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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.



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Trek & Run Trail Challenge

Learn trekking tips and boost outdoor awareness with this new challenge!

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Native Species to Plant Right Now

Placing these plants in your garden will not only help our ecosystem, they'll provide homes for local pollinators.

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National Trails Day

Get involved to help restore the School Trail at Sharon Woods!

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Plants & Animals

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

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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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