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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  • 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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  • Mountain Music Jams

    August 27, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Enjoy FREE music at the Pioneer Church. Bring a chair or blanket and listen to the informal, impromptu jam sessions of talented, local musicians. Bring your own instrument and join in! Judy and Warren Waldron will facilitate this program.

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