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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- April 15, 2014
The next regularly scheduled Board of Park Commissioners Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m at Voice of America MetroPark, Ronald Reagan Lodge, located at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester OH 45069 to conduct regular business
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Special Meeting- Board of Park Commissioners March 27, 2014
There will be a special board meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Forest Run MetroPark Welcome Center located at 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH 45013. The purpose of the meeting is to consider an addendum to the Sebald Park Sale-Purchase Agreement between the City of Middletown and MetroParks of Butler County and such other business as may come before the board.


Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- March 18, 2014
The next scheduled Board of Park Commissioners meeting, to conduct regular business will occur on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Voice of America MetroPark, Ronald Reagan Lodge located at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester, Oh 45069
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Prescribed Burn at Forest Run MetroPark- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Today MetroParks has coordinated a controlled burn at Forest Run MetroPark to to restore and improve the natural habitat.

Forest Run MetroPark is located at 1810 New London Road, Hamilton OH 45013. If you see smoke or fire in this area there is no need to alert local authorities. These efforts have been coordinated and approved. You will see signage on New London Road and inside the park alerting you to this event.

If you are curious why MetroParks has coordinated this burn the simple answer is CONSERVATION.

While fire is often viewed as a destructive force, scientists say the correct use of fire can protect land and improve wildlife habitat.

Fire plays a natural role in the environment. Without this component the health of many natural habitats and the buildup of thick brush and undergrowth that can lead to and encourage the presence of invasive species. MetroPark conserves protected habitats by coordinating these prescribed fires to encourage the growth of native species. These fires are intentionally ignited and carefully managed– to mimic natural fire and improve landscape health.

In Ohio, as well as other places, many plant and animal species have evolved to rely on fire for survival. Therefore, MetroParks uses prescribed fires under strict management conditions to mimic the natural fires these species depend on.

Fire is a natural act. Like rain or sunshine, fire is a natural event that plays an important role in the health of many habitats across Ohio. Without fire, many plant and animal species would disappear


Dudley Woods Park Closing Extended- 3/10/14
Dudley Woods Park has been closed for habitat improvement work. Due to the inclement weather some of the work has been delayed. As a result the park closing has been extended until April 4th. Thank you for your patience as we make improvements for your enjoyment and the benefit of the habitat at this location!


Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- February 28, 2014
The next scheduled Board of Park Commissioners meeting has been postponed from Tuesday, 2/25/14 until Friday, 2/28/14 at 3:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Forest Run MetroPark -Welcome Center Area located at 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH 45013. Agenda attached.
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Great Miami River Trail Flooding- Friday 2/21/14
Please use caution on the Great Miami River Trail as water levels are high under sections of the trail, specifically under the Middletown-Germantown Bridge, Rt. 122 Bridge and the Trenton Rt. 73 Bridge. Other portions of the trail are passable and safe to enjoy. As soon as the water recedes trail maintenance will occur and these areas will re-open


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.


1 st Annual Job Fair to be held Wednesday, 2/19/14
The first Annual MetroParks Job Fair will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at The Voice of America MetroPark, in the Lakeview Room, at the Ronald Reagan Lodge located at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester OH 45069. Candidates should bring multiple copies of their resumes and come prepared to complete applications and speak to hiring managers. Appointments are not required but recommended. Call Amy Pellman at 513.867.5835 to confirm your attendance.
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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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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- January 28, 2014
The next regularly scheduled Board of Park Commissioners Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 3:00 p.m at Voice of America MetroPark, Ronald Reagan Lodge, located at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester OH 45069 to conduct regular business
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1/25/14 Walking Sticks Program @ Forest Run Cancelled due to Poor Weather
The Walking Sticks Program at Forest Run MetroPark scheduled for Saturday. January 25, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at the Timberman Ridge Activity Area- Forest Run Welcome Center is cancelled due to weather conditions.


Notification of Special Board of Park Commissioners Meeting
A special meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014 beginning at 3:00 pm at the Forest Run MetroPark Welcome Center located at 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH 45013. See Agenda.
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Martin Luther King's Day Mini Camp Offered on January 20th
School's Out and MetroParks will be offering two sessions of a survival skill mini camp. This mini camp is geared for kids ages 6-12 and will provide some basic common sense survival skills. Additionally, kids will:
• Make and take home a survival kit
• Learn to build a lean-to shelter
• Mapping
• Fire starting
• Compass and orienteering
• Tracking
• Snacks
• Games
Give your kids something fun to do for just $5.00 per child. Have them bring a friend along and register online today to reserve your spot at either the 10am-noon session or the 1:00pm to 3:00 pm session.
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Happy New Year!
MetroParks Administrative office will close at 12 noon on 12/31/13 and be closed all day 1/1/14. Offices will resume normal hours on Thursday 1/2/14. Happy New Year


Woodsdale Park and GMRRT Open after high water closings - 12/30/13
Beginning Dec. 30th Woodsdale Park has been reopened. On December 22 high water closed the park. The water has now receded enough to allow access to the park.

