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Great Parks of Hamilton County

Our Mission is to preserve and protect natural resources and to provide outdoor recreation and education in order to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.


Bill Schott's Holiday Train Display

Spend an afternoon enjoying the sights and sounds of this whimsical model train display.

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Duck, Duck ... Grebe

See if you can spy these visiting waterfowl on your next winter birding outing!

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Calls with Claus

Skip the lines and connect directly with ole St. Nick himself with this virtual meet and greet.

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Holiday Gift Packages

Whoever's on your list, give them the gift they can enjoy again and again.

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Park Alerts & Updates

Before you go, know the status of the parks.

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Get Your Annual Motor Vehicle Permit

A valid Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks. Cost for residents of Hamilton County: $10 annual/$5 daily; other visitors: $16 annual/$8 daily. Otto Armleder Memorial Park & Recreation Complex and Fernbank Park are cooperative ventures with the City of Cincinnati; therefore, a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required.

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