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.

Find Your Winter Wild

Discover All You Can Do at Your Great Parks

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Maple Sugar Days

Tap into this sweet Ohio tradition at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve!

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Become a Winter Birder

These birds are easy to spot across Hamilton County all season!

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Backpacking Skills Series

Get prepared for what to expect before you hit the trails backpacking!

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Winter Activities

Discover Winter Fun Across Great Parks Destinations.

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Event Spaces

We Take the Stress out of Celebrating Your Momentous Day.

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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.

2023 Annual Motor Vehicle Permit

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