Elevated platform unveiled at Mill Creek Park

Mill Creek Park elevated observation deck

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) — There’s a new way to look at wildlife at Mill Creek Park.

The ribbon was cut Tuesday for the elevated observation platform at the wildlife sanctuary on Calla Road. It’s a way for people to see the hundreds of species without affecting their habitat.

The large design is perfect for large groups, like guided hiking tours.

“It’s three tiers and the first tier is handicapped accessible and each tier gives you a nice panoramic view of the sanctuary itself. So you can come up and see over 100 degrees worth of views over the 264-acre sanctuary,” said designer Justin Rogers.

“We have an active bald eagle nest and currently they are raising two young. They hatched about the end of March and should flee the nest in about another month or so,” said Mill Creek MetroParks Natural Resources Manager Kirsten Peetz.

The sanctuary used to be a fish farm and over time it has attracted rare species, of which 225 have been identified.

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