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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.


2022 Winter Hike Series

Hit the trails with us for challenging hikes! Registration begins December 1.

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Helping a Falcon in Decline

Sometimes even the most adaptable birds need a little assistance.

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Storytelling & Lunch with Santa

Bring the little ones out for this festive story time.

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Holiday Lights Recycling

If your holiday lights have lost their twinkle, don't pitch them – recycle them!

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Winter Wonderland

Keep the fun going after Holiday in Lights with this brand new wintry celebration!

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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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