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Stepping Forward: Service Days

Volunteer with MetroParks to help prepare Sebald MetroPark for Horse Daze. Perform trail maintenance, honeysuckle removal, and park clean up.

Current volunteers register at

New volunteers register at

Saturday. September 3, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
5580 Elk Creek Road, Middletown OH 45042

MetroParks & Row America Hamilton 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 6/18 & 8/27 at VOA and 7/9 & 9/3 at RowAmerica Hamilton. Register for this program by going to http:\\
Saturday. September 3, 3:30-5:30 PM
GMRC - Great Miami Rowing Center (inside)

The Eyes Have It - a review of informal portraits & street photography

Van Newland, West Chester Photo Club member will take you on a photographic tour of 35 years of street photography and informal portraits.
Tuesday. September 13, 7:00-8:30 PM
Ronald Reagan Lodge

Horse Daze

MetroParks teams with Butler County Horsemen's Council for this day full of fun for the whole family! Enjoy guided horse rides, activities and demonstrations. Food & beverage available for purchase.
Saturday. September 17, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
5580 Elk Creek Road, Middletown OH 45042

TFA Fall Ball Classic

On behalf of Total Futbol Academy, we invite your club or team to apply for participation in our annual Fall Ball Classic. This tournament draws teams from: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio North, Ohio South, Tennessee, Michigan and West Virginia and beyond. In other words, we are large enough where you can bring your entire club and we will bracket them according to their ability. We also work with coaches who have multiple teams to avoid schedule conflicts. The most competitive teams will be placed in the upper divisions, etc.

We are proud to announce the 2016 Fall Ball Classic will be returning to the newly developed Voice of America Soccer Complex located in Northern Cincinnati area. TFA is also proud to announce the Fall Ball Classic is a tournament in 2016. We would like to welcome the girls to join us September 24th and 25th and invite the boys to join us October 1st and 2nd. We hope to see everyone there this fall to experience the renaissance of an old classic tournament that has been a staple to Cincinnati soccer for 29 years.

Each participating team will play a minimum of three games. Individual trophies and team awards will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in all brackets.

Entry Fees are as follows:

U8-U10 (7v7): $525

U10 (9v9)-U12: $575

U12 (11v11)-U15: $625

Guest Players:

U8-U10 (2 guest players)

U11-U12 (3 guest players)

U13-U15 (4 guest players)

Division By Age Group:

U8-U10 (7v7)

U11-U12 (9v9)

U12 (11v11)

U13-U15 (11v11)

Roster Size:

U8-U10 12 players

U11-12 16 players

U13-15 18 players

U8 Teams:

Please note that U8 teams will be playing in the U9 bracket unless we have enough teams to support a dedicated U8 division.

Trapped Eight Graders:

Trapped eight graders will be offered into the U15 bracket this year.

Teams that are not accepted will have their entry fee returned with letter of notification. Once accepted, entry fees will not be refunded. Applications are invited from club teams that are in good standing with the United States Youth Soccer Association. Only approved players passes will be permitted to participate.

We make EVERYTHING easy for you, right down to your hotel reservations. See Hotel Information for details. TFA wants you to have the best tournament experience possible.

Sun, Sat. Sep. 24-25, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Voice of America MetroPark: Athletic Field Complex

Stepping Forward: Service Days

Volunteer with MetroParks to help maintain the historic pioneer village and Governor Bebb MetroPark by cleaning up the outdoor village area and performing trail maintenance.

Current volunteers register at

New volunteers register at

Saturday. September 24, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana OH 45053

Geocaching Fun!

It's Great Outdoor Weekend! Find your park! Learn about geocaching in MetroParks and meet other geo-“cachers”. Have fun seeking out nearby hidden treasures along the trail. Free program for all ages and levels of experience.
Saturday. September 24, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Gilmore MetroPark: Gilmore Ponds - Gilmore Road Area

Harvest Hayrides - Group Reservations

Bring your group to Forest Run MetroPark for a hayride and harvest activities. Groups will begin with a 30-minute hayride to the scenic overlook and back. The hayride will end at a choose-your-own pumpkin patch. Other harvest activities include a hay bale maze, campfire and snack kit which includes s'mores supplies and cider. Groups may schedule their harvest hayride beginning at 11 a.m., noon, or 1 p.m. Please note that our hay wagon accommodates 25 riders at a time.
Saturday. September 24, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
1976 Timberman Rd., Hamilton OH 45013

Great Outdoor Weekend: Hike Salamander Run

It's Great Outdoor Weekend! Find your park! Salamander Run is a preserved area currently managed by Three Valley Conservation Trust. In the near future it will become a MetroPark. Join us on this hike to learn the history and see the natural beauty. Hike will be on uneven ground and is moderately strenuous.
Saturday. September 24, 3:00-5:00 PM
Salamander Run 4821 Layhigh Rd. Hamilton OH 45013

Flour, Floorboards and Floods: Historic Grist and Saw Mills

Local historian, Steve Gordon, will discuss historic mills of Butler County. Afterwards take a tour of the historic Amish-Mennonite farmstead.
Sunday. September 25, 2:00-4:00 PM
2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton OH 45067
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