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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.


Take A Hike

Discover 78 miles of trails, all in Hamilton County.

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Holiday Lights Recycling

Give your unwanted holiday lights new life.

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Mystery Dinner Series

Enjoy an evening of intrigue, suspense and a delicious dinner.

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Nature Center at The Summit

Come explore Great Parks’ newest nature center!

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upcoming Events

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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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