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, 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.

    $6/child

    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

    DateHours
    5/31 - 6/1Closed
    6/2 - 6/1711 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
    6/18 - 8/1411 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily
    8/15 - 9/5Noon - 5 p.m. weekends

    Woodland Mound – Parky’s Wetland Adventure

    DateHours
    5/28 - 8/1411 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily
    8/15 - 9/5 (weekends only)11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily
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