Explore Your MetroParks

Enjoy family fun and recreation within nearly 5,000 acres of green space in eleven 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

  • Trail Yoga

    October 23, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Hiking and Yoga, what could be better? It is a great way to reduce stress through awareness and increase positive emotions. In fact, being present in nature has been proven to lower heart rate/blood pressure and even boost immunity! Join us on Tuesday evenings with Laura Lejeune for a time of relaxation in and around Rentschler Forest MetroPark. Please note: Wear comfortable “old friend” closed-toed shoes, as we will be out on the trail. You will not need a yoga mat for this program. Open to all fitness levels. Call (513) 867-5835 to register for all six classes at a discount. $36.00 for the series!

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  • Trail of Treats

    October 26, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come in your Halloween costume on Friday, October 26th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Rentschler Forest MetroPark. You will get a map showing the locations of several "treat" baskets. Use the map and your wits to find each basket and collect a token. At the finish, turn in your tokens for candy or toy! Come before 6:00 p.m. to finish the course before dark or come by 7:00 p.m. for an extra challenge in the dark!

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  • Arts in the MetroParks: Reception & Award Ceremony

    October 26, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    BRAND NEW EVENT! Introducing... Arts in the MetroParks! Arts in the MetroParks is an art series competition with 2018's theme focused on the newly declared “Great Miami Riverway.” Artists and nature lovers from all over the Butler County community will have the chance to experience creative visions of the Great Miami River at the new River Center (120 South Carmody Blvd, Middletown, OH 45044) through various art mediums. Light refreshments will be available each night of the series with short environmental conservation films from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival delighting guests during the open houses. Reception & Award Ceremony: Friday, October 26th 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. Open Houses: Following three Fridays - November 2nd, November 9th, and November 16th 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. all days Cost: Spectator entry is $2 per person or $5 per family. Participants receive free viewing entry. *Deadline to submit artwork is 10/12/18

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  • Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River - Woodsdale

    October 27, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm

    The Clean Sweep is a volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of the Great Miami River. This river cleanup is about much more than picking up trash; ItÂ’s a day for communities to demonstrate their desire for clean water and healthy rivers. ItÂ’s an opportunity to learn about our river, and itÂ’s a time to come together with your families, your neighbors, your community, and your friends to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our Great Miami River. Before You Go: Wear a hat, long pants, and sturdy footwear. Bring sunscreen. Gloves are provided, but sometimes we run out early. DonÂ’t bring pets, cameras, radios or anything you might lose on the water. A light backpack or “fanny” pack is good to carry water, sunscreen, etc. Eat a good breakfast. You will be working hard. Take provided bottled water and drink lots of it. Take a spare bottle if you want. Bring your own PFD or “Life Jacket” if you can. We provide as many as we can, but if you want to wear one while cleaning up on the bank, bring your own. ​

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