Make Your Get-Together Special

Parties & Picnics

When it comes to parties & picnics, whether for two or two hundred, we have the spaces to make your get-together special.

  • Dog sitting in the grass at sunset

    Blanket on the green

    Find a cozy spot to graze while soaking up some Vitamin D!

    Pack up a simple snack, grab a brown bag order to-go or bring out the fancy wicker baskets — eating outside is a perfect opportunity to focus on you, your close ones and the world around you.


    Immerse yourself in big land flower beds, meadows and prairies at Glenwood Gardens or get vintage vibes at Withrow Preserve where you can situate yourself in open spaces near a historical house complete with a hillside gazebo and a ton of wildflowers.

  • picnic table in a meadow of wildflowers

    Work from wild

    Change up the scenery for a lunch break or a creative reboot!

    Take remote working to a new level and treat yourself to fresh air benefits as you harness the energy to start the day, shift gears for the second half or untangle a busy mind after a whirlwind week.


    Get big views of the Ohio River with a promenade picnic at Fernbank Park or get away from it all at Farbach-Werner Preserve’s accessible oasis complete with a butterfly garden.

  • catered party in a picnic shelter

    Host a big party

    Celebrate every day or that special day with a reservable space!

    Choose from 60 reservable shelters (otherwise first-come, first-served) or stand-alone picnic areas with grills spread across the region that would be perfect for your big day full of food and fun


    Go totally formal for weddings or proms against the gorgeous backdrop of Winton Woods at our full-service Mill Race Banquet Center, you pick the menu, we do all the preparations – or pack your coolers and partner with friends or family to host a huge gathering at Sharon Woods where wild adventures are within reach of the main course!

    Talk to our experienced event planners to learn how to choose the best location for your event and learn about all the amenities that our destinations have to offer. 

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