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 & Tell on the Farm - The 3 - Sisters Garden

    May 31, 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. What is a 3-sisters garden and why did the Native Americans grow it? Help us plant one at Chrisholm and take your own 3-sister's pot home, too. FREE program for all ages.

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  • CANCELLED - Hump Day Concert:

    June 03, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    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, Educational & Entertainment 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. Need a little mid-week relaxation? Then, come on out to Voice of America MetroPark for FREE live music and some good family fun from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Concert series line-up coming soon!

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  • CANCELLED - Creeking in the Parks - Elk Creek MetroPark: Sebald Park Area

    June 04, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm

    All MetroParks in-person Nature & Educational programming is cancelled until further notice. Log Off… Shut Down… Get Outside with activities & more shared daily at https://www.yourmetroparks.net/log-off.-shut-down.-get-outside and on the MetroParks of Butler County Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/metroparks/ All MetroParks outdoor park locations remain open from 8:00 a.m. until dusk (normal hours). The importance of social distancing while in the park is still key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Keep a minimum of 6 feet between you and others not from your household while in the park and elsewhere. Creeking in the Parks is back again! Join us every Thursday this summer from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. as we explore the creeks and waterways in the parks. This program will be held at a different park each week, so there are always new areas to explore! We will be looking for critters such as: macroinvertebrates, fossils, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. This week at Elk Creek MetroPark - Sebald Area, we will investigate the great Elk Creek and all its wonders. What animals live here and call it home? What fossils can we find along the banks? Explore with us to find out the answers to these questions for yourself! Closed-toed shoes are required for all creeking events.

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  • CANCELLED - Show and Tell on the Farm - Tales of Tails

    June 04, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    All MetroParks in-person Nature & Educational programming is cancelled until further notice. Log Off… Shut Down… Get Outside with activities & more shared daily at https://www.yourmetroparks.net/log-off.-shut-down.-get-outside and on the MetroParks of Butler County Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/metroparks/ 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. All MetroParks outdoor park locations remain open from 8:00 a.m. until dusk (normal hours). The importance of social distancing while in the park is still key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Keep a minimum of 6 feet between you and others not from your household while in the park and elsewhere. Tales of tails will be explored on the farm through fun hands-on activities, craft and a yummy snack! Visit the naturescape and farm animals too. FREE for all ages.

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  • CANCELLED - Family Fun Fridays - Got Energy?

    June 05, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am

    All MetroParks in-person Nature & Educational programming is cancelled until further notice. Log Off… Shut Down… Get Outside with activities & more shared daily at https://www.yourmetroparks.net/log-off.-shut-down.-get-outside and on the MetroParks of Butler County Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/metroparks/ 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. All MetroParks outdoor park locations remain open from 8:00 a.m. until dusk (normal hours). The importance of social distancing while in the park is still key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Keep a minimum of 6 feet between you and others not from your household while in the park and elsewhere. Join MetroParks of Butler County, Butler Soil and Water Conservation District, and OSU Extension, Butler County for the Family Fun Fridays series! Every week we’ll learn about a different topic, explore the park, create a craft, and play games! This weeks theme is "Got Energy?" This is a FREE program.

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