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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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Keep Bird Feeders Full This Winter

Help our feathered friends during the colder months with these types of food.

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Enjoy free, online nature programming right from home!

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Calls With Claus

Register for your exclusive virtual meet-and-greet with Santa Claus!

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Bill Schott’s Holiday Train Display

All aboard to Highfield Discovery Garden for this magical holiday train display!

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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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