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Fellows Riverside Nears Record Number of Visitors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mill Creek MetroParks’ Fellows Riverside Gardens almost broke its park visitation record with 32,000 community members who visited the gardens in April, and is also on track for a record breaking May. 

April’s record is just 69 visitors shy of the garden’s record year set in 2014, officials say.

“It’s great when you can approach record-setting attendance at a park,” said park director Aaron Young. “But we’re not done yet, we want to see new residents using the MetroParks for the first time and past visitors coming back again and again.”

Fellows Riverside Gardens is at the northern end of Mill Creek Park, featuring 12 acres of landscape, the D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center and Kravitz’s Garden Café.

From April through early May this year, the visitor center had 49,234 community members stop into the center. That is up from 46,335 in 2016.

“Our goal is to provide park and recreation space while being responsive to community needs,” Young said in a statement. “The services offered at Fellows Riverside Gardens, and the community’s response to them, show that we’re on the right track.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.