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Master Plans Adopted for Rentschler Forest & Chrisholm MetroParks
Click on more infoto read the press release with details about the Park Master Plans that have been adopted for Rentschler Forest MetroPark, Chrisholm MetroPark and their associated activity areas by MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners. Plans were adopted for:
Rentschler Forest MetroPark - Reigart Road Area (Fairfield Township)
Rentschler Forest - Line Hill Mound Area (Fairfield Township)
Rentschler Forest - Timberhill Activity Area (Fairfield Township)
Chrisholm MetroPark - Chrisholm Historic Farmstead (Madison Township)
Chrisholm MetroPark - Woodsdale Regional Park ( Madison Township
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Master Plan Graphics -Rentschler Forest & Chrisholm MetroParks
Park Master Plans have been adopted for Rentschler Forest MetroPark, Chrisholm MetroPark and their associated activity areas by MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners. Plans were adopted for:
Rentschler Forest MetroPark - Reigart Road Area (Fairfield Township)
Rentschler Forest - Line Hill Mound Area (Fairfield Township)
Rentschler Forest - Timberhill Activity Area (Fairfield Township)
Chrisholm MetroPark - Chrisholm Historic Farmstead (Madison Township)
Chrisholm MetroPark - Woodsdale Regional Park ( Madison Township
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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- October 21, 2014
The next scheduled Board of Park Commissioners Meeting to conduct regular business will occur on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 beginning at 3:00 pm. in the Trophy Room of the Ronald Reagan Lodge at Voice of America MetroPark, located at 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
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Woodsdale closed Monday-Wednesday- October 13-15th
Woodsdale Park will be closed this Monday-Wednesday, October 13-15th. The park will re-open on Thursday, October 16th.


Grand Opening Timberman Ridge Area of Forest Run MetroPark- October 11, 2014
Saturday, October 11th, the public is invited to join MetroParks as we celebrate the "official" grand opening of 255 additional acres of natural land open to the public daily at The Timberman Ridge Area of Forest Run MetroPark. Bring the whole family from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to join the celebration! There will be FREE Hayrides for all, FREE pumpkins for the first 100 park customers to enter the park, and a beautiful photography exhibit by Rich Sears in the Forest Run Welcome Center located on the property. The address is 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH 45013 located in Ross Township. We hope to see you there!
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MetroParks and West Chester Hospital Partner to Build Exciting New Athletic Complex
At the Grand Opening of the Voice of America Park Athletic Complex MetroParks announced a major partnership with UC Health West Chester Hospital that will provide $ 1 million to construct a field house at the complex, provide trainers at no cost to tournament organizers or participants and expand their community support as Presenting Sponsors for the Crazy Cardboard Regatta and an expanded Concert Series at Voice of America MetroPark.
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State Capital Budget Includes $2 million for MetroParks Projects
In March MetroParks of Butler County announced that Ohio’s capital budget included $2 million for local strategic projects. Each project was reviewed for its ability to meet Ohio’s focus of investing in fiscally responsible community facilities that positively impact jobs and stimulate economic growth in the state.
The two projects included in the budget, which still require approval by the General Assembly, are construction of a NEW Middletown River Center and field enhancements to the existing Voice of America Park Athletic Complex.
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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- September 19, 2014
The next scheduled Board of Park Commissioners Meeting to conduct regular business will occur on Friday, September 19, 2014 beginning at 2:00 pm. in the Community Room of the Ronald Reagan Lodge at Voice of America MetroPark, located at 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
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2014 MetroParks Limited Bow Hunting Program and Application Process Announced
MetroParks again in 2014-15 have a limited bow hunting program. Please view the press release attached announcing the application process (forms & non-refundable application cost), proficiency qualification dates and lottery date based upon the successful completion of proficiency qualification. Application forms and policy are also available on line under General Information. The policy is listed under Policies and the application is available under Public Forms.
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Reservations for practice fields located at Voice of America MetroPark are now open for Fall 2014
Reservations for practice fields located at Voice of America MetroPark are now open for Fall 2014

Practice fields A, B, C, D, E, F & G can be reserved FREE of charge. Click on "More Info" below to view map of fields.

*Please note that these practice fields are not part of the new Voice of America Park Athletic Complex (22 Multi-purpose fields) that are currently available for reservation. Athletic Complex fields can be reserved now, for play occurring after September 1, 2014, for a fee.

DEADLINE TO RESERVE A FIELD IS JUNE 20TH

PERMITS TO BE ISSUED BY JUNE 27TH

Please call 513-867-5835 with questions/ reservation request
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MetroParks to receive land donation for future park in Morgan Township
MetroParks is pleased to announce that the Board of Park Commissioners recently accepted an offer of donated land in Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio. The donation consists of about 125 acres of natural property located on Layhigh Road. Once transferred to park system the property will be known as the Salamander Run Preserve. The donation is subject to several conditions which must be met during the coming year.
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MetroParks and the Great Miami Rowing Center News
MetroParks and the Great Miami Rowing Center (GMRC) have partnered to expand opportunities for both organizations throughout Butler County via the shared use of facilities, equipment, customer base and co-sponsoring of water recreation programming.
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Forest Run MetroPark Public Input Master Planning Session Parking TONIGHT -2/20/2014
MetroParks thanks all who have let us know they will be attending this Master Planning Session. Please park at Forest Run MetroPark, located at 1810 New London Road, Hamilton OH 45013. Look for EVENT PARKING signage and Park Rangers to direct you. A shuttle to the meeting location at 1976 Timberman will be provided for your convenience.


Forest Run MetroPark Public Input Master Planning Session on 2/20/2014
All interested parties are invited to attend and provide input regarding a park Master Plan for Forest Run MetroPark in Ross Township. The purpose of a Park Master Plan is to develop a comprehensive conceptual plan and vision for specific parkland in context with its location, development restrictions, natural resources, and visions of the community. This vision will be a framework for a park's use and development over a 5 to 10 year time period. Let your voice be heard as input is gathered on February 20, 2014 at the new MetroParks Welcome Center, Forest Run MetroPark, located at 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH 45013 beginning at 5:30 pm
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MetroParks Collaborates with Visitors Bureau to Expand Voice of America Athletic Field- October 17, 2012
MetroParks hosted an Official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Athletic Field Complex – Phase I –Voice of America Enhancement Plan. The complex is projected to be open for use by the fall of 2014. It consists of 22 multipurpose natural grass fields. These fields will not only expand the recreational opportunities for local residents, but the project will begin the transformation of the park into a premier athletic venue that can attract visitors from throughout the Midwest. More importantly MetroParks is pleased to have been able to leverage the capital necessary by a collaboration with the Visitors Bureau, who will mutually benefit from this expansion. The entire project cost for this phase will be approximately $3 million dollars by the time the 22 natural grass fields are playable in two years. Visitors will continue enjoy steady improvements to the complex over time as additional partners and sponsors participate in this initiative. Additionally, over the life of the complex revenue generated from field use is projected to offset the initial investment and cover operating expenses.


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