lines that currently run directly under the wetlands to go around the wetland areas instead.  The project will prevent pollution of the wetlands that could occur if the existing lines failed.  It will also make the lines easier to maintain, which will further reduce risk to the wetlands.  The project will also prevent rainwater from getting into the sanitary sewer lines, reducing the cost and environmental impact of wastewater treatment.

MetroParks and the City of Hamilton have also partnered to build 1.5 miles of 10-foot-wide paved multi-use trail within Gilmore MetroPark, from Gilmore Road to Bypass State Route 4, and connect it to the existing three-mile Miami and Erie Canal Trail that runs from Bypass 4 to State Route 747.  Trail construction will begin after the utility relocation project is completed.  The trail project is being funded with Federal and State grants.  MetroParks and the City are coordinating with the appropriate Federal and State agencies to protect sensitive environmental resources.

The multi-use trail project is part of the Miami 2 Miami Action Plan, which envisions an east-west route through Butler and Warren Counties to eventually connect the two longest multi-use trails in the Cincinnati/Dayton region, the Little Miami Scenic Trail and the Great Miami River Trail.

Please see the “Alerts” section of this website for specific closure details.  Closure areas will change as construction continues, so continue to check the “Alerts” section for the latest updates when planning a visit to Gilmore MetroPark.

For your safety, please avoid construction areas.  Please pay attention to and respect posted signs and notices.  Unauthorized entry into a closed park area is a violation of MetroParks of Butler County Park Rules and Regulations and could result in a fine.

Click here for a fact sheet about the Utility Relocation and Miami 2 Miami Trail Projects.

Please email with comments or questions.  Thank you for your patience while we work to improve your MetroParks.