Additionally, the southern most part of the Great Miami River Recreation Trail that was closed due to high water has also been reopened. The path has been cleared of all debris.


Administrative Office Holiday Closings- 12/24/13
MetroParks Administrative Office will be closed beginning at 12 noon on 12/24/13 and remain closed all day 12/25/13. Normal office hours will resume on Thursday, 12/26/13.


High Water Closes Some MetroPark Areas - 12/22/13
Woodsdale Park located at 1917 Woodsdale Road, Trenton, OH 45067 is completely flooded and closed until further notice for safety purposes. Please heed the closure warning. Additionally, the southern most part of the Great Miami River Recreation Trail (Middletown section of the Bike path) is all under water. Park customers will find the parking lot located nearest to Trenton closed to keep park customers safe during this flooding. Once the water recedes and the area is once again deemed safe the lot will reopen. Please check back to MetroParks Facebook or website pages for updates.


Board of Park Commissioners Meeting - December 17, 2013
The Board of Park Commissioners meeting will be held Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Forest Run MetroPark, 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH 45013 at 11:00 am to conduct regular business.


OPEN TONIGHT- Brilliant Bebb-Illuminated Pioneer Village-Holiday Light Display-December 7, 2013
The snow is done snowing, the wind has stopped blowing and the roads are clear to go! Bundle on up and come out to Governor Bebb MetroPark located at 1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana OH 45053 tonight from 6pm until 9pm for a memorable snow filled holiday light display. Think of all the fun you can have in this beautiful winter wonderland. Your family photos will never look better than in an authentic sleigh with a huge snow covered tree! There will be music, Father Christmas, yummy treats, a holiday shop and more! Brilliant Bebb will also happen next Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec 14th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Hope to see you there!


CLOSED -Brilliant Bebb-Illuminated Pioneer Village- Holiday Light Display – December 6, 2013
Due to the road conditions created by the wintry mix, snow and ice in Butler County and surrounding areas and in consideration of the safety of our park customers, Brilliant Bebb Illuminated Pioneer Village Holiday Light Display will be closed today, Friday, December 6, 2013.

The storm system is anticipated to move out of the area by tomorrow morning which should afford the opportunity to clear roads before the event opens tomorrow evening. Brilliant Bebb should be even more spectacular tomorrow, Saturday, December 7th from 6 pm – 9 pm with the covering of holiday snow. We will confirm that the event is OPEN SATURDAY on our website and Facebook pages so check back tomorrow morning for that announcement. Bundle up and come on out on Saturday night for a memorable snow filled holiday light display!


Indian Creek Pioneer Church Closed for the Winter - December 2, 2013
Beginning 12/2/13 the Indian Creek MetroPark Pioneer Church is now closed for the season and will re-open in the spring. MetroParks looks forward to your visit in 2014!


Thanksgiving Holiday Observance - November 28, 2013
On Thanksgiving Day11.28.13 and on Friday 11.29/13 MetroParks Administrative Office will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend. The administrative office will re-open with regular office hours beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.


Dudley Woods Park OPEN again- November 26, 2013
Beginning 11/26/2013, Dudley Woods Park is again open after the completion of initial phase of conservation habitat improvement work. Launched earlier this month, the first stage of the improvements included removing honeysuckle and other invasive species on 10 feet on either side of the walking path. The timing of this phase was coordinated with the visibility of the invasive honeysuckle foliage in the fall. Additional work will commence again in early 2014. Temporary park closures may again be necessary taking into consideration the safety of park customers during the completion of any work.
The project is being paid for by Steiner + Associates as part of necessary mitigation work tied to construction of 64-acre mixed-used development Liberty Center. Additional habitat improvements will include more invasive species removal efforts, stream restoration, as well as stream and bank stabilization to Gregory Creek, which flows quickly through the park in heavy rains storms, causing a great deal of erosion


Timberhill Activity Area of Rentschler Forest Access Road Improvements are Complete - November 18, 2012
Road improvements/culvert upgrades on the access road to the Timberhill activity area of Rentschler Forest MetroPark, located at 3976 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Hamilton, OH 45011 is now complete! Access to the facility is again available and the facility is available for rental once again.


Board of Park Commissioners Meeting - November 19, 2013
The next regularly scheduled Board of Park Commissioners meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm to conduct regular business at the Miami University Voice of America Learning Center located at 7847 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 in Room 112 (Enter Main Entrance, Turn Left, First Door on Left) Click on the Title above to view the agenda
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Stone House Restroom - November 11, 2013
The Stone House Restroom at Rentschler Forest MetroPark is now closed for the winter season. The restroom will re-open in the spring. Closure signs are currently posted on the restroom. The restroom will reopen in April 2014


Veteran's Day Observance- November 11, 2013
In observance of Veteran's Day MetroParks Administrative office will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2013. The office will re-open Tuesday, November 12 at 9:00 a.m.


Notification of Special Board of Park Commissioners Meeting
A special meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2013 beginning at 3:00 pm at the MetroParks Administrative Office located at 2051 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH 45013. See Agenda.
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Dudley Woods Park Closed- November 5, 2013

Beginning 11/5/2013, Dudley Woods park will be closed due to a conservation habitat improvement project. This phase will last through the week of Thanksgiving.

This habitat improvement project will require periodic park closings to complete the work while taking into consideration the safety of park customers.

Signs will be posted on the gates during periods of closure. Closing and reopening notices can be found on the gates and on MetroParks website.

Thank you for your cooperation as MetroParks strives to fulfill our mission.

The mission of MetroParks of Butler County is to provide a superior park system that maximizes the community's quality of life through conservation, education and recreation.

During this closure consider visiting another beautiful MetroPark. See the PARKS section of the website to locate another MetroPark nearby to visit.


Lincoln Comes to Town - November 9 & 10th at Governor Bebb MetroPark
In honor of our veterans and in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of The Gettysburg Address, don't miss this extraordinary re-enactment of The Gettysburg address with film star and famous Lincoln Scholar & Interpreter, Stanley Wernz. Go to www.lincolnocomestotown.com for a full agenda of the activities each day.
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Timberhill Activity Area of Rentschler Forest Access Road Construction - October 21, 2012
Construction has started on road improvements on the access road to the Timberhill activity area of Rentschler Forest MetroPark, located at 3976 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Hamilton, OH 45011. The access drive will be restricted until approximately Nov. 18 at which time the project is scheduled to be completed.


Update on Paving and access to Gilmore MetroPark - October 21, 2013
Barrett Paving will be resurfacing N. Gilmore Rd. Monday October 21st. Striping of the roadway will also take place but should not affect those entering the park.


Board of Park Commissioners Meeting - October 15, 2013
The next regularly scheduled Board of Park Commissioners Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 15 , 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Voice of America Metropark, Ronald Reagan Lodge, Trophy Room, located at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester OH 45069 to conduct regular business.
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A Portion of The Great Miami Recreation River Trail closes Monday, Oct. 14th for Sewer Line Improvements
A portion of the Great Miami Recreation River Trail that MetroParks manages will be closed as The City of Middletown makes sewer line improvements. The section of the trail that will be closed is between 14th St. and Windsor St. The rest of the bike path will remain opened. Click on the title link to this article to view the map. The closed area is between the two "X" marks on the map. Work begins Monday, Oct. 14 - Dec. 31, 2013
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Operation Pumpkin Giant Pumpkin Regatta & Pet Parade Held this Sunday- October 13th
If you had the opportunity to attend Operation Pumpkin last weekend in Hamilton you no doubt had a great time seeing huge pumpkins, watching pumpkin carving, listening to great entertainment and eating fabulous food. One small glitch was "Mother Nature" and the rain. Due to the rain, Sunday's Giant Pumpkin Regatta and Pet Parade needed to be rescheduled. That will happen this Sunday, October 13th! The Giant Pumpkin Regatta is at 1 p.m. and the Pet Parade at 2 p.m. Click on the title link for details and locations.
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The City of Fairfield is preparing to pave North Gilmore Road between Symmes and Bobmeyer- October 10, 2013
The City of Fairfield is preparing to pave North Gilmore Road between Symmes and Bobmeyer beginning tomorrow - October 10, 2013 . There will be milling/paving on North Gilmore Rd. It appears that the milling on North Gilmore will begin tomorrow at approximately 8:00 AM. It is uncertain exactly what time exactly the drive to the Gilmore MetroPark will be affected. The City of Fairfield apologizes for any inconvenience these road improvements cause in your ability to access Gilmore MetroPark.


