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Fish, Boat, Bike & Play at VOA....WELCOME SUMMER!
The Wheelhouse is open this Memorial Weekend-
Saturday 5/23, Sunday 5/24, & Monday 5/25 the Wheelhouse Outdoor Adventure and rental center will be open each day from 12:00 to 6:00 PM to help you kick off your Summer Fun! The Wheelhouse is located to the north east of the Ronald Reagan Lodge by the boat docks on the walk way around the lake. The Wheelhouse will re-open for a full summer of Fun on Saturday, May 30th! MetroParks of Butler County....Now that's Family Fun!
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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- 5.19.15
The Board of Park Commissioners will meet at Voice of America MetroPark, Ronald Reagan Lodge, Trophy Room located at 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Oh 45069 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm to conduct regular business.
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Woodsdale Park Closed - May 12th
Woodsdale Park is closed today for training purposes - May 12th. Park will open again tomorrow at its normal time. Thank you for your patience during this temporary closure.


MetroParks Continues Management of Dudley Woods in Liberty Township
Liberty Township and the MetroParks agreed to a new lease arrangement of a 2 year management lease of the William F. and Cora Dudley Woods property which is owned by Liberty Township during April 2015. The MetroParks will continue to program, maintain and patrol the park as it has for the last 20 years and in return the township will benefit from certain improvements to the trails, grounds and structures at the park.
As a part of the new lease agreement, the following enhancements will be completed:

•The existing trail to the north side of the property will be vacated to discourage hikers from accessing adjoining private land from the trail. This section has recently been blocked off with a split rail fence section and has signage posted advising that trail section is closed. MetroParks asks that hikers please stay off this trail section and bear with us as improvements to the trails there are completed.

•The segment of the trail system will be re-routed. MetroParks will begin work on the new trail sections on the week of May 11th.

•Building improvements will include will include re-staining the restrooms, the historic cabin will be cleaned and repaired and the roof of the picnic shelter will be repaired.

•As a safety measure the honey locust trees in the vicinity of the shelter and cabin will be removed.

MetroParks appreciates your patience as we work to re-route the hiking trails and make the above improvements to the park for your enjoyment!


Rentschler Forest MetroPark -Reigart Road Area Playground Re-opened
Playground improvements are complete to the main play structure at Rentschler Forest MetroPark, Reigart Road Area! This area is located at 5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield Twp, OH 45011....Come on over and play!


Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- 4.23.15
The Board of Park Commissioners will meet
Thursday, April 23, 2015 beginning at 12 noon to conduct regular business. The meeting will be held at Forest Run MetroPark, Timberman Ridge Activity Area, Forest Run Welcome Center located at 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH 45013
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Prescribed Burn at Forest Run MetroPark Today -3.18.15
A Prescribed Burn will be occurring today at Forest Run MetroPark Wildlife Preserve Area located at 1810 New London Road, Hamilton, OH 45013. Should you see smoke or flames there is no need to notify emergency services. Ross Township and Butler County authorities have been involved in the planning process for this burn and the appropriate permits are in place for the burn. You will see “Prescribed Burn Ahead” road signs placed on New London Road before the burn begins and MetroParks Rangers will be at the entrance of Forest Run Wildlife to maintain authorized access only during the burn period. Thank you for your patience as MetroParks works to this MetroParks habitat.


Gilmore MetroPark has Reopened- 3.16.15
Gilmore MetroPark was closed to allow Duke Contractors to clear electric lines. As a precaution to the safety of our park customer/owners the park was closed. The work is now complete and the park has re-opened.


Underground Railroad Program Cancelled 3.14.15
The Underground Railroad Program scheduled for tomorrow 3.14.15 at Camp Campbell Gard has been cancelled due to a water emergency at the camp. Refunds will be issued to all registered participants.


Great Miami Recreation River Trail Section Closed 3.12.15
The GMRRT is closed due to flooding from the 122 Bridge to approximately ½ mile south. Barricades are placed blocking the path in this location. For safety purposes please respect the river water and stay clear of the flooded area.


Info/Leads regarding Deceased dog Found at Woodsdale Park
Information regarding the discovery and investigation by MetroParks Officers of the deceased pit-bull at Woodsdale Park can be found in the attached Press Release.

Any information or leads regarding this crime can be reported to MetroParks Officers at 513-867-5835 at extension 312 or 313. All information provided can be anonymous.
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Conservation Connection CANCELED 2.21.15
The Conservation Connections Workshop and potluck scheduled for Saturday. February 21, from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM at Forest Run MetroPark: Timberman Ridge Welcome Center has been canceled due to inclement weather.


