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

  • Photo Walks - Tips for Composing a Great Photograph

    July 21, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am

    Join us for a summer morning walk around Forest Run MetroPark as we search for photo opportunities in the fields and around the stream. Photographer, Susan Milinkovich, will share some tips on composition to help you frame and capture summer flowers and early morning light. Bring your iPhone, point-and-shoot or DSLR camera - no photography experience required.

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  • Show & Tell on the Farm- Ants Go Marching

    July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    This Show and Tell has gone to the small but mighty ants and their friends on the farm. Let's explore their world and see how they clean up our environment through close encounters, craft and snack. FREE program for all ages.

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  • Paddling Camp

    July 24, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm

    There is no better way to enjoy your summer vacation days than meeting new friends and enjoying the great outdoors! Paddling Camp is designed for teens who love water sports of all sorts. Some of the activities that campers will explore are canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, as well as some on land water activities.

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  • Trail Yoga

    July 24, 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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  • Hump Day Concert: Ryan Broshear

    July 25, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Need a little mid-week relaxation? Then, come on out to Voice of America MetroPark for live music, food & beverages, and some good family fun at 7:00 p.m. by the Gazebo! None exemplify the merge of the genuine country music genre with a hip fresh sound quite like Ryan Broshear. Born and raised on an Oxford Ohio farm, he is as charismatic and gifted as it gets. Ryan puts on incredible, high energy, talented performances that helped lead to the reputable ‘Billboard Magazine’ naming him a “Top 10 Artist to Watch” while simultaneously catching the eyes and interest of some of country music industry’s top professionals.

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