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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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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- November 25, 2014
A special meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners is scheduled for Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 12 noon. The purpose of this meeting is Strategic Planning and any other matter that may come before the Board. Welcome Center
1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH 45013
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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- November 21, 2014
MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners will meet Friday, November 21, 2014 at 12 Noon at The Welcome Center Area of Forest Run MetroPark located at 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH 45013 to conduct regular business.
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Indian Creek and Governor Bebb Closures-11/19-11/20/14
We are installing new restrooms at Indian Creek and Governor Bebb MetroParks. As a result, the sites will be closed temporarily from Wednesday 11/19/2014 to the end of the day Thursday 11/20/2014. The Oxford-Reily Road Area of Indian Creek will be closed both days. The campground and Murstein Cabin at Governor Bebb will be closed both days, but Pioneer Village, the Howe Shelter, and the playground area will remain open.

Thank you for your patience while we make these improvements to our parks to enhance your experience.


Dudley Woods Park Re-opens today, November 18 th
Dudley Woods Park is again open for the enjoyment of park customer/owners after the completion of Fall 2014 Conservation Work. The work to remove the invasive honeysuckle has completed for now and MetroParks expects that honeysuckle population will be significantly reduced come next spring over the majority of the park. Thank you for your patience as MetroParks worked to improve the habitat!


Weather Update from Chief Ranger of MetroParks - Monday, November 17th
MetroParks Chief Ranger has provided an update regarding the weather conditions to share with park customer/owners. Please be aware of these conditions and take the appropriate safety precautions where necessary.

* Bitterly Cold Temperatures Through mid week

* Snowfall rates will be high through the morning rush hour in the Cincinnati tri- state, and then push east through the late morning/mid afternoon, ending in all areas by early afternoon.

* Winds will increase this afternoon and gust to 20 to 25 mph, causing some blowing of snow over the roadways.

* Temperatures will fall through today, dropping to 20 to 25 degrees by 6pