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 & Tell on the Farm - Sensational Seasons

    October 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am

    Let's investigate the seasons and what happens on the farm during each one through hands-on activities, a craft, and a snack! Spend some time with the animals and enjoy the Nature Playscape as well! FREE program for all.

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  • Let's Go Hiking! Fall Wildflowers

    October 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm

    The time for wild blooms is almost up! Get wild about wildflowers one last time before the winter cold settles in. Autumn wildflowers, such as asters, are vital to pollinators as one of the last remaining sources of nectar as they prepare for winter. Join us as we set out on a hike to identify these colorful fall blooms! FREE and open to all ages. Meet at the Gazebo. Registration is requested by calling 513.867.5348. Walk-ups are welcome!

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  • The Howl

    October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    “Bark” your calendars for a trick-or-treat trail designed for both dogs and children, the Doggy Dash 2.4 mile fun run, and a Pupper Parade! The Trick-or-treat Trail will be open from 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Doggy Dash takes off at 12:00 p.m. The parade starts at 1:30 p.m. Dog prizes for cutest, scariest, best duo/group, and most original categories are awarded in the parade. Photo opportunities, vendors, and a dog obstacle course will also be available. Rescue centers will have adoptable dogs to “rent” if you don’t have your own pet. Pre-registration is available online. Day of registration for the Fun Run will begin at 11:00 a.m. and registration for all other activities will begin at 11:30 a.m. Children are FREE with a paid canine. Price will increase to $6/dog + $6 for the Fun Run after 10/12/19 through the day of the event. Ready to register your pupper? Sign up online TODAY by clicking "tickets" at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-howl-2019-tickets-66509322173

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  • Orionid Meteor Shower Watch

    October 19, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm

    Spend another late night with the MetroParks of Butler county and members of the Cincinnati Observatory to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Orionid Meteor Shower. Look at the sky through the lens of a telescope and participate in sensory activities. Bring a blanket or chair to relax and watch these magnificent meteors shoot across the sky. Free!

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

    October 20, 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 "S and T" on the farm through fun hands-on activities, craft, snack and of course a live animal demonstration.

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