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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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City Nature Challenge

Want to become a Citizen Scientist? Take part in the City Nature Challenge!

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Say No to Stinky Trees

Some blossoming trees may stink – in more ways than one.

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Parky’s Farm

Spend a day exploring the barnyard.

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Fishing Tournaments

Compete to reel in the biggest catch of the day.

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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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