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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.

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Day Camps

Let your children discover everything the great outdoors has to offer at a day camp!

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Conversations With an Owl

Have you ever wondered what it takes to train Great Parks' animal ambassadors?

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Park Alerts & Updates

Before you go, know the status of the parks.

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Backpacking Skills Series

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

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Wildlife

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

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Event Spaces

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

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Parks@Home

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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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