MetroParks Administrative Office Closed -2.16.15
MetroParks Administrative Office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16. 2015 to observe Presidents Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, February 17, 2016 for normal business at 9:00 am


Board of Park Commissioners Meeting -2.17.15
The Board of Park Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm at the Voice of America MetroPark, Ronald Reagan Lodge, Trophy Room located at 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 to conduct regular business
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MetroParks Job Fair- 2.18.15
MetroParks will be holding its 2nd Annual Job Fair on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 2:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at Voice of America MetroPark, Ronald Reagan Lodge, located at 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069

POSSIBLE OPEN POSITIONS:
 BARTENDER/HOST
 PARK CARETAKER
 RENTAL ASSOCIATES
 FACILITY CARETAKER
The MetroParks Job Fair offers information about seasonal, part-time and intern job positions throughout MetroParks.

Please bring multiple copies of your resume and be prepared to complete applications.

Be prepared and allow time to speak to hiring managers in these departments

Please register by calling Amy Pellman at 513-867-5835 ext. 212 . Registration is not required but strongly recommended.
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Dudley Woods Open - 1.29.15
Dudley Woods Park is again open after the recent conservation work that was completed. Thank you for your patience during the closure


VOA Athletic Complex Irrigation RFP 2015 with graphic
A Request for design proposal for Voice of America Park Athletic Complex Irrigation System Design 2015 has been posted on MetroParks Website. It is available here by clicking " More Info" Below. It is also available by on the General Information page under "Request for Proposal/Bid Opportunities".
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Dudley Woods Closure -1/27/15 through 1/29/15
Conservation work will commence again next week at Dudley Woods Park. The park will be closed 1/27/2015 through 1/29/2015 to continue the work started at the park in 2014. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work to make improvements to the natural habitat.


MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Scheduled for 1/23/15

The Board of Park Commissioners will meet Friday, January 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the Trophy Room at the Ronald Reagan Lodge at Voice of America MetroPark located at 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 to conduct regular business.
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MetroParks Administrative Office Closed - 1/19/15
MetroParks Administrative Office is closed Monday, January 19, 2015 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The office will re-open Tuesday, January 19, 2015 at 9:00 am.


2015 VOA FREE Practice Field Reservation Notice and Field Request Form -1.7.15
Click the link below to access the 2015 VOA FREE Practice Field Reservation Notice and Field Request Form. This information can also be found on the Voice of America MetroPark page under the same title. If you have any questions please email Info@YourMetroParks.net or call 513.867.5835
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An Invitation to Bid-Farmland Lease Notice- 1.7.15
An Invitation to Bid-Farmland Lease Notice can be found by clicking on the link below or visiting the General Information under Request for Proposal / Bid Opportunities. Email MetroParks at Info@YourMetroParks.net with questions or call 513.867.5835
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Sebald Park has Re-Opened after Flooding 1/5/15
Sebald park is now re-opened after the bridge was flooded over. Thank you for your patience as MetroParks worked to clear the debris.


Sebald Park is Closed 1/3/15
Sebald park is now closed due to the bridge being flooded over. It will remain closed til further notice until the water resides and the cleanup is complete.


January and February 2015 Newsletter Program Offerings - 1/1/15
Connect with Nature in a MetroPark during 2015! Click on "more info" below this post and discover fun programming and events designed to start helping you make that connection.
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Voice of America Park Athletic Complex, Phase 1B,Synthetic Turf Legal Bid Notice is now available- December 18, 2014
Voice of America Park Athletic Complex, Phase 1B,Synthetic Turf Legal Bid Notice is now available. This bid notice may also be found at http://www.yourmetroparks.net/documents/Invitation-to-Bid.pdf
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New Restrooms at Indian Creek and Governor Bebb
The Oxford-Reily Road Area of Indian Creek will and the campground and Murstein Cabin area at Governor Bebb that was closed earlier this week for the installation of new restrooms facilities has reopened. Thank you for your patience as MetroParks worked to improve park amenities!
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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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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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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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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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The Board of Park Commissioners will meet Tuesday, May 19th to conduct regular business....SEE NEWS
Wheelhouse at VOA Open this Weekend! ....SEE NEWS
The 2015 FREE VOA Practice Fields Reservation Notice & Field Request Form is now available -1.7.15.....SEE NEWS
Woodsdale Park is closed today for training purposes - May 12th. Park will open again tomorrow at its normal time.
The Pioneer Church and grounds at Indian Creek MetroPark is now reopen for the season! Enjoy!
A Request for design proposal for Voice of America Park Athletic Complex Irrigation System Design 2015 has been posted...SEE NEWS
Rentschler Forest MetroPark, Reigart Road Area Playground is re-opened....May 1
MetroParks Continues Management of Dudley Woods in Liberty Township....SEE NEWS
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