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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.



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

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Saving Native Seeds

What's the significance of seed biodiversity in Hamilton County's ecoregion?

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Bill Schott's Holiday Train Display

Visit this whimsical train display before it leaves the station!

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Event Spaces

Celebrate your special occasion at a premiere venue.

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Holiday Gift Packages

The perfect gift for everyone on your list.

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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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