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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.


Maple Sugar Days

Discover more about this sweet Ohio tradition.

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Birthday Parties

Celebrate their big day!

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Riding Lessons

Don’t hold your horses – sign up for riding lessons!

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Urban Coyotes

Learn the habits and behaviors of these creatures.

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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: $15 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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