The Wheelhouse Outdoor Adventure Rental Center Closes for the 2013 Season - October 4, 2013
The Wheelhouse Outdoor Adventure Rental Center located at Voice of America MetroPark that handles boat rentals and fishing permits closed for the 2013 Season Friday, October 4th. The Wheelhouse will open again in the Spring. Look for an announcement regarding the exact dates on MetroParks website and posted on the information boards at Voice of America MetroPark next spring.


MetroParks Remain OPEN as Government Shuts Down - October 1, 2013
Good News ......YOUR favorite MetroParks are open as Government Shuts down! At Indian Creek, Governor Bebb, Forest Run, Four Mile Creek, Gilmore, Rentschler Forest, Sebald Park, Chrisholm, Dudley Woods and Voice of America MetroPark it is business as usual.
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Wheelhouse Weekend Hours - September 27, 2013
Voice of America MetroPark-
Hours for Peddleboats and Fishing this weekend at The Wheelhouse Outdoor Adventure Center are:

Saturday -9/28/13 – closed
Sunday – 9/29/13 -open 10am – 7pm


Board of Park Commissioners Meeting - September 24, 2013

The next regularly scheduled Board of Park Commissioners Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the MetroParks Administrative Office Building Conference Room located at 2051 Timberman Road (Ross Township), Hamilton, OH 45011 to conduct regular business
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Controlled Burn Scheduled September 21st at Woodsdale Regional Park
The county will have a controlled burn on their property at Woodsdale Regional Park this Saturday, September 21st. All appropriate permits have been obtained and the Madison & St. Clair Township Fire Departments will be there to administer & control the burn. The gates will remain open.


September Hours for Wheelhouse Outdoor Adventure Center at Voice of America MetroPark - September 11, 2013
As Fall approaches the hours for the Wheelhouse Outdoor Adventure Center at Voice of America MetroPark will change to meet seasonal demand. Hours for September are as follows:

Saturday & Sunday - 8am – 7pm
Monday – Friday – Closed


MetroParks Limited Bowhunting Program -Note Application Fee of $20.00- September 10, 2013
MetroParks will offer limited bowhunting this season in an effort to manage the ever growing population of white tail deer and mitigate the environmental and economic problems associated with overpopulation. For details of how to be a part of the lottery for hunting opportunities please read the release with this NEWS story. The Wildlife Management Policy Controlled Bowhunting Program can also be found under the General Information Tab and then Policies. Please note that applications must be submitted with a $20.00 application fee
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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- August 27, 2013
The next regularly scheduled Board of Park Commissioners Meeting is scheduled Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Voice of America MetroPark, Ronald Reagan Lodge, 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester, OH 45069 to conduct regular business
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NEW Wheelhouse Outdoor Adventure Center Hours - August 13th
The Wheelhouse Outdoor Adventure Center for boat rentals and fishing permits has new hours. Please note the times the facility will be open below.

Monday - 1-7pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday -1-7pm
Friday – 8 -7pm
Saturday -8 – 7pm
Sunday - 8-7pm


