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Winter Fun in the Park System & Seasonal Winter Facility Closures

Dec 10, 2019, 12:26 PM by Kelly Barkley

Winter brings shorter days, cold weather, and sometimes snow!  That said, it doesn't mean that you can't have winter FUN in the parks.  Just a few ways to enjoy YOUR MetroParks during the winter months include:
  • Sledding on both "Chill Hills"!  One at Voice of America MetroPark (7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH  45069) and the other at Reigart Rd. Area, Rentschler Forest MetroPark, (5701 Reigart Rd, Fairfield Twp. 45011)  If conditions are right there might even be night-time sledding offered!  Check our Website and FaceBook pages for updates on night-time sledding on snowy days.
  • Jan. 10, 2020 "Full Moon Hike -The Wolf Moon", Forest Run MetroPark, Wildlife Preserve Area (1810 New London Road, Hamilton OH 45013). Pre-registration required. 
  • Jan. 18, 2020 "Owl Prowl Hike", Governor Bebb MetroPark, 1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana OH 45053.  Pre-registration Required 
  • A Valentine's Murder Mystery Dinner.  Midnight at the Masquerade", Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 located at Voice of America MetroPark, Ronald Reagan Lodge (7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester, OH 45069).  Reservations Required-Limited Seating
  • Check out Programs & Events for MORE! ....

As you are out in the parks please note that each winter the park system routinely closes the following areas: 
  • The parking area and gate at Indian Creek Pioneer Church located at the Pioneer Church Area of Indian Creek MetroPark (3000 Indian Creek Road, Oxford OH 45056).  Closed November 1- April 1, 2020
  • The Stone House Restroom at Reigart Road Area of Rentschler Forest MetroPark (5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield Township OH 45011). Closed November 1-April 1, 2020 
  • The Wagon Wheel Lodge and all cabins at the Timberhill Reservable Area of Rentschler Forest MetroPark (3976 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Fairfield Township OH 45011). No Reservations between Nov. 18-April 1, 2020
  • All reservations for all natural grass playing fields at the Voice of America Athletic Complex and all other grass playing fields at every MetroPark Area.  No Reservations for play between Nov. 1-April 15, 2020