Park & Trail Alerts

Rain, wind and flooding can temporarily close sections of trails and sometimes our parks. Visitors are encouraged to check for updates before their visit and to follow all posted trail and parking area closing signs. For safety reasons, trails are closed to all users while trail crews are using equipment to complete repairs and maintenance. The following list reflects the most up to date trail closings and construction projects.



Canal Park

Status Alert – Closed

The main parking lot at Canal Park is CLOSED for the expansion and paving of the new parking lot. The trails will remain open. Please use the Canal Road Pickaway Trail Parking or the South Towpath Trail Entrance to access the trails. The parking lot is expected to be opened the week of the 16th. Learn More about this project here.

Updated May 13th 2022

Roundtown Trail

Status Alert – Open


Pickaway Trail

Status Alert – Open

The trail is Currently not open from S.R. 104 to Sisk Road due to the trail not having a bridge connection at Lick Run.


Metzger Preserve

Status Alert – Open


Scioto Darby Road Big Darby Creek Access

Status Alert – Open

To protect our National Scenic River, which is home to several endangered and threatened species, and to minimize habitat disturbance please do not paddle when flow is below 150 CFS. Please check Here and look for the number after “Discharge, cubic feet per second : Most recent instantaneous value:” before planning a float. The site will also be closed November through April due to low flow.



Other Park Notices

No other notices at this time