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

  • Owl Prowl Night Hike

    January 29, 2022 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Turn into a real know-it-owl by joining the Owl Prowl Night Hike to learn all about these nocturnal creatures! The first part of this program will be held at the shelter as we discuss Ohio's most common native owls. A night hike will follow, as we call and search for these owls in the wild! It's sure to be a hooting time! Hike 2 of 4 owl night hikes in unique parks each time. Each hike in the series has it's own registration. Please dress for the weather. Registration is REQUIRED by 1/28/2022. FREE and open to all ages!

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

    January 30, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Come to Show and Tell on the farm and figure out how a cow got in our marshmallows through fun, hands-on activities during this free program for all ages. Help us feed and take care of our farm critters, too. Registration requested, walk-ins welcome!

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  • Salamander Migration Adventure

    Feb 01, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022 7:30pm - 9:30pm

    In the very early spring on a warm-enough, wet evening, spotted salamanders at Indian Creek MetroPark begin to move. It happens sometime between the last week of January and the end of March. Sign up for this unique opportunity to watch these migrating spotted salamanders as they move to breeding vernal pools, and learn more about this species and other amphibian creatures. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and space is limited. This program is free and open to all ages. A waiting list is available. You will be contacted by email regarding the exact date and time when the migration begins. We will typically know the evening-before or morning-of. The email will state instructions on how to RSVP and other important information, which includes responding by noon of the program/migration date. If registered participants are unable to attend the program or do not RSVP, we will move on the waiting list.

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

    February 03, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am

    ABC's of Farm Life Show and Tell celebrates items on the farm that start with the letter C! We will be highlighting cashmere animals, cover crops and cornhusk dolls through fun activities, crafts and visiting the farm animals, too. FREE program for all ages. Registration requested, walk-ins welcome.

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  • Project WILD & Aquatic WILD Educator's Workshop

    February 05, 2022 9:00am - 3:30pm

    Hosted by MetroParks and Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District, Project WILD and Aquatic WILD are interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education programs emphasizing wildlife. These programs are designed for K-12 formal and informal adult educators of all disciplines. This workshop is tailored for educators of grades 1-8. CEU's are available for all participants. Space is limited and registraion is REQUIRED by visiting https://www.butlerswcd.org/product-page/project-wild-educator-s-workshop . The cost of this workshop is $10.00 per participant. Registration ends Friday, February 4th, 2022. Connecting students to nature, scientific inquiry, bringing nature in the classroom, and giving students exploratory outdoor learning opportunities are focal points of all Project WILD programs. There will be a 30-minute lunch break during the program. Please plan to pack a lunch, as lunch is not provided. K-12 curriculum and activity guides for Project WILD and Aquatic WILD are supplied free of charge by ODNR Division of Wildlife.

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