Upcoming Programs & Events

  • Run The Parks 5k Series: June - 029

    June 03, 2023 9:00am - 11:00am

    Walk, hike, or run with us this year in our Run The Parks 5k Series while we explore a different MetroPark in Butler County. This family-friendly, non-competitive 5k series will take place on the first Saturday of every month. Route details will be provided upon registration. Tiered prizes will be awarded based on how many of the twelve 5k’s you participate in! April: Forest Run – Wildlife Preserve Area We are right in the heart of Spring now, and as the wildlife in our parks is getting moving we hope you’ll join them at the Forest Run MetroParks Wildlife Preserve Area. With a creek, woods, meadows, a prairie, and a wetland. Participants will pass through a wide array of habitats on this months run! This 2.9-mile marked natural surface course takes participants through a wide array of habitats as they start on our Creekside trail then head back for a run through the Meadow Trails into the Woodlands trail and back out to the prairie overlook trail. There will be a first aid and water station at the 1.5-mile point. Specific details about the route will be provided via email the week of. Check-in begins at 8:30 AM, and the run starts at 9:00 AM. Participants only need to register once for the year and then may participate in as many runs as they would like.

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  • Creeking in the Parks - 002

    June 08, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Join MetroParks and Butler Soil and Water Conservation District as we explore creeks and waterways in the parks throughout Butler County. We will be at a different park each week, so there are always new areas to explore! We'll look for creek critters such as amphibians, insects, fish, reptiles, macroinvertebrates, and even fossils! This week at the Line Hill Mound Area of Rentschler Forest MetroPark, we will investigate the pond and wetland areas at the park! Please wear close-toed shoes for all creeking events. Based on unsafe weather and/or water levels, cancellations are possible. Please check back here, the MetroParks of Butler County website*, or the MetroParks Facebook page** for any potential updates.

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  • Art in the Park

    June 08, 2023 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Welcome to Art in the Park with MidPointe Library throughout the summer months at several different park sites. Pop in any time during 10:00am till 2:00pm to enjoy a special free art project.

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  • The Nature of Kids - Amazing Animals

    June 09, 2023 10:00am - 11:30am

    Join MetroParks of Butler County with partner Ohio State University Extension for exciting summertime fun! Get outside and explore a new topic each week through games, activities, and hikes in the park. Meet live native animals as you learn about some of their adaptations. See if you can move like them and how well youÂ’d do out in the wild. WeÂ’ll also take a hike through the prairie to see who we can spot out and about there.

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