Major improvements coming to Mill Creek MetroParks

Staff report


As warmer weather approaches, Mill Creek MetroParks is gearing up for a slew of capital improvements.

Although work will not begin this year, the MetroParks is in the early stages of a major renovation of Ford Nature Center. Design work for the $3 million project is slated to wrap up this spring.

Steve Avery, MetroParks Planning & Operations director, described the project as a redevelopment of the nature center.

“It’s been a mansion, a residence that was used for a nature center without a whole lot of renovations for 40 years,” he said. “Now, we’re actually going to do the renovation that creates a nature center there.”

Wrapping up this spring is the replacement of the Lanterman’s Mill wheel.

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