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50 Fun Things

Your summer fun has just begun! Open the PDF below, print it out, and head to a MetroPark! Once you have completed a square, color it in with a crayon, marker or pen. Complete 40 of the 50 Fun Things and turn your paper in for an instant prize and an entry into the grand prize drawing. Complete all 50 Fun Things for a double instant prize and a double entry into the grand prize drawing!

Share your experience with us! #MPX50FunThings
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To be eligible for prizes, your 50 Fun Things 'game board' must be completed and turned in at a MetroParks of Butler County program or to one of the following locations (please call for hours) by Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Grand prize winner will be drawn and announced on Friday, Sept. 1.

MetroParks of Butler County Administration Office
2051 Timberman Road, Hamilton OH 45013

Rentschler Forest MetroPark Program House
5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield Township OH 45011

Voice of America MetroPark Welcome Center
7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester OH 45069

All MetroParks locations are open from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Motor Vehicle Permit required at MetroParks locations. Free to Butler Co. residents, non-residents: $5 daily, $10 annually.

Questions? Call us at 513.867.5835

Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Apr. 8-Aug. 31, 12:00 AM
Any MetroPark of Butler County

A Walk In The Park: Summer Walk Club

Walking is great for the mind, body and spirit. Enjoy a Walk In The Park with others. Tuesday and Thursday mornings in June, July and August - beginning June 13th.

Program plans include giveaways, healthy snacks and periodic pop up programs by YMCA trainers and MetroParks staff members.

The paved walking path at Rentschler Forest is stroller and pet friendly!

Tue., Thu. Jun. 13-Aug. 24, 8:30-10:00 AM
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: Bike Path

Hump Day Concert: Jamison Road

FREE public concerts are offered at Voice of America MetroPark, by the Gazebo behind the Ronald Reagan Lodge, near the Lake, every Wednesday beginning May 31st-August 16th. Concerts are brought to you thanks to Presenting Sponsor UC Health West Chester Hospital, Concert Sponsor Friends of MetroParks of Butler County and Media Sponsor Cox Media Group/Journal-News. Bring the whole family out for a little midweek relaxation and to enjoy the sounds of summer. Don't bother cooking after work as food and Adult beverages are available for purchase. Family yard games will be out to enjoy, the playground is ready for play and you can even rent a bike or boat while you listen to music! Each week will bring a new artist and a new sound.

About the band:
Jamison Road, an indie country music trio based in Greater Cincinnati, is comprised of powerhouse vocalist Jennifer DePalma, her husband and lead guitarist Brent Duersch, and backing vocalist and guitarist Laurie Heltsley. Since inception, Jamison Road has recorded two studio albums in Nashville, entertained thousands of fans across the country, signed a deal with Sojourn Records, and joined the ranks of the Breedlove Guitars Artist Program.

Wednesday. June 28, 7:00-9:00 PM
Gazebo

Creeking in the Parks - Pond Study at Forest Run MetroPark Timberman Ridge

On his Creeking in the Parks day explore the ponds with educators from MetroParks and Butler County Soil & Water Conservation District. Wear clothes that can get wet and dirty with close-toed shoes (no flip-flops). Follow signs to parking and program location inside the park.
Thursday. June 29, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
1976 Timberman Rd., Hamilton OH 45013 - follow the signs

Family Fun Fridays - Food Chains

It's time for Family Fun Fridays! MetroParks is partnering with Butler Soil & Water Conservation District and OSU Extension educators in summer fun through interactive activities and a craft. This week's theme is Connections with Food Chains.
Friday. June 30, 10:00-11:30 AM
5701 Reigart Rd., Hamilton OH 45011 - Cummins Shelter

MetroParks & Great Miami Rowing Center Learn to Row

Give rowing a try! Seasoned rowers and coaches will give you the opportunity to learn to row racing shells. Knowledgeable staff will answer your questions as you try out the equipment. What to wear: gym shorts & t-shirts that aren't too baggy, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, shoes that will not come off your feet. Bring water and socks. Recommended for ages 12 & up. Participation waiver must be signed. Learn to Row dates are 7/1, 7/29 & 10/1 at VOA and 6/3, 8/19 & 9/10 at Great Miami Rowing Center Hamilton.
Saturday. July 1, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Gazebo- 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Saturday. July 1, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Gazebo- 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Saturday. July 29, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Gazebo- 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Saturday. July 29, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Gazebo- 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Sunday. October 1, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Gazebo- 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Sunday. October 1, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Gazebo- 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069

Hump Day Concert: Ooh La La

FREE public concerts are offered at Voice of America MetroPark, by the Gazebo behind the Ronald Reagan Lodge, near the Lake, every Wednesday beginning May 31st-August 16th. Concerts are brought to you thanks to Presenting Sponsor UC Health West Chester Hospital, Concert Sponsor Friends of MetroParks of Butler County and Media Sponsor Cox Media Group/Journal-News. Bring the whole family out for a little midweek relaxation and to enjoy the sounds of summer. Don't bother cooking after work as food and Adult beverages are available for purchase. Family yard games will be out to enjoy, the playground is ready for play and you can even rent a bike or boat while you listen to music! Each week will bring a new artist and a new sound.

About the band:
After 40 years of performing as one of Cincinnati's premier classic rock/old time rock and roll bands, Ooh La La and the Greasers scales back and provides a softer but sophisticated version of a blend of the old rock and roll that made the band famous, with a mix of new and current hits and a new name "Ooh La La Unplugged".

Wednesday. July 5, 7:00-9:00 PM
Gazebo

Paddle Camp - FULL

12- to 17-year-olds can spend one day on the water exploring canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more!

Participants should bring a nonperishable lunch, water, sunscreen, bug spray, and a towel.

Thursday. July 6, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Voice of America Lake Gazebo

Creeking in the Parks - Indian Creek MetroPark

Creeking is a fun summer activity. Educators from MetroParks and Butler Soil & Water Conservation District will guide you in exploring the creeks. Wear clothes that can get wet and dirty with close-toed shoes (no flip-flops). Follow signs to parking and program location inside the park.
Thursday. July 6, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
1899 Oxford-Reily Rd (SR 732), Oxford,OH 45056

Pioneer Life for a Day!

Step back in time and visit with interpreters, demonstrators, live animals and crafts throughout the historical village for a fun-filled day of history.
Sunday. July 9, 12:00-4:00 PM
Governor Bebb MetroPark: Pioneer Village Area Historic Cabins
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