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

  • Movies in the Parks - The Jungle Book

    September 21, 2018 8:00pm - 10:30pm

    WhatÂ’s better than going out to a movie on a Friday night? How about a FREE movie outdoors on a nice summer evening? Grab your lawn chair or blanket and join us for an evening out in the parks, and maybe even pack a picnic to make it a dinner and a movie! The feature film, The Jungle Book, will begin at 8:30 p.m., but join us at 8:00 p.m. for environmental and conservation-related short films from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

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  • Great Miami River First Peoples Celebration

    September 22, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Butler County is rich with cultural history! Come experience first-hand the vibrant culture of Native Americans while embracing the opportunity to honor their traditions. Activities will include a drum circle, dancers dressed in regalia, and intertribal traditional/contemporary dance & song demonstrations! Food, beverages, and Native American vendors will also be available to delight guests outside of the dance ring. And dive even deeper into Butler County's history by exploring the Pioneer Village with our historical interpretation tours running throughout the day! Cost: $5/Ages 5+, FREE/Under 5

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  • Rethinking Porkopolis Exhibit

    September 23, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join Friends of Chrisholm and MetroParks of Butler County for an exhibition about how pigs and pork packing shaped the environment of Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio during the 1800's, and connected the region to the cotton economy of the Deep South. This exhibit is made available for visitors of Chrisholm MetroPark by the Friends of Chrisholm. The program is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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

    September 23, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    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 "P-T" on the farm while enjoying a craft and snack. And don't forget to explore the gardens, visit the Augspurger House and animals, and play on the Nature Playscape, too. FREE program for all ages.

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  • Trail Yoga

    September 25, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Hiking and Yoga, what could be better? It is a great way to reduce stress through awareness and increase positive emotions. In fact, being present in nature has been proven to lower heart rate/blood pressure and even boost immunity! Join us on Tuesday evenings with Laura Lejeune for a time of relaxation in and around Rentschler Forest MetroPark. 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. Open to all fitness levels. Call (513) 867-5835 to register for all six classes at a discount. $36.00 for the series!

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