Explore Your MetroParks

Enjoy family fun and recreation within over 4,500 acres of green space in ten 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

  • Christmas Bird Count (Miami Valley Audubon) - Oxford area

    December 16, 2017 7:00am - 1:00pm

    For over 100 years Audubon has been conducting a Christmas Bird Count throughout the country. It doesn't matter if you are just learning to bird watch or if you are an accomplished birder, come out for a brisk walk to look for the winter birds. Three MetroParks of Butler County sites in Four Mile Creek MetroPark (Mill Race, Davidson Woods and Sycamore Bluffs), normally closed to the public are part of the count area. Meet at the Miami University Research Ecology Research Center at 5806 Somerville Rd. Oxford OH 45056 at 7 AM or contact Larry Gersbach at larrygers@aol.com or 513-310-0195 for details.

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  • Breakfast with Santa

    December 16, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm

    Time to reserve your seat for this fun, family event. Enjoy a yummy buffet, entertainment by Charlie Cadabra and a visit with Santa. Framed photo of your visit with Santa available for a small fee. Space is limited. Reservations required. Registration closes 12/13/2017.

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  • Show and Tell on the Farm - Soap on a Rope

    December 17, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    How did early farmers make soap? Make your own soap on a rope to share with others. Come on out to the farm any time between 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for a visit with the farm animals, explore the gardens and enjoy Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. FREE program for all ages.

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  • Show and Tell on the Farm - Presents for the Animals

    December 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am

    "Show and Tell" time at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. What do the chickens and rabbits want this holiday? Let's make presents for them and other feathered and furry friends inside the warm Augspurger House. Part of the program will be outside sharing our toys with the farm animals, too. FREE program for all ages.

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  • No Show and Tell Program on Sunday, December 24

    December 24, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    No Show and Tell on the farm program on Sunday, December 24 due to the holidays. However, Chrisholm Historic Farmstead and the other sites at MetroParks of Butler County are open all day for your enjoyment. Don't forget to visit with the chickens and rabbits on the farm, too. Next Sunday show and tell program is Sunday, January 7, 2018.

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