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

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 December 2023

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

Westgate Park Update

Storm sewer improvements and bioretention basin work began in October 2023. There will be minimal impact to park use. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

The second phase of this work, which includes the plantings in the bioretention basins, will begin March 2024 and be completed May 2024.