Updated March 3, 2017
New Reid Park
Ongoing: Ash trees are being removed in the wooded section causing some hiking trails to be temporarily closed.
Old Reid Park
Ongoing: Brush and honeysuckle work began to clear and reconstruct the pond peninsulas and banks, which will enhance the overall natural landscape and use of the park. Original native tree species and grasses will be planted on the banks to create shade, cool the water and improve the aquatic habitat. The project will create habitat for native waterfowl and deter non-native ducks and geese from congregating along the lagoon banks, which causes overgrazing and erosion.
Tuesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Snyder Park Road will be closed to westbound traffic at Plum Street (you will be able to access the Whitewater parking lot). The road will also be closed to eastbound traffic at the Western Avenue entrance. Please note that inclement weather could extend this closure. All other entrances to the park will remain open. Thank you for your patience and understanding, the railroad trestle on the eastern end of Snyder Park is being repaired due to storm damage. While repairing the trestle, it has been determined that one of the rails in the crossing, just west of the Whitewater parking lot must be replaced as well.
Trail maintenance work is currently underway to establish additional trails within the park and remove invasive plant growth. Please use caution when using these trails throughout the park.
Buck Creek Trail
August 31: The Simon Kenton Trail bridge over Buck Creek south of Mitchell Blvd. will be closed until 3:00 pm today, August 31 for maintenance.
Ongoing: A portion of the Buck Creek Trail near N. Belmont Ave. has collapsed into Buck Creek. A safety barrier has been added to this section of the trail. Use caution while on this portion of the path. Improvements to this section are currently under design and should be finalized by the Fall. Repair work should begin during the spring of 2018. The project is anticipated to be completed by late fall. The trail will be closed completely in that section for the majority of the project. Please plan an alternate route.