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OESA Girls College Showcase

The Ohio Elite College Showcase has become one of the top events in the Midwest, attracting more than 200 of the top U14-U19 teams to play in front of nearly 150 college coaches from NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA. The Showcase provides both outstanding exposure for its participants and quality competition to prepare for the spring season.

The Showcase is played outdoors on various turf fields around the Greater Cincinnati community.

Sun, Fri., Sat. Feb. 24-26, 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Voice of America MetroPark: Athletic Field 01
Voice of America MetroPark: Athletic Field 02

OESA Boys College Showcase

The Ohio Elite College Showcase has become one of the top events in the Midwest, attracting more than 200 of the top U14-U19 teams to play in front of nearly 200 college coaches from NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA. The Showcase provides both outstanding exposure for its participants and quality competition to prepare for the spring season.

The Showcase is played outdoors on various turf fields around the Greater Cincinnati community.

Sun, Fri., Sat. Mar. 3-5, 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Voice of America MetroPark: Athletic Field 01
Voice of America MetroPark: Athletic Field 02

Butler County's Early Spring Amphians Hike

Jeff Davis, Ohio Division of Wildlife Herpetologist, will be your guide exploring Salamander Run's early spring amphibian population. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes to walk near wetlands, fields and woods. Registration requested. Registered participants will be contacted if hike is canceled due to inclement weather. Salamander Run Preserve, 4821 Layhigh Road, Hamilton, OH 45013.
Sunday. March 12, 1:00-3:00 PM
Salamander Run Preserve 4821 Layhigh Road, Hamilton, OH 45013.

Dog-Gone Easter Bone Hunt

Easter has gone to the dogs! Bring your pooch for their very own egg hunt. Plastic eggs filled with dog treats are scattered over a well-defined area of the park. Hunts are divided by dogs’ size and will start at different times. Golden eggs have special prizes. An egg carton to collect eggs will be provided for you. Visit with the Easter Bunny for photo opportunity. Shop with dog-friendly vendors and meet new friends from the rescue center.
Saturday. April 1, 12:00-4:00 PM
3976 Hamilton Middletown Rd., Hamilton OH 45011

Kites 'N MPX at Voice of America

Gigantic kite flying demonstrations, kite ballet, kite making and more! Enjoy this free, family friendly program as MetroParks teams up with PIGS Aloft to bring you this highflying day. There will be vendors and concessions to add to the festive atmosphere.
Saturday. April 8, 12:00-5:00 PM
Practice Fields

Spring Orienteering

Find your way through checkpoints using a detailed map. Think of it as a hike with a treasure hunt thrown in or a cross-country race, with the challenge of finding the
fastest route between checkpoints.

EVERY TIME IS A DIFFERENT, EXCITING ADVENTURE IN NATURE.

All Abilities Welcome
Instruction for beginners
Courses of various length and difficulty

Orienteering Cincinnati Inc. (OCIN)
OCIN is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing orienteering programs for education and recreation throughout the greater Cincinnati area. OCIN collaborates with MetroParks of Butler County to bring orienteering activities to various MetroParks locations across the county.

Thursday. April 13, 5:00-7:00 PM
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: RFM - G. E. Condo Shelter - 5701 Reigart Rd., Hamilton, Ohio

MetroParks Mojo Running Triathlon Training Program- KICK OFF Meeting

MetroParks and Mojo Running are excited to offer the Ohio Parks and Recreation award-winning Triathlon Training Program again this year for up to 20 people for the MetroParks Mojo Running Triathlon to be held Sunday June 18th. The training program will be 9 weeks long, and is designed for the beginner triathlete hoping to learn the ins & outs of a triathlon. Participants receive a triathlon training shirt, 3 swim clinics at the beginning of the program, and 4 open water swims at Voice of America Park plus a full transition clinic. Other training will take place at Mojo Running, local YMCAs and BikeFix in West Chester. Participants must be registered for the Triathlon to participate in the training program. The training kick-off meeting is scheduled for Thursday April 13th at 6:30 pm at Mojo Running with training set to begin the following week. Cost of Training Program: $60 plus the cost of Triathlon registration. Find Triathlon event and training program registration information https://www.racemine.com/Mojo-Running/events/2017/MetroParks-Mojo-Running-Triathlon
Thursday. April 13, 6:30-8:00 PM
Mojo Running- 8777 Cincinnati Dayton Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069

Spring Orienteering

Find your way through checkpoints using a detailed map. Think of it as a hike with a treasure hunt thrown in or a cross-country race, with the challenge of finding the
fastest route between checkpoints.

EVERY TIME IS A DIFFERENT, EXCITING ADVENTURE IN NATURE.

All Abilities Welcome
Instruction for beginners
Courses of various length and difficulty

Orienteering Cincinnati Inc. (OCIN)
OCIN is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing orienteering programs for education and recreation throughout the greater Cincinnati area. OCIN collaborates with MetroParks of Butler County to bring orienteering activities to various MetroParks locations across the county.

Saturday. April 15, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Timberman Ridge Reservable Shelter - 1976 Timberman Rd., Hamilton, Ohio

Spring Orienteering

Find your way through checkpoints using a detailed map. Think of it as a hike with a treasure hunt thrown in or a cross-country race, with the challenge of finding the
fastest route between checkpoints.

EVERY TIME IS A DIFFERENT, EXCITING ADVENTURE IN NATURE.

All Abilities Welcome
Instruction for beginners
Courses of various length and difficulty

Orienteering Cincinnati Inc. (OCIN)
OCIN is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing orienteering programs for education and recreation throughout the greater Cincinnati area. OCIN collaborates with MetroParks of Butler County to bring orienteering activities to various MetroParks locations across the county.

Sunday. April 16, 2:00-4:00 PM
Indian Creek Mayer Shelter 6500 Springfield Rd., Oxford, OH. 45056

Kings Hammer Adidas Blue Chip Showcase

Kings Hammer SC welcomes teams from across the country and internationally to compete in the adidas Blue Chip Showcase. In 2016, the event brought in 140 clubs from 21 states and 15 clubs from Canada. Participating clubs traveled from Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Canada. These teams also come from many of the top youth leagues around the country, including the US Youth Soccer National League, Region I Champions League, Region II Midwest Regional League, Region III Premier League, and US Club Soccer National Premier Leagues. US Youth Soccer State Cup, Regional Cup, and National Championship teams have also been accepted to this event.

The adidas Blue Chip Showcase is played over 3 days and is open to elite level U14 - U19 teams.

U14 will be tournament format with a championship game. Teams will play Saturday and Sunday, with some playing on Friday evening as well.
U15-U19 will be showcase format with all teams playing 3 games. This means each team will only play 1 game per day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) to allow players to maximize their talents in front of the college coaches. All U15-U19 teams will play on Friday. Friday games will begin at 8 am.

Friday. April 21, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Voice of America MetroPark: Athletic Field 01
Voice of America MetroPark: Athletic Field 02
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