Recreation

Playgrounds

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

Great Parks of Hamilton County has playgrounds for all types of kids including splash and traditional outdoor playgrounds. See below for locations and additional information.

Hours: Parks and traditional & accessible playgrounds open daily from dawn until dusk. Hours vary for wet playgrounds.

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  • Traditional 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

    Playgrounds 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 the accessible play area and play features
  • Universally Accessible Playgrounds

    Universally accessible playgrounds allow kids and families of all abilities to learn, play and grow together.

    Universally Accessible Playgrounds Can Be Found At:

    • Harper Meadows in Winton Woods
    • Francis RecreAcres
  • 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.

    Locations

    Winton Woods: Parky's Ark (on Lakeshore Drive near the harbor snack bar)
    801 Lakeview Drive
    Cincinnati, OH 45231

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

    Hours of Operation

    Winton Woods – Parky’s Ark Wet Playground

    DateWeekdayWeekend & Holiday
    May 27-Aug 1311 a.m.-7 p.m.11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Aug 14-Sept 4ClosedNoon-6 p.m.

    Woodland Mound – Parky’s Wetland Adventure

    DateWeekdayWeekend & Holiday
    May 27-Aug 1311 a.m. - 7 p.m.11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Aug 14-Sept 4Closed11 a.m.-7 p.m.

    2024 Admission Rates

    $6.75/child

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