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 as of  January 2021.


Roundtown Trail

Status Alert – Open


Pickaway Trail

Status Alert – Expect Closer

The Pickaway Trail will be closed in the coming days during harvest for the safety of all trail users. please obey all signage.

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.


Canal Park

Status Alert – Open


Metzger Preserve

Status Alert – Open


Scioto Darby Road Big Darby Creek Access

Status Alert – Open dependent on Current Conditions

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.

Our newest River access site has been opened as of August 20th 2021



Covid- 19 Updates

Updated: 1/15/2021
Per the order issued by the State Health Director Friday, July 9th, 2020, Pickaway County is designated as a Level 3 Red alert on the health advisory system. Please see document below for details.
Please follow all guidelines when vising our Parks and trails by wearing your mask when you can not keep 6 ft of distance between you and others.

Office Updates:


The Park District’s monthly Board of Commissioner’s Meeting will be host virtual until further notice. for more information and to join the meeting please contact [email protected]


The Park District Office has moved to548 Lancaster Pike, Circleville OH 43113


Office open, but call in advance for appointment. Staff working at home and/or in field regularly. Please wear a mask when coming to office.




Update (9/25/2020) : Shelter Houses at all our parks are open but not for group gatherings greater than 50. Please follow all CDC guidelines. To reserve a shelter please contact [email protected] or the Park Office-at 740-420-5451.