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 Woods
  • 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.

    Due to COVID-19, Adventure Station is closed until further notice.


    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. 

    Due to COVID-19, Parky's Playbarn is closed until further notice.

  • 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: $4.75/each or $12/3
    All-Playgrounds Pass: $35


    Locations

    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

    Due to COVID-19. Wet playgrounds are closed for the 2021 season.

  • Playground Season Passes

    Skip the line and save money this summer with a season pass.

    All-Playgrounds Pass: $35
    Winton Woods: Parky’s Ark
    Woodland Mound: Parky’s Wetland Adventure
    Sharon Woods: Adventure Station
    Winton Woods/Parky’s Farm: Parky’s Playbarn

    Season passes can be purchased at any Great Parks’ harbor, visitor center and online.

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