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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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At-Home Wintertime Crafts

Check out these wintry crafts you can make with materials found at home.

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Naturally Fit

If your New Year's resolution was improve your athleticism, this is the fitness series for you!

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Your online nature activity hub so you can enjoy Great Parks anytime, anywhere.

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2021 Motor Vehicle Permits

Enjoy 21 parks and preserves all year long.

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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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