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 currently offers engaging, educational, and fun hourly fee-based programs for both residents and non-residents. Individuals and organizations can take advantage of these options at a MetroPark location or off-site within Butler County. We specialize in a variety of topics for school programs, birthday parties, youth gathering, scout programs and more!
For more information contact our scheduler by emailing programs@YourMetroParks.net.
"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
2/26/19 CLOSED - Stander PreserveStander Preserve in Reily Township is closed and shall remain closed until further notice. Please, visit the "NEWS" section for more information regarding this closure.
2/6/19 CLOSED - Sycamore Bluffs PreserveEntire parcel of real property now known as Sycamore Bluffs Preserve, including parking area adjacent to Four Mile Creek, is closed to the public effective February 6, 2019, and shall remain closed until further notice due to upcoming bridge construction work by Butler County. Please, visit our "news" section for more information regarding this closure.
12/20/18 Partial Closure of Pumpkin Vine Trail of Rentschler Forest MetroParkA portion of the Pumpkin Vine Trail of Rentschler Forest MetroPark is closed to park visitors due to upcoming sewer line work by the Butler County Water and Sewer Department, effective December 20, 2018, until re-opened by the Executive Director. Please check the NEWS section of this website for more details regarding this closure.
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.