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.
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!
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