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 - Pilgrims

    November 15, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am

    Visit with a pilgrim and learn how they farmed in the old days. Make a pilgrim hat to take home and fill your memory basket with nice treats. Don't forget to visit with the farm animals. FREE program for all ages.

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  • Arts in the MetroParks: Open House + Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    November 16, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    ABOUT THE EVENT: Brand new series! Introducing... Arts in the MetroParks featuring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Arts in the MetroParks is an art series competition with 2018's theme focused on the newly declared “Great Miami Riverway.” Artists and nature lovers from all over the Butler County community will have the chance to experience creative visions of the Great Miami River at the new River Center (120 South Carmody Blvd, Middletown, OH 45044) through various art mediums. Light refreshments will be available each night of the series with short environmental conservation films from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival delighting guests during the open houses. NIGHT 3 FEATURE FILMS: Coral Reef Rescue - An upbeat look at a downbeat topic, coral reefs are home to 25% of all marine species and protect the coastlines of more than 100 countries and provide 500 million people with jobs. They are also taking a huge hit from climate change, ocean acidification, and other pressures. The Mote Tropical Research Lab and the Coral Restoration Foundation’s ground breaking work with accelerating coral growth in the lab, creating nurseries in the ocean, and replanting back to the reefs is nothing less than fantastic. Their efforts creates hope for the future of sustainable coral reefs around the globe. My Irnik - 2018 Kids Jury, Best Film; A young father teaches his son about the value of shared adventures, exploration and his ancestral Inuit heritage. The Invisible Mammal: The Bat Rescuer - This is a story about the struggle that bats face to survive, specifically in North America, where white nose syndrome is causing sharp decline in populations of certain bat species. The Invisible Mammal also explores issues like climate change and habitat destruction, and the role that humans must take to save bats from extinction. In this first installment of The Invisible Mammal series, we meet The Bat Rescuer. Corky Quirk is the founder of NorCal Bats, an organization that provides care for injured bats and educational programs for libraries, schools, nature programs, fairs and other events throughout the region. Corky has been working intensely with native California bats since 2005 and has educated thousands of people. She works with injured and orphaned bats, returning them to the wild and keeps a captive colony of non-releasable bats for use in education. Climbing Kilimanjaro: A 12 Year Old's Passion Project - Lilliana Libecki set a goal to reach all seven continents by 12 years old. With hard work, focus on school, and commitment, it was within reach. She heads to Africa to climb Kilimanjaro and finally complete this goal by reaching her seventh continent. She had no idea that this would lead her to focus on helping the planet and people, changing her life forever. “We need to be the change we want to see…In a world where we can be and do anything, be kind and do good.” -Lilliana Libecki *Films begin at 6:00 p.m.

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  • Let's Go Hiking! Habitat Hike

    November 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Explore the different habitats of Huffman Park! Join MetroParks of Butler County and The City of Fairfield Parks & Recreation to discover plant and animal life. Learn how they are adapted for each habitat. This FREE program will take place at Huffman Park located at 2100 John Gray Road in Fairfield, Ohio and is open to all ages. Registration is requested by calling 513.867.5348. Walk-ups are welcome!

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  • Leonid Meteor Shower Watch

    November 17, 2018 9:00pm - 12:00am

    The Leonid Meteor Shower is here! It's been about 30 years since this meteor shower has been witnessed. Explore the stars and enjoy sensory activities. Bring a blanket/chair to view this extraordinary sight. Pre-registration required by 11/16/18.

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  • Show & Tell on the Farm - Machines That Help Us

    November 18, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    What kinds of machines help us on the farm? Find out through fun activities, craft, and snack. Don't forget to visit the beautiful Augspurger House, climb on the natural playscape, and feed the animals, too! FREE program for all ages.

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