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Splashin' Around

Great Parks of Hamilton County is a great place for the whole family. We offer several different types of playgrounds including wet playgrounds, and indoor playgrounds in addition to traditional playgrounds.
Traditional Playgrounds
Traditional playgrounds can be found at the following parks:
  • Embshoff Woods
  • Fernbank Park
  • Francis RecreAcres
  • Lake Isabella
  • Miami Whitewater Forest
  • Mitchell Memorial Forest
  • Sharon Woods
  • Shawnee Lookout
  • Triple Creek
  • Winton Woods
  • Woodland Mound

Universally Accessible Playgrounds
  • Harper Meadows in Winton Wood
  • Francis RecreAcres​

The play areas located at these parks are the most universally accessible playgrounds throughout Great Parks. The play structures features a variety of elements for all abilties, including:
  • A rubber safety surface that allows access to all areas of the playground for users of all abilities
  • Multiple wide ramps for access with mobility devices
  • A “Power Scape” area of play that encourages physical fitness and coordination
  • An array of bright colors to increase visual stimulation and playable musical instruments to increase auditory function
  • Shade structures for a more enjoyable play experience
  • An increase in accessible play area and play features
Wet Playgrounds
Children who are supervised by a parent or guardian and wearing bathing suits may play in the wet playgrounds. All diaper-wearing toddlers must wear swim diapers under a bathing suit. Groups are required to have an adult supervisor for every six children.

Admission
Children age 2–12: $3.50/each or $8/3
Season Wristband: $24

Hours
May 28–Aug 21, open daily, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Aug 22–Sep 5, weekends & Labor Day 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Parky's Ark in Winton Woods
Located at the Winton Woods Harbor, this wet play area includes 18 animal figures that squirt and spray water onto the play surface area.

Parky's Pirate Cove in Miami Whitewater Forest
Located at Miami Whitewater Forest Harbor, this elaborate wet playground has alligators, a giant octopus and tipping coconuts filled with water.

Parky's Wetland Adventure in Woodland Mound
Located at Woodland Mound, this playground features a 16-foot tree with two slides, a whimsical great blue heron, frogs, turtles and flowers which spray water.
Indoor Playgrounds

Adventure Station

Adventure Station is an indoor playground located within Sharon Centre in Sharon Woods. Open to children ages 2-12, the two-story, handicap accessible playground features ladders, tunnels, interactive play areas and a ball pit for hours of indoor fun.

Admission

Admission is $3 per child

Adventure Station Fun Packs are available for purchase: buy six admissions, get one free!

Sharon Centre Hours

January Mon, Closed
Tue–Sat, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sun, Noon–4 p.m.
Holidays: Closed New Year’s Day; Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February Mon, Closed
Tue–Sat, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sun, Noon–4 p.m.
Holidays: Open Presidents’ Day
March Mon, Closed
Tue–Fri, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sat, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun, Noon–5 p.m.
April Mon, Closed
Tue–Fri, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sat, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun, Noon–5 p.m.
May Mon, Closed
Tue–Fri, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sat–Sun, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Summer (May 27-Sep 5) Mon–Fri, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sat–Sun, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
September Mon, Closed
Tue–Fri, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sat, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun, Noon–5 p.m.
October Mon, Closed
Tue–Fri, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sat, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun, Noon–5 p.m.
November Mon, Closed
Tue–Sat, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sun, Noon–4 p.m.
Holidays: Closed Thanksgiving
December Mon, Closed
Tue–Sat, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sun, Noon–4 p.m.
Holidays: Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Eve


Parky's Playbarn

Parky's Playbarn, located at Parky's Farm in Winton Woods, is a former dairy barn has been converted into an indoor, farm-themed, accessible playground for children ages 2-12.

Admission

$2.50/child, age 2-12
Admission may be included with select programs

Hours

May 7-Jun 3
Mon-Fri, Closed
Sat, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sun, Noon–4 p.m.
Memorial Day, Noon-4 p.m.
Jun 4-Aug 14
Mon, Closed
Tue–Fri, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun, Noon–4 p.m.
July 4th, Noon-4 p.m.
Aug 15-Sep 5
Mon-Fri, Closed
Sat, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sun, Noon–4 p.m.
Labor Day, Noon-4 p.m.

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