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Updated July 29, 2019

WHAT'S OPEN

  • All parks remain open from 8 a.m. until dark for your enjoyment.  LOG OFF...SHUT DOWN...GET OUTSIDE!
  • Beginning August 1 through August 31, 2020 Rentschler Forest MetroPark, Reigart Rd. Area, located at 5702 Reigart Road will open at 7:00 am and close at dark.  Regular hours 8:00 am to dark will resume September 1, 2020.
  • All playgrounds are open for play!
  • Shelters will again be available for rental, by calling 513-867-5835 for groups of 10 or less beginning August 1, 2020.
  • All modern restrooms will re-open and Portalets are available at each park location beginning August 1, 2020.
  • All drinking fountains will be re-opened, including the water that is accessible at the dog park, "Wiggly Field", at Voice of America MetroPark beginning August 1, 2020.
  • Motor Vehicle Permits are now required to enter MetroParks.  Motor Vehicle Permits (MVPs) are always FREE to Butler County Resident..  Non-Resident MVPs are $5 daily/$10 Annually.   At this time MVPs are available at MetroParks Administrative Office, located at 2051 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH   45013, Monday-Friday from 10 am until 2 pm.  They are also available from booth attendants when booths are manned and/or from any MetroPark Ranger. 
  • The northern most pay lake at Voice of America MetroPark continues to waive fees, normally collected, and is permitting FREE "Catch & Release" fishing until further notice. 
  • Launch Fees, at the northern most lake at Voice of America MetroPark, normally collected, for hand carried Watercraft are being waived to provide additional access to water recreation until further notice.
  • MetroParks Administration Office, located at 2051 Timberman Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013 is open to the public Monday - Friday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. 
  • The Practice Fields at Voice of America MetroPark and the Line Hill Area of Renstschler Forest MetroPark, can be reserved and rented for training as defined by required safety protocols outlined by the Ohio Department of Health.  The fields at the Athletic Complex at Voice of America MetroPark may also be reserved and rented for training.  Reservations for field use must be coordinated with MetroParks Visitors Services at 513-867-5835.
  • Select campsites are available for rental at Dry Fork Campground located at Governor Bebb MetroPark.  In compliance with State orders camping is limited to household units of 10 people or fewer.  No congregating with neighboring campers will be permitted.  Firewood must to be purchased from MetroParks prior to arrival.  Reservations can be coordinated with MetroParks Visitors Services at 513-867-5835.

WHAT'S CLOSED

  • In-person programs and events have been cancelled until further notice.  The Crazy Cardboard Regatta, Hump Day Concerts & Mud Mania have unfortunately been cancelled for 2020.  We look forward to a better 2021 with the return of these memorable events!
  • All MetroParks indoor facilities, including the Banquet Center located inside the Ronald Reagan Lodge, At Voice of America MetroPark remains closed to the public until further notice.

 

ON-GOING

  • Social Distancing while in a MetroPark - The importance of social distancing while in the park is still key to preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Keep a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and others not from your household while in the park and elsewhere.   Keep groups to a party of 10 people or less and utilize social distance guidelines.  Don't forget to wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. 
  • Overcrowded Park Areas 
    For the health and safety of you and your family, leave overcrowded park areas.  Choose a less visited park or park area instead. Concerns about overcrowded park areas can be reported to a Ranger with the Metroparks Division of Public Safety at DPS-LE@yourmetroparks.net 

MetroParks Statement Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19

MetroParks of Butler County understands there is a continued concern as the outbreak and impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve.

The park system’s highest priority will always be to keep park properties open, clean and safe. 

In doing our part to provide access to our parks, while ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of those we serve, MetroParks will be following the Governor's orders, following guidelines and directives from the Governor and the Butler County Health Department as it impacts our programs and facilities.  

 

Resources for more general information about COVID-19

Click on the links below:

Ohio State Department of Health
https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/

Butler County Health Department
http://health.bcohio.us/