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MetroParks Daily Fishing Permits- 2023

This is to purchase a Daily Fishing Pass only. The lake at Voice of America is stocked annually and ready for fishing. MetroParks Fishing Passes are only needed at the Voice of America lake. A State of Ohio fishing license is required to fish at all other locations. If you are interested in purchasing an annual Fishing Pass, please visit the Voice of America Welcome Center during business hours.
Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Apr. 14-Dec. 31, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Voice of America MetroPark: Fishing Permit

Run The Parks 5k Series: June - 029

Walk, hike, or run with us this year in our Run The Parks 5k Series while we explore a different MetroPark in Butler County. This family-friendly, non-competitive 5k series will take place on the first Saturday of every month. Route details will be provided upon registration. Tiered prizes will be awarded based on how many of the twelve 5ks you participate in!

April: Forest Run Wildlife Preserve Area
We are right in the heart of Spring now, and as the wildlife in our parks is getting moving we hope youll join them at the Forest Run MetroParks Wildlife Preserve Area. With a creek, woods, meadows, a prairie, and a wetland. Participants will pass through a wide array of habitats on this months run!

This 2.9-mile marked natural surface course takes participants through a wide array of habitats as they start on our Creekside trail then head back for a run through the Meadow Trails into the Woodlands trail and back out to the prairie overlook trail. There will be a first aid and water station at the 1.5-mile point. Specific details about the route will be provided via email the week of.

Check-in begins at 8:30 AM, and the run starts at 9:00 AM. Participants only need to register once for the year and then may participate in as many runs as they would like.

Saturday. June 3, 9:00-11:00 AM
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Wildlife Preserve Area

Show and Tell on the Farm - Fabulous Fibers and Wacky Wool - 027

Come discover some amazing animals with the most indulgent coats. What happens after the shearing and collecting of their fur and wool is finished? Learn more and help prepare wool and other fibers with hand carders like the Augspurger family did in the 1800's.
Sunday. June 4, 2:00-3:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton, OH 45067

Creeking in the Parks - 002

Join MetroParks and Butler Soil and Water Conservation District as we explore creeks and waterways in the parks throughout Butler County.

We will be at a different park each week, so there are always new areas to explore! We'll look for creek critters such as amphibians, insects, fish, reptiles, macroinvertebrates, and even fossils!

This week at the Line Hill Mound Area of Rentschler Forest MetroPark, we will investigate the pond and wetland areas at the park!

Please wear close-toed shoes for all creeking events. Based on unsafe weather and/or water levels, cancellations are possible. Please check back here, the MetroParks of Butler County website*, or the MetroParks Facebook page** for any potential updates.

Thursday. June 8, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Rentschler Forest Line Hill Mound Area 3620 Hamilton-Middletown Road Hamilton OH 45011

Art in the Park

Welcome to Art in the Park with MidPointe Library throughout the summer months at several different park sites. Pop in any time during 10:00am till 2:00pm to enjoy a special free art project.
Thursday. June 8, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Bicentennial Commons: AK Pavilion

The Nature of Kids - Amazing Animals

Join MetroParks of Butler County with partner Ohio State University Extension for exciting summertime fun! Get outside and explore a new topic each week through games, activities, and hikes in the park.

Meet live native animals as you learn about some of their adaptations. See if you can move like them and how well youd do out in the wild. Well also take a hike through the prairie to see who we can spot out and about there.

Friday. June 9, 10:00-11:30 AM
Voice of America MetroPark Overlook Parking Lot - 7850 VOA Park Drive West Chester OH 45069

Biking with a Naturalist - 002

Explore the southern end of the Great Miami River Trail with a naturalist. We'll ride about 8 miles from Waterworks to Lodder Park and back. Along the way, we'll stop to talk about the ecology of the river and any plants and animals we see along the way.

Registration is requested by calling 513-867-5348, walk-ins are welcome!

Saturday. June 10, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Waterworks Park - GMRT Trailhead - 5133 Groh Lane Fairfield OH 45014

Pictures with the Animals - 027

Father's Day is only a few days away! A photographer will be at the farm to help you create a fun and handmade memorable gift for a special person in your life. Decorate a picture frame for a photo of you with your favorite farm animal.

After pictures, enjoy the playscape, scavenger hunt and games we have set aside to play during this fun program.

$10 fee is for a picture and frame. It includes photographer, items to hand decorate your frame, time with farm animal and program activities, too.

Saturday. June 10, 3:00-5:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton, OH 45067

Prairie Flowers - 002

Summer is the time of year for prairie wildflowers, and Salamander Run is the best park to see them in. Join us on this hike as we see what's blooming and learn about some of the flowers we see.
Sunday. June 11, 1:00-2:30 PM
Salamander Run MetroPark 4821 Layhigh Road Hamilton OH 45013

Show and Tell on the Farm - Chocolate Delights - 027

Does chocolate grow on trees? Not exactly, but the process starts with cacao beans that do. Learn about how different kinds of chocolate are made and how Esther Price is related to the Augspurger family.
Sunday. June 11, 2:00-3:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton, OH 45067
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