MetroParks of Butler County offers a variety of educational programs for all ages. Program opportunities include natural and cultural history that are led by MetroParks experienced educators and skilled volunteers. For a complete listing of public programs, visit our Programs & Events page. Some programs may require pre-registration and/or may have a fee.
Motor Vehicle Permit required. FREE to Butler County Residents. Non-Residents $5/daily or $10 annually.
Field Trips and Hourly Programs
MetroParks of Butler County has more than 4,000 acres of park land, which includes beautiful nature, cultural history sites and outdoor recreational areas. MetroParks provides outstanding educational field trips that combine learning with hands-on activities making for truly memorable field trips! The MetroParks staff understand the age-appropriate content for grade levels and keep up-to-date with state guidelines.
Fee-based programming is available for school groups, organizations and corporations both at MetroParks locations and at your site. Contact us at 513.867.5835 or by email.
"Best field trip in 30 years of teaching!!"-Ms. Schmidt, 3rd grade teacher
"This is my 8th year coming... it remains my (and my class') favorite field trip." --teacher from C.O. Harrison"Please continue to offer the school program because our students talk about Governor Bebb for years after their visit." --2nd grade teacher
Mud Mania Attire NoticePark customer/owners and event guests planning on attending the 12th Annual Mud Mania this weekend (August 10th-12th) will need to wear articles of clothing that do NOT contain any metal. This includes: buttons, zippers, chains, etc. In addition, if a park customer/owner or event guest plans to utilize the water slide, they must NOT have keys, knives or any other item on them that may tear the tarp needed to provide a safe and fun experience. Please, also keep in mind that proper footwear is required (no flip-flops).
Closure of Forest Run MetroPark - Timberman Ridge Area for Trail ConstructionPlease check the NEWS section of this website for more details regarding this closure which begins August 13, 2018 until the area is re-opened by the Executive Director.
Pumpkin Vine Trail Closure - Rentschler Forest MetroPark -Reigart Road AreaDue to heavy rains, a .35 mile section of the Pumpkin Vine Trail has been washed-out , deemed unsafe for passage, and closed at the Reigart Road Area of Rentschler Forest MetroPark, located at , 5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield Township OH 45011. Barriers and signage are in place and indicate an alternate route for passage; however, until repairs have occurred this section of trail will remain closed. Thank you for your patience as MetroParks staff works to make the necessary repairs.
Great Miami River Trail ClosureThe section of the Great Miami River Trail path between the State Route 122 Bridge at Bicentennial Commons, continuing just north of the new River Center construction site will be closed. Contractors will be installing the entrance and utilities for the River Center, which is projected to open in June 2018. This section of the trail will be closed until further notice for the safety of our park customer/owners. Thank you for your patience during while we bring improvements to your park system!
We offer a periodic newsletter with information about upcoming events and programs.
Create Family fun
MetroParks provides opportunities to experience open green spaces near home. Pick the time of day that fits your busy schedule to spend some time with nature. Hike a trail, wander through natural habitats, view wildlife or just play! Please consider donating to further MetroParks ability to provide these resources.