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Mill Creek Park, Canfield

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Mill Creek Park is a metropolitan park located in Youngstown, Ohio. The Trust for Public Land ranks one part of Mill Creek as the 142nd largest park located within the limits of a US city.Mill Creek MetroParks now stretches from the near west side of Youngstown to the southern borders of the city and neighboring Boardman township. The park "encompasses approximately 4400 acres, 20 mi of drives, and 15 mi of foot trails" as well as a variety of bridges, ponds, streams, well-tended gardens, and waterfalls. If including the total size of the park system, Mill Creek ranks among the largest metropolitan-owned parks within the city limits of any US city.HistoryMill Creek Park was founded in 1891 due to the "untiring efforts of Youngstown attorney Volney Rogers." Rogers secured options on much of the land and was able to purchase large tracts of it. This was no small task given that he was compelled to deal with more than 90 landowners. Once the land was secured, Rogers framed and promoted what he called the "Township Park Improvement Law." Upon the law's passage, Rogers turned over all of the land he had secured for park purposes. Rogers had the area declared a park by the state legislature. It officially opened in 1893.Rogers later enlisted the help of his brother Bruce, who had studied landscape architecture, and Bruce Rogers became the first Mill Creek Park superintendent. Earlier, the project benefited from the contributions of well-known landscape architect Charles Eliot, and Mill Creek Park is regarded as one of his notable works.
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  • this park is acres wide and long, sometimes i get lost in it. mill creek park has waterfalls, trails both bike and walking. a great nature center is located in it. playgrounds for kids, and sometimes ...  read more »
  • Best metropark in Mahoning County. Offers many stops, and easy walking paths. Lots to see and explore. Great for family-time! 
  • Beautiful! Peaceful! Tranquil! Fellows Garden..Magnificent! The place to go to have a family outing, wedding, hiking, jogging, or just sitting! Walk the dog, ride bikes, and stroll with that special p...  read more »
  • Easily one of the best places to go in Youngstown, or even northeast Ohio. The Rose gardens are absolutely stunning. It's a great place to walk, have a picnic, or have a wedding! If you have never been here, I highly suggest you go.
  • We loved this park until the recent sewage in the waterways. It has great trails for hiking and biking. There is much to see but stay away from the water. I am saddened that this situation has no foreseeable resolution. I have followed many news pages and posts and it seems Youngstown is OK ruining a great areas for their community. Hope this isn't the case!
  • An absolute joy to explore very well maintained and beautiful. One of the metro park officers patrolling the area was turning around and because my son said hi the officer stopped and took the time to interact with him and give him some stickers.
  • This park is phenomenon. Aside from being the most likely place to get lost in Youngstown, it is one of the most beautiful. It is such a large park that there are so many things to go. Hiking, kayaking, lanternmans mill-which still actually grinds flour you can purchase.
  • Great fishing hiking bikingwalking enjoying your time enjoying the that beautiful nature that's in Mill Creek Park
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