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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.


Gourd-geous Jack-o'-Lantern Stencils

Skip the spooky this Halloween and try these nature-inspired pumpkin stencils!

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Common Ohio Spiders Found During Fall

Spiders haven't been multiplying, but there is a reason it feels like you've been seeing more webs lately.

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Here for you, here for the animals that call Great Parks home.

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1800s Harvest Jamboree

Join us for a historic harvest celebration!

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Highfield Discovery Garden

What will you discover in this whimsical garden?

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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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