March 15, 2020
With schools closing and social distancing encouraged, here are some options to get to explore with the family and get fresh air. NOTE, some restrooms may be closed, so be prepared! ;)
OPTIONS FOR FUN INCLUDE:
Fishing (boathouse closed)
Click the park listing link for more information.
Get Great Parks of Hamilton County updates here.
Get Cincinnati Parks updates here.
Obviously, it is encouraged to stay safe and take all necessary precautions. And stay home if you feel sick. **Great Parks canceled all indoor & outdoor programs & events through for the foreseeable future, including picnic areas, indoor play areas, visitor centers, exhibits. They are waiving the Motor Vehicle Permit to make our parks more accessible so everyone can enjoy the outdoors.
3600 Observatory Avenue
Trails link under 'Kid Friendly Menu' above. 9 great trails to choose from! Here are some favorites. Bur Oak Trail is...... MORE »
4235 Paddock Road
The Avon Woods Nature Center and Preserve is located just four miles from downtown Cincinnati. The nature preserve consists of...... MORE »
3251 Brookline Drive
This 90-acre park near the University of Cincinnati sports hiking trails, a fishing lake, a historic bandstand, playgrounds, shelters, picnic...... MORE »
430 West N. Bend Road
Hiking: 3.5 miles of nature trails, including a level-paved trail that makes it possible for wheelchair users to go into...... MORE »
5400 Kellogg Avenue
With its 113 acres of forest, California Woods Nature Preserve offers something for all nature lovers. The park features 53...... MORE »
4949 Tealtown Road
Tons of shaded hiking trails easy for kids of all ages. Look for frogs, play in the log cabin, explore...... MORE »
3455 Poole Rd
Offering a 0.6-mile accessible Pin Oak Trail featuring a butterfly and wildflower garden (bikes and skates not permitted) as well...... MORE »
50 Thornton Avenue
With more than a mile of riverfront along the Ohio to enjoy, this park is a hidden gem on the...... MORE »
3012 Section Road
French Park itself has miles of hiking trails, creeks, meadows and wooded hillsides, a shelter and a distant view of...... MORE »
7950 Bridle Road
W. M. Johnson Hills Park is a 140-acre park that currently consists of rolling hills and wooded terrain. The natural-surface hiking...... MORE »
1.5 mile paved walking path around Lake Barber great for walking, strollers or riding bikes. Lake Barber is located off...... MORE »
10174 Loveland-Madeira Rd.
Enjoy a 28-acre pay lake that is stocked weekly (March-October) and offers fishing from the bank, dock and rental boat....... MORE »
9001 Mt. Hope Rd.
Miami Whitewater Forest offers everything from scenic trails to stand-up paddleboarding, to golf and camping. The 4,438 acre park also features...... MORE »
5083 Colerain Ave
Accessible from Mt. Airy and Westwood, Mt. Airy Forest's 1,459 acres includes miles of hiking trails and bridle trails (located...... MORE »
5059 Wooster Pike
It features hiking trails and a bike path, a playground, shelters, recreational fields and meadows (get out your kites!). It...... MORE »
11450 Lebanon Road
great recreational opportunities like fishing, boating, golfing and hiking. Sharon Woods is a popular 730-acre park that features a visitor center...... MORE »
2221 Oxford Avenue
25-acre Stanbery Park features one of the city's most extensive hiking trail systems amid streams and acres of woodlands. It...... MORE »
10245 Winton Road
Winton Woods is the home base for Great Parks of Hamilton County. With trails, fishing, horseback riding, golfing, camping and...... MORE »
7075 Five Mile Road
This park features a scenic 1.7-mile Trout Lily nature trail. All through the woods, a little elevation but nothing too...... MORE »
8250 Old Kellogg Road
Fishing pond, frisbee golf, trails & more. Trails include a 1.2-mile paved shared-use trail, 0.9-mile fitness trail and the 0.6-mile...... MORE »
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