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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.


Summer Concerts in the Park

Catch these free concerts, featuring talented bands from Greater Cincinnati!

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All About Wild Columbine

This fascinating flower only blooms when the weather begins to heat up.

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Parky's Farm

Spend a day down on the barnyard with your favorite animals.

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Event Spaces

Corporate outings, weddings, family reunions – host your next event at Great Parks.

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Nature Center at The Summit


Here for you, here for the animals that call Great Parks home.

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Here forever. Protecting 17,700 acres and counting.

Park Alerts & Updates

Before you head out, know the status of the parks.

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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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