Great Parks

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.

Give the Gift of Great Parks

Holiday Gift Packages

We’ve bundled some of our most popular items together and are offering them to you with a savings!

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Sharon Lake Improvement Project

This project will improve the health of the lake and increase recreation opportunities. Public comment on the completed Environmental Assessment is now open through August 31. 

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Volunteer With Us

Your actions make a big difference in our big lands.

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Nature Center at the Summit

Discover something new at our nature center in Roselawn!

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December 1 - February 1

Holiday Lights Recycling

Have your holiday lights lost their twinkle? Recycling holiday lights instead of throwing them in the trash keeps them out of landfills and gives them a new life.


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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.

2024 Annual Motor Vehicle Permit

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