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MetroParks Daily Fishing Permits- 2024

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. Children 5 years and younger can fish for free.

Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Jan. 2-Dec. 31, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Administrative Fees: Fishing Permit

Nature Explorers - Water

Celebrate mid-summer with MetroParks and Butler Soil and Water Conservation District educator Lynn White. Join us for a fun creeking program exploring the beautiful habitat along Four Mile Creek. Wear appropriate shoes, clothing and hat.

Due to the structure of Nature Explorers, large groups (day camps, scouts, etc.) can't be accommodated. If your group is interested in booking a private program, visit YourMetroParks.net.
All ages.
FREE.

Friday. July 12, 10:00-11:30 AM
over flow parking at Leonard Howell Park, 5200 Bonham Road.

Creeking in the Parks

Water isn't just fun to play in, it can also tell you a lot about the environment. Join MetroParks of Butler County to see what we can learn about your watershed. We'll find out where we are in the watershed and what creatures we can find in it. Then we'll use nets and our hands to explore the creek and see just how good the water quality is.

Please wear close-toed shoes.

Saturday. July 13, 10:00-11:00 AM
Behind the Fairfield Family YMCA (5220 Bibury Rd, Fairfield, OH 45014)

Christmas in July with the Friends of Chrisholm

Start your Christmas crafting early with the Friends of Chrisholm! Bring your imagination and creativity with you and create some unique ornaments for the upcoming holiday season. All materials provided with program registration.
Ages 16 and up, unless accompanied by an adult. Registration required by July 11. $5/person

Saturday. July 13, 1:00-3:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: Chrisholm Picnic Shelter
Chrisholm MetroPark: CHF Augspurger House

Yoga in the Park

Find peace and mindfulness while surrounded by shady trees and the soothing sounds of nature. A certified yoga instructor will lead you through a gentle practice that will leave you feeling centered and rejuvenated. Please bring a mat.

Saturday. July 13, 2:00-3:00 PM
Condo Shelter

Nature Explorers - Plants

What better way to enjoy mid-summer than with fun programs in YOUR MetroParks Parks! Join us on Friday mornings and explore a different park each week. This week's topic is PLANTS - it's summer which means plants, trees and flowers are blooming and growing all around us! Investigate some interesting local flora, explore what the plants are made of and what it takes for them to grow.

Due to the structure of Nature Explorers, large groups (day camps, scouts, etc.) can't be accommodated. If your group is interested in booking a private program, visit YourMetroParks.net.
All ages. FREE.

Friday. July 19, 10:00-11:30 AM
Meadow Ridge MetroPark: Meadow Ridge Shelter

Secret Stamps- Rentschler Forest MetroPark

Uncover the secret world of Letterboxing at Rentschler Forest MetroPark. Learn how Letterboxers around the world follow clues to find publicly accessible hidden boxes containing unique stamps and logbooks. Each participant will create their own stamp and logbook before heading out on their self-guided hunt.

Saturday. July 20, 12:00-2:00 PM
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: Cascades Trail - Stone Bridge

Friends of Chrisholm Augspurger and Historic Farmstead Open House

Join the Friends of Chrisholm (FOC) and explore the historic Augspurger House at Chrisholm MetroPark. FOC docents will share about the history of the Augspurger family who once called this farm home. After you've explored the house, meet the Historic Farmstead's animal ambassadors during a behind-the-scenes look at farm life with MetroParks' staff.

Saturday. July 20, 1:00-3:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: Chrisholm Picnic Shelter
Chrisholm MetroPark: CHF Augspurger House

Nature Explorers - Arts in the Park

Summertime is here and what better way to enjoy it than with fun programs in your Parks?! Join us for the Nature Explorers series on Friday mornings at different park sites.

This week's topic is all about the Arts at Forest Run MetroPark Timberman Ridge. Make it, wear it, play it, eat it.

Due to the popularity and structure of these programs, large groups, such as day camps, cannot be accommodated.

MetroParks offers a full array of programs for private groups of all sizes. Please contact Programs@YourMetroParks.net for more information.

Friday. July 26, 10:00-11:30 AM
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Kestrel Shelter - 1976 Timberman Rd

Plein Air Painting with Middletown Arts Center

In this class you will explore the adventure of plein air painting!

Participants in this class will meet at Forest Run MetroPark. Middletown Arts Center Instructor Nate Flanagan will go over best practices and his favorite supplies for painting in the landscape.

Nate will offer insights based on his own experience plein air painting. What makes a good scene to capture? Are there specific items that spark interest in the work? How do you capture the scene and translate that onto your work?

Our instructor will provide a short demo, and then invite students to dive into their own creative projects. As they are painting, Nate will offer individual guidance and feedback on each student's work.

All Supplies Included with Cost: 11x14 canvas, table top easel, acrylic paints, brushes, pallet/water, etc.)

Saturday. July 27, 9:00-11:30 AM
Songbird Pond
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