Recreation

Playgrounds

Great Parks of Hamilton County is a great place for the whole family.

We offer all types of playgrounds for all types of kids including splash, indoor and traditional outdoor playgrounds.

Traditional playgrounds can be found at the following parks:

  • Embshoff Woods
  • Fernbank Park
  • Francis RecreAcres
  • Lake Isabella
  • Miami Whitewater Forest
  • Mitchell Memorial Forest
  • Sharon Woods
  • Shawnee Lookout
  • Triple Creek
  • Winton Woods
  • Woodland Mound

Universally Accessible Playgrounds

  • Harper Meadows in Winton Wood
  • Francis RecreAcres

Hours: Parks open daily from dawn until dusk.

Upcoming Events

  • Indoor Playgrounds

    Adventure Station

    11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45241

    Adventure Station is an indoor playground located within Sharon Centre in Sharon Woods. Open to children ages 2-12, the two-story, handicap accessible playground features ladders, tunnels and interactive play areas for hours of indoor fun.

    Admission
    Admission is $4.50 per child ages 2-12. Kids under the age of 2 are free.

    Sharon Centre Hours

    DatesMon-FriSat-Sun
    January 1–April 110 a.m.–4 p.m.11 a.m.–5 p.m.
    April 2–May 2510 a.m.–5 p.m.11 a.m.–6 p.m.
    May 26–September 310 a.m.–7 p.m.11 a.m.–7 p.m.
    September 4–October 2810 a.m.–5 p.m.11 a.m.–6 p.m.
    October 29–December 3110 a.m.–4 p.m.Noon–5 p.m.
    Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day

    Parky's Playbarn

    10073 Daly Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

    Parky's Playbarn, located at Parky's Farm in Winton Woods, is a former dairy barn has been converted into an indoor, farm-themed, accessible playground for children ages 2-12. 

    Admission
    $2.50/child

    Parky's Playbarn admission may be included during Halloween Nights and other select programs.

    DatesWeekdays
    Weekends
    January 1–March 31
    10 a.m.–4 p.m.11 a.m.–5 p.m.
    April 1–May 2410 a.m.–5 p.m.11 a.m.–5 p.m.
    May 25–September 210 a.m.–6 p.m.11 a.m.–6 p.m.
    September 3–October 2710 a.m.–5 p.m.
    11 a.m.–5 p.m.
    October 28–December 3110 a.m.–4 p.m.11 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Closed New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
  • Traditional Playgrounds

    The play structures feature a variety of elements for all abilities, including:

    • A rubber safety surface that allows access to all areas of the playground for users of all abilities
    • Multiple wide ramps for access with mobility devices
    • A “Power Scape” area of play that encourages physical fitness and coordination
    • An array of bright colors to increase visual stimulation and playable musical instruments to increase auditory function
    • Shade structures for a more enjoyable play experience
    • An increase in accessible play area and play features

  • Wet Playgrounds

    Children who are supervised by a parent or guardian and wearing bathing suits may play in the wet playgrounds. All diaper-wearing toddlers must wear swim diapers under a bathing suit. Groups are required to have an adult supervisor for every six children.


    Admission

    Children age 2–12: $4/each or $10/3
    Season Wristband: $25
    All-Playgrounds Pass: $40


    Locations

    Miami Whitewater Forest: Parky's Pirate Cove
    9001 Mt. Hope Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030

    Winton Woods: Parky's Ark
    10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

    Woodland Mound: Parky's Wetland Adventure
    8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255


    Hours

    DatesWeekdayWeekend & Holiday
    Opening Day: May 26, 2018

    May 26-August 1911 a.m.-7 p.m.11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    August 20-September 3closed11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Last Day: September 3, 2018

  • Playground Season Passes

    Skip the line and save money this summer. Season passes are available for both indoor and wet playgrounds.

    Wet Playgrounds: $25
    Winton Woods: Parky’s Ark
    Miami Whitewater Forest: Parky’s Pirate Cove
    Woodland Mound: Parky’s Wetland Adventure

    Indoor Playgrounds: $26
    Sharon Woods: Adventure Station
    Winton Woods/Parky’s Farm: Parky’s Playbarn

    All-Playgrounds Pass: $42 
    Winton Woods: Parky’s Ark
    Miami Whitewater Forest: Parky’s Pirate Cove
    Woodland Mound: Parky’s Wetland Adventure
    Sharon Woods: Adventure Station
    Winton Woods/Parky’s Farm: Parky’s Playbarn

    Season pass wristbands can be purchased at any Great Parks’ harbor or facility.  

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