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

  • 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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  • Rethinking Porkopolis Exhibit

    September 27, 2018 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    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 & Tell on the Farm - Let's Take a Spin

    September 27, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Where did the nursery rhyme "Pop Goes the Weasel" come from? Find out and learn much more at Let's Take A Spin Show and Tell! We will explore crops and animals that the farmers grew for sewing and material. FREE program for all ages.

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  • Movies in the Parks - A Bug's Life

    September 28, 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, A Bug's Life, 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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  • Early Fall Blooms - Great Outdoor Weekend

    September 29, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

    It's Great Outdoor Weekend. Sign up for a hike through one of MetroParks' hidden gems. Davidson Woods is only open for special programs such as this. Hike through this park which has no trails looking for the early fall wildflowers. Reservations required and space is limited due to parking constraints at park location. Participants will meet at the Meijer in Hamilton and Carpool together.FREE

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