Access Maintained To Voice of America MetroPark and Traffic Plan for 2013 Junior/Youth National Championships Activity August 3rd & 4th
If you are wanting to watch over 800 junior and youth triathletes, from beginners to the nation's top rising multisport stars compete this weekend or you just want to come enjoy the park over the weekend, plans are in place to maintain access to Voice of America during the event
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YA GOTTA REGATTA @ the Crazy Cardboard Regatta Boat Registration Form-July 20th
Are you a last minute kind of person looking for weekend fun? Come for the day to Voice of America MetroParks for the Crazy Cardboard Regatta. Enjoy Music, Fun Activities, Good food and watch the Cardboard boats race. You can still even enter a boat the day of the race. Last minute registrations will be accepted between 8-10am. Simply fill out the application and bring you boat.
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Crazy Cardboard Regatta Ready to make a Splash at Voice of America - Saturday, July 20th!
The Crazy Cardboard Regatta
Saturday - July 20th
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting-July 15, 2013
The next regularly scheduled Board of Park Commissioners Meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 15, 2013 at 3:00 p.m at Voice of America MetroPark, Ronald Reagan Lodge, located at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester OH 45069 to conduct regular business
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MetroParks has Concerts, Contra Dancing and Mountain Music Jams this summer -The first concert is June 13th at 6pm at VOA
MetroParks of Butler County has music offerings all over the county this summer. It is bringing back it’s free summer Concerts by the Lake at Voice of America MetroParks on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. In addition to the concerts at Voice of America, MetroParks will be having its first ever Contra Dance at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead on June 22nd from 7 – 9 p.m. Last but certainly not least for summer music in the parks, MetroParks is opening up the Pioneer Church again this year for Second Summer Sundays Mountain Music Jam. The Pioneer Church is located at 3000 Indian Creek Road in Reily Township. The jams are June 9, July 14, August 11 and September 8th from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m
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MetroParks is Cruisin’ by the River on the Great Miami River Recreation Trail Saturday June 15th
MetroParks of Butler County will offer its first ever bicycle tour on a portion of the Great Miami River Recreation Trail on June 15th. MetroParks recently took over management of a 9.4 mile section of this trail from near Trenton to just south of Franklin. Meet at the parking lot near Trenton. The address is 50 Oxford State Road , Middletown, OH 45044 at 9 a.m. for a light breakfast. The total tour mileage will be approximately 19 miles. Several stops will be made along the way to hear a little of the history of the area and enjoy the nature. The trail is fairly flat with a few hills so it should take 1 ˝ to 2 hours to complete. This program is recommended for ages 13 and up and helmets highly suggested. You can register for the tour by clicking on Register for a Program or calling 513-867-5835. There is a small fee of $5 for Butler County residents and $6 out of county residents.
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Name Chosen For Community Garden in Middletown- June 2, 2013
MetroParks of Butler County announces the results of the “Name the Garden Contest” for the community garden in Middletown, which is a collaborative effort between MetroParks and the City of Middletown. The garden committee consisting of members from MetroParks, Ohio State University Extension office, Berns Garden Center and the City of Middletown enjoyed the task of reviewing names submitted.
“Middletown Community Garden,” the name submitted by Patrick Bourne was the name agreed upon.
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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- May 23, 2013

The next regularly scheduled Board of Park Commissioners Meeting is scheduled this Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm at The Augspurger House at Chrisholm MetroPark, located at 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton, OH 45067 to conduct regular business


Boating and Fishing Season Begins May 4th at Voice of America- April 30, 2013
Come on over to Voice of America and locate that favorite fishing spot of yours or rent a paddle boat just for fun! The season opens May 4th. Click on the headline for information about improvements to MetroParks boating and fishing offerings.
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Crazy Cardboard Regatta Official Boat Building Rules - April 26, 2013
READY, GET SET & BUILD

Here are the Official 2013 Boat Buidling Rules for that ever popular Crazy Cardboard Regatta. Who will have the best boat this year? Game on.
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2013 Crazy CardBoard Regatta Sponsorship Information, Vendor and Boat Registration Forms Now Available - April 23, 2013
Ready to make a big splash this summer? Consider committing to a sponsorship role, being a vendor or sailing a boat at this year's Crazy Cardboard Regatta on July 20th at Voice of America's beautiful 35 acre lake. Sponsorship Information, as well as vendor and boat registration forms are now available under General Information, then Public Forms. For more information regarding any of these topics contact programs@yourmetroparks.net, call the administration office at 513-867-5835 or the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty at 513-874-5450 or www.wclfoundation.com
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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting-April 23, 2013
The next regularly scheduled Board of Park Commissioners Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 3:00 p.m at Voice of America MetroPark, Ronald Reagan Lodge, located at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester OH 45069 to conduct regular business


MetroParks Four Mile Creek MetroPark adds Mill Race Preserve Area in Oxford Township-March 4, 2013
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2013 Motor Vehicle Permits
2013 Resident Motor Vehicle Permit (MVP) hang tags will be available at no cost to Butler County Residents, with proof of residency, beginning December 15, 2012. For your convenience, MVP’s will be valid for 2 years versus the current 1 year tag. Non-resident permits, good for one year, will be available for $10.00. Daily non-resident MetroPark Motor Vehicle Permits are also available at park information booths for $5.00. To provide you with ample time to obtain your new 2013 MVP, current 2012 MVPs will be honored through January 31, 2013.


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 met 4/15/14 at 3:00 pm to conduct regularly scheduled business....SEE NEWS
The current Dudley Woods Habitat improvement work ended today 4/3/14. The park has re-opened to the public....Enjoy!
The Middletown Bike path is still closed under the 122 bridge and around the new sewer connection. All other areas have been cleaned up and barricades removed. 4/10/14
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Administrative Office 2051 Timberman Road     |     Hamilton, Ohio 45013     |     (513) 867-5835