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

  • Salamander Adventure

    Jan 31, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 7:30pm - 9:30pm

    In the spring on a warm, wet evening, spotted salamanders at Indian Creek 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 migrating spotted salamanders and learn more about this species. Pre-registration is required and the program may reach capacity quickly as space is limited. You will be contacted by email regarding the exact date and time when the migration begins. A waiting list is available.

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  • Middletown Winter Hike Series

    February 01, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Join us outside for a hike at one, two, or all three great Middletown locations this winter! The first Saturday of the month, these hikes will begin at 10 a.m., and range from 1-3 miles. Enjoy a social, family friendly hike, and learn about the outdoor options Middletown has to offer. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee at each hike! Hikes will be lead by Bulls Run Nature Sanctuary, MetroParks of Butler County, and the City of Middletown. Registration is required at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQ59h2ryJ9W7p_VVxN0UGdfewB2QNk_OjPUfIxFxNzizR3ew/viewform?usp=sf_link Contact naturalist@bullsrun.org for more information!

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  • Owl Prowl Night Hike

    February 01, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Whoo wants to learn about owls? Register now to see and hear live owls with ODNR Naturalists from Hueston Woods at Rentschler Forest MetroPark. Learn all about our owl friends then go on a night hike and practice calling them in from the forest.Bundle up... it will be a hoot! Space is limited and registration is required by 1/31/20.

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

    February 02, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    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 "C-D" on the farm while enjoying a craft, snack and live animal demonstrations. FREE program for all ages.

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