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- NO PROGRAM TODAY FATHER'S DAY

    June 16, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    NO Show and Tell today due to celebrating Father's Day. However, Chrisholm Historic Farmstead and all other MetroParks of Butler County park sites are open throughout the day for you to enjoy. Next Show and Tell is on Thursday, June 20th.

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  • Photo Walks - It's All About the Light

    June 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Join us for a summer evening at VOA as we search for good compositions that capture the evening light. Meet at the Gazebo for a short discussion with photographer Susan Milinkovich as she shares tips on the different types of light, how that light can impact your image, and how to use light correctly to create great photographs. Registration is required by 6/16/2019.

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  • Trail Yoga

    June 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Harmonize your breath with the rhythm of nature and unwind from your busy day as we practice mindful movement with traditional yoga poses along the meandering forest trail. All body shapes, sizes, and experience levels are welcome. This is truly something you need to experience to appreciate! Please note: Wear comfortable “old friend” closed-toed shoes, as we will be out on the trail. You will not need a yoga mat for this program. Call (513) 867-5835 to register for all eight classes at a discount. $48.00 for the series!

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  • Hump Day Concert: Model Behavior

    June 19, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Need a little mid-week relaxation? Then, come on out to Voice of America MetroPark for live music, food & beverages, and some good family fun at 7:00 p.m. by the Gazebo! Model Behavior is a high-energy cover band that plays upbeat pop, rock, dance and party music with a core focus in the 1980Â’s. By playing tried and true crowd favorites from bands like Journey, Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, and Led Zeppelin while also playing a wide selection of unique songs from bands such as A Flock of Seagulls, The Knack, Til Tuesday, Aldo Nova or The Talking Heads, Model Behavior will have you dancing and singing along.

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  • Creeking in the Parks - Forest Run Wildlife Preserve Area

    June 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Join us every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. as we explore creeks and waterways at MetroParks of Butler County. We will be at a different park each week, so there are always new areas to explore! The things we will be looking for include: macroinvertebrates, fossils, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. This week at Forest Run MetroPark – Wildlife Preserve Area, we will explore Little Dry Run, a watershed of Indian Creek, and ultimately the Great Miami River. Closed-toes shoes are required for all creeking events.

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