Organizing Special Events at the MetroParks of Butler County
A special event is a sports, recreational, cultural, business, or other type of activity occurring for a limited or fixed duration that impacts the MetroParks of Butler County by involving the use of MetroParks property, or having impact on the public realm which is not sponsored or co-sponsored by MetroParks of Butler County. Any organized pre-planned event that is projected to have a gathering of 50 or more people on the park grounds outside of the confines of a MetroParks reservable structure (building) and/or which features all or some of the following shall be considered a special event for the purposes of the Special Event policy: amplified sound; selling of food, merchandise, tickets, and/or services; the solicitation of donations; events open and/or advertised to the public; or events requiring special setup of stages, tents, tables, barricades or other items. If you are interested in hosting a Special Event, please see the Special Event Policy. To request a Special Event, please see the Special Event Request Form.
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.
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