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

  • Let's Go Hiking! Tracks, Scats & Signs

    January 16, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Who walked on the trail before us? Become a tracking sleuth by exploring tracks, scat and other signs to discover the secret lives of animals in Butler County. Dress appropriately for hiking in cold weather and on rough terrain. Meet at the Overlook Shelter. FREE and open to all ages! Pre-registration is required by 1/15/2021 by calling 513-867-5348. Space is limited. Masks will be required for all staff, volunteers and program participants. Please bring completed program waivers - found at the link below - to the program. https://www.yourmetroparks.net/docs/default-source/public-forms/waiver-health-acknowledgement-form-metroparks-public-programs.pdf?sfvrsn=50994cea_2

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  • Winter Orienteering

    January 17, 2021 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Winter Orienteering, in partnership with Orienteering of Cincinnati, will include a full range of courses for all ages and skill levels. Starts are open from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and the courses will close at 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration for this event is required with both of the following steps: 1) Print and complete a MetroParks Activity Waiver and Health Acknowledgement and take it with you to the event. https://www.yourmetroparks.net/docs/default-source/public-forms/waiver-health-acknowledgement-form-metroparks-public-programs.pdf?sfvrsn=50994cea_2 2) Pre-register & pay online at https://www.ocin.org/events.php

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  • Show and Tell on the Farm - Migrate, Hibernate, and Tolerate

    January 17, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Show & Tell on the Farm is back! Join us from the comfort of your home. This bi-weekly series will be brought to you virtually on Facebook and the MetroParks website every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Each video will feature a new topic and be available on the MetroParks website for you to enjoy anytime! Hibernate, migrate or tolerate are the three choices for animals to survive our long cold winter. Come and join us as we learn which animals make these choices and a live animal presentation. FREE virtual program for all ages.

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  • Show & Tell on the Farm - Let's Take a Spin

    January 21, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am

    Show & Tell on the Farm is back! Join us from the comfort of your home. This bi-weekly series will be brought to you virtually on Facebook and the MetroParks website every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Each video will feature a new topic and be available on the MetroParks website for you to enjoy anytime! Where did nit picky and niddy noddy come from? Find out and learn much more at Let's Take A Spin Show and Tell! We will explore crops and animals that the farmers grew for sewing and material and see a live animal presentation. FREE virtual program for all ages.

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  • Show & Tell on the Farm - Whose Tracks are These?

    January 24, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Show & Tell on the Farm is back! Join us from the comfort of your home. This bi-weekly series will be brought to you virtually on Facebook and the MetroParks website every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Each video will feature a new topic and be available on the MetroParks website for you to enjoy anytime! Can you identify which animals are leaving their tracks and signs around the parks? Become a tracking sleuth detective through fun activities. FREE virtual program for all ages.

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