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

  • CANCELLED - Show and Tell on the Farm - Chillin' with Veggies

    April 02, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    MetroParks of Butler County continues to monitor emerging facts relative to changes and/or new orders issued by the Governor or our local County Health Commissioners as it relates to MetroParks facilities and programs. Effective immediately all MetroParks Nature and Educational programming is cancelled until further notice. Please visit the MetroParks of Butler County’s website – http://www.YourMetroParks.net- for the most updated information. Click on the white banner on the top of the home page for details. Notice - NEW TIME FOR SHOW AND TELL! Ever eaten a rainbow? Let's explore the differences between vegetables and fruits through hands-on activities, a craft and delicious snack. We will see which veggies the farm animals like to eat, too. FREE program for all ages.

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  • CANCELLED - Flashlight Egg Hunt - Trail Course

    April 03, 2020 8:30pm - 10:30pm

    MetroParks of Butler County continues to monitor emerging facts relative to changes and/or new orders issued by the Governor or our local County Health Commissioners as it relates to MetroParks facilities and programs. Effective immediately all MetroParks Nature and Educational programming is cancelled until further notice. Please visit the MetroParks of Butler County’s website – http://www.YourMetroParks.net- for the most updated information. Click on the white banner on the top of the home page for details. Break out your flashlight and get on the trails for Easter! Join us at Forest Run Wildlife Preserve for a "Trail Only" Flashlight Egg Hunt. Join us the following weekend for a "Field Only" Flashlight Egg Hunt at Elk Creek's Sebald Park. Bring your own flashlight and join in the fun! Egg cartons will be provided for collecting. Check-in opens at 8:30 p.m. Registration required by 4/1/2020. Program Times: 9:00 p.m.: 3 to 5-year-old hunt 9:15 p.m.: 6 to 8-year-old hunt 9:30 p.m.: 9 to 12-year-old hunt 9:45 p.m.: Family Hunt (if you have multiple aged children that want to participate together) Participants will hunt for one dozen eggs only to exchange for a bag of goodies. Be sure to look out for the golden eggs to redeem for extra prizes!

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  • CANCELLED - Wild About Spring Wildflowers

    April 04, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm

    MetroParks of Butler County continues to monitor emerging facts relative to changes and/or new orders issued by the Governor or our local County Health Commissioners as it relates to MetroParks facilities and programs. Effective immediately all MetroParks Nature and Educational programming is cancelled until further notice. Please visit the MetroParks of Butler County’s website – http://www.YourMetroParks.net- for the most updated information. Click on the white banner on the top of the home page for details. Searching for spring wildflowers is a great way to celebrate the new season! Join us as we discover what beauties are blooming in Indian Creek MetroPark. A common spring wildlflower is the lovely Rue Anemone, which differs from other flowers in that it produces no nectar! Instead, early spring pollinators such as flies and bees collect the pollen. FREE!

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  • CANCELLED - Dog-Gone Bone Hunt

    April 05, 2020 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    MetroParks of Butler County continues to monitor emerging facts relative to changes and/or new orders issued by the Governor or our local County Health Commissioners as it relates to MetroParks facilities and programs. Effective immediately all MetroParks Nature and Educational programming is cancelled until further notice. Please visit the MetroParks of Butler County’s website – http://www.YourMetroParks.net- for the most updated information. Click on the white banner on the top of the home page for details. Bring your pooch for an egg hunt designed for dogs! Put their nose to the test as they sniff out a dozen treat filled plastic eggs. They will a receive a new toy as an extra reward. Some activities include: shopping at dog-friendly vendors, dog obstacle course, socializing time, and photo opportunities! Hunt times are scheduled by weight: 12:00 p.m. - Registration/Check-In Opens 1:00 p.m. – Dogs Under 30 pounds 1:15 p.m. – Dogs 30-50 pounds 1:30 p.m. – Dogs 50 pounds and over Event Rules: We ask that all dogs are well-behaved, socialized, and current on vaccinations. One dog per handler. Stoop and scoop rules apply – we will provide poop bags and garbage cans at the event for your use. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times during the event.

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

    April 05, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    MetroParks of Butler County continues to monitor emerging facts relative to changes and/or new orders issued by the Governor or our local County Health Commissioners as it relates to MetroParks facilities and programs. Effective immediately all MetroParks Nature and Educational programming is cancelled until further notice. Please visit the MetroParks of Butler County’s website – http://www.YourMetroParks.net- for the most updated information. Click on the white banner on the top of the home page for details. 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 "G-H" on the farm while enjoying a craft, snack and live animal demonstrations, too. FREE program for all ages.

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