Mill Creek Park Suspends Concert Series, Highlights Other Events

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The annual summer concert series at Mill Creek Park’s Morley Pavilion will not take place this year because of “the saturation” of concerts at other local outdoor venues, according to a park spokesperson.

The free concert series took place on Wednesday evenings at the Morley, an amphitheater in the Wick Recreation Area off McCollum Road on the West Side.

The recreation department of Mill Creek MetroParks will consider the possibility of scheduling concerts in the fall, said Jaime Yohman, the park’s community engagement director.

Yohman suggested some other popular park offerings that will take place this summer.

They include:

  • Nature: Real and Imagined, Fellows Riverside Gardens Weller Gallery, now through July 2. A printmaking exhibition by Malorie Martin that explores forms of flora and fauna. Free admission. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Trolley tours. Passengers board at Ford Nature Center, through Aug. 29. The guided tours on the Cohasset Express offer views of the park’s natural and historic highlights. Call 330 740 7107 to register and pay. Price is $10 ($7 for senior citizens).
  • Free Family Fishing Day, MetroParks Farm pond, Canfield, June 17, 1 to 4 p.m. A catch and release event, at which park educators will assist children up to age 15. Poles, equipment and bait will be provided. Register online at by June 15 or call 330 740 7116. Free.
  • Ice Age in Ohio, June 23 at 6 p.m., Ford Nature Center. Learn about how Mill Creek was shaped by the Ice Age and how to recognize evidence of glaciers in the park. Register online or by calling 330 740 7107 by June 21. No walk-ins. Free.
  • Shakespeare in the Park presents “Much Ado About Nothing,” Aug. 4, 5 and 6 at 6 p.m. at Morley Pavilion. Free admission.

Pictured at top: The Ford Nature Center in Mill Creek Park.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.