Facility Alerts and Updates

Find information on alerts, closures and hazards for trails, parks and facilities operated by Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.


This is used to identify general updates at a facility.


This is used to advise caution at facilities that are still open.


This is used to identify facilities that are closed.

Active Updates

Alum Creek Trail Closure

May 1 to late-September

The department will be removing and replacing the superstructure of the Alum Creek Trail bridge crossing Alum Creek and Champions Golf Course. In addition, the west bank of Alum Creek will be re-established just north of the bridge crossing.

Please note: Concrete for the new deck will be poured beginning Aug. 22, weather permitting. Please obey all signage and stay off the deck to prevent damage. Failure to do so will cause further delays. 

Detour: No trail detour will be provided for this project.

Scioto Trail Closure

August 2023 – summer 2024

The south side of the Scioto Trail is closed to allow for the construction of a a new pedestrian bridge over the Scioto River and a new trail along Souder Avenue to West Broad Street. Read more about the project.

Detour: A temporary detour path has been constructed on the north side of the Scioto River, which will allow the path to remain open heading upstream to Fifth Avenue. Please adhere to this designated detour.

Westgate Park Closures

Through the end of September

The Westgate Park handball courts and adjacent concrete slab to the west will be closed effective immediately.