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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.



For updated information and program cancellations, visit greatparks.org/COVID-19

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Parks at Home

Enjoy free, online nature programming right from home!

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Pawpaw Seasons is Here

Want to be creative with your pawpaw harvest? We have just the recipes.

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Virtual School Programs

Introduce your students to the great outdoors – wherever your classroom may be.

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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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