Explore Your MetroParks

Enjoy family fun and recreation within over 4,500 acres of green space in ten parks open daily at MetroParks. The many amenities available to enhance your park experience include natural and paved trails for hiking, biking, running, or walking. There are also numerous play areas, fishing spots, reservable facilities, shelters and camp sites, a dog park, as well as a reservable Athletic Complex. Water recreation is made possible through creeking as well as rentable kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, and stand-up paddleboards. Regularly scheduled programs and FUN special events will also add to your enjoyment of the parks.

Upcoming Programs & Events

  • MetroParks & Great Miami Rowing Center Learn to Row

    August 19, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Give rowing a try! Seasoned rowers and coaches will give you the opportunity to learn to row racing shells. Knowledgeable staff will answer your questions as you try out the equipment. What to wear: gym shorts & t-shirts that aren't too baggy, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, shoes that will not come off your feet. Bring water and socks. Recommended for ages 12 & up. Participation waiver must be signed. Learn to Row dates are 7/1, 7/29 & 10/1 at VOA and 6/3, 8/19 & 9/10 at Great Miami Rowing Center Hamilton.

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  • Butterfly Hunt

    August 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm

    It's the perfect time of year to look for butterflies and their predators. Bob Nuhn, local butterfly expert, will lead the way. If anyone can find them, it's Bob! He has led a local butterfly count for nearly 30 years submitting his findings to the North American Butterfly Association. Dress to be in the sun and walking through tall grasses. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. Program will be canceled in the case of rain. Meet in the main parking lot.

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  • Show and Tell at the Farm

    August 20, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come on over to Chrisholm Historic Farmstead for a BRAND NEW "Show and Tell" time at the Farm. Each program will be a little different with special guest stars, some Furry and some Feathery, and fun activities. Come for any amount of time during 2pm-4pm. Designed to delight kids and kids at heart.

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  • Show and Tell on the Farm

    Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    "Show and Tell" time at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. Come for any amount of time and enjoy the beauty of the historic farmstead. Visit with the chickens and rabbits, and maybe some special visitors, too. Guaranteed to delight all children ages 0-99!

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  • Stepping Forward Service Day

    August 26, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Stepping Forward Service Days are a great opportunity for individuals, families, and groups to make a difference in our parks. Prepare Sebald Park for Horse Daze. Perform trail maintenance, honeysuckle removal, and park clean up.

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