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

  • Show and Tell on the Farm - There's a Cow in my Marshmallow!

    March 21, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am

    Come to Show and Tell on the farm and figure out how a cow got in our marshmallows through fun, hands-on activities and a snack inside the beautiful Augspurger Home. Help us feed and take care of our farm critters, too. FREE program for all ages.

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  • Things that Flutter Series: Bird Banding and Rookeries

    March 23, 2019 7:00am - 9:30am

    Let's talk birds! Join us at the beautiful Gilmore MetroPark for an unforgettable birding experience. Participate in bird banding with birding experts and observe communal nesting grounds called rookeries. You don't have to be an experienced birder to enjoy this program. Come out to Gilmore and have a blast!

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  • Fossils!

    March 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Our region of Ohio has some very unique fossils that you can’t find anywhere else! Come learn about the different types of fossils found in the Southwest corner of Ohio and why they are unique. The program will include a lot of fun crafts and activities that may get messy—so dress appropriately! FREE and open to all ages. Meet at the shelter. Registration is requested by calling 513.867.5348. Walk-ups are welcome!

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  • Show and Tell on the Farm - ABC's of Farm Life

    March 24, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Let's continue the ABC's of Farm Life at Show and Tell! Through hands-on activities, we'll learn about items starting with the letters "E and F" on the farm while enjoying a craft and snack. Don't forget to explore the gardens, visit the Augspurger House and animals, and play on the Nature Playscape, too. FREE program for all ages.

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  • Show and Tell on the Farm - Break Out of Your Shell

    March 28, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am

    Break out of the shell during this Show and Tell and explore the life cycle of our chickens at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. Help us feed the animals, grow your own plant in an egg shell, and enjoy a snack, too. FREE program for all ages.

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