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

  • Friends of Chrisholm: Annual Membership Meeting

    October 21, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm

    It's our pleasure to invite you to our Annual Fall Meeting to be held at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. Be sure to join us this year to see all of the updates and new features that can be found at the farmstead. This year's guest speaker is Adam Wanter with MidPointe Library System and the topic will be history-related digitization projects. Please register at rcs280@yahoo.com prior to Friday October 13, 2017.

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  • Harvest Hayrides - Group Reservations

    October 21, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Bring your group to a MetroPark for a hayride and a cornucopia of harvest activities. Participants will enjoy a 30 minute hayride, pick their own pumpkin, corn shell play area, straw maze, photo opportunity areas throughout the park, and more. Hayrides are available to schedule 11:00-11:30, 12:00-12:30 or 1:00-1:30-- you will choose your time at the end of your registration. Hay wagon can accommodate 25 riders at a time.

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  • Fall Confetti Sunset Hike

    October 21, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Take a sunset nature hike and enjoy the fall colors. Along the way learn about why leaves turn red, yellow and orange in the autumn. Meet at the first parking lot by the Great Miami River and hike the Cascade Trail identifying tree leaves as we go. FREE

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  • The Howl

    October 22, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Bark your calendars for a Pupper Costume Parade, a trick-or-treat trail designed for both dogs and children, ruff-ruff obstacle course, vendors, and more. Use tail wagging teamwork by adding the 2.4 mile Doggy Dash around the lake. Rescue centers will have adoptable dogs to borrow if you do not have your own pet. *Doggy Dash participants will receive a t-shirt. Register by 10/13/17 to guarantee t-shirt size and availability.

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  • Show and Tell on the Farm - Leave the Leaves!

    October 22, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Why should we leave the leaves on the farm? Find out what happens to them and why they are a valuable resource. Come on out to the farm any time between 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for a visit with the farm animals, explore the gardens and enjoy Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. FREE program for all ages.

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