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 and Tell on the Farm - A Farmer's Native Friends

    February 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am

    What kind of native friends do we have on the farm and in Butler County? Come to Show and Tell to find out through live animal demonstrations, hands-on activities, a craft, and a snack. FREE program for all ages.

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  • Extended Deadline! - Project WILD & Aquatic WILD Workshop

    February 29, 2020 9:00am - 3:30pm

    EXTENDED DEADLINE: Please register by Tuesday, February 25th. Hosted by MetroParks and Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District, Project WILD and Aquatic WILD are interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education programs emphasizing wildlife. These programs are designed for K-12 formal and informal adult educators of all disciplines. This workshop is tailored for educators of grades 1-5. CEU's are available for all participants. Space is limited. Connecting students to nature, scientific inquiry, bringing nature in the classroom, and giving students exploratory outdoor learning opportunities are focal points of all Project WILD programs. There will be a 30-minute lunch break during the program. Please plan to pack a lunch, as lunch is not provided. K-12 curriculum and activity guides for Project WILD and Aquatic WILD are supplied free of charge by ODNR Division of Wildlife.

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  • Show and Tell on the Farm - In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

    March 01, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    It's March so the weather is "in like a lion and out like a lamb" here at Show and Tell. Let's explore the weather and what happens in early spring on the farm through hands-on activities, a craft, and a snack while visiting with the farm animals, too. FREE for all ages.

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  • Show and Tell on the Farm - Mini Gardens

    March 05, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am

    Come to Show and Tell to learn about health benefits and how to grow your very own mini-garden. Let's make a mini-garden to take home, enjoy a snack and visit with the farm animals, too. FREE program for all ages.

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  • Spring Amphibians with Jeff Davis

    March 07, 2020 9:30am - 11:30am

    Jeff Davis is one of Ohio's most well-known herpetologists. Wear your muck boots and join him in the search for amphibians. Salamander Run Preserve is generally closed to the public, so reserve your spot for a special experience! Off-trail and unpaved routes will be used, so be prepared for an adventure. Pre-Registration is required by 3/6/2020. Space is limited. Rain date of 3/21/2020.

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