Great Parks of Hamilton County

COVID-19 Information

Great Parks continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely to determine timing of cancellations, closures and openings. Note that information listed here is subject to change as conditions change. Please check back for updates.

This page was last updated July 2, 2020.


What is currently open?

Facilities listed may not be open to full capacity due to policies and restrictions in place. Be sure to click the link for the facility of interest for more information and policies.


What is currently closed?

  • Camping at Lake Isabella
  • Ellenwood Nature Barn at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
  • Fitness equipment
  • Group camps
  • Indoor playgrounds
  • Indoor reservable areas
  • Nature Center at The Summit
  • Nature’s Niche gift shops
  • Visitor centers and exhibit areas at Sharon Woods, Winton Woods, Woodland Mound
  • Volleyball courts-open July 3
  • Water fountains
  • Wet playgrounds


What services are currently available?


What services are currently not available?

  • Horseback riding day camps
  • Special events
  • Volunteer events
  • Walks and races


These are challenging times. The cancellations and closures this spring disrupted the earned revenue Great Parks depends on to secure widespread access to wonderment and tranquility. You can make a difference with a gift to our philanthropic partner, Great Parks Forever.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Director of Corporate Relations Julie Bernzott.

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Upcoming Events

  • Helpful Resources

    Hamilton County Public Health: https://www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org/
    Ohio Department of Health: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home
    Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/

    The safety and well-being of all of our guests, volunteers and employees is paramount. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust as needed. Please visit this page for updates. 

  • Parks@Home

    Parks @ Home

    At home with your kids and need something fun to do? Or do you need a way to de-stress while working at home? Check out our brand new page, Parks@Home to find activities, videos, backyard challenges and more for kids, families and adults. Parks@Home is updated with new content every day, so you can experience nature anytime, anywhere.

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  • What You Can Do

    • Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol) if soap and water are not available.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home and at work.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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