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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.


Enjoy the Arts @ Parks

Spend the afternoon listening to free music at your favorite park.

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The Benefits of Native Roses

These species aren't just beautiful; planting them also helps our local ecosystem.

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Did you know Great Parks is home to a wide variety of wildlife?

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Outdoor Fitness Series

Try a new workout all summer long!

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Job Opportunities

Enjoy spending your summer outdoors – be a part of the Great Parks' team.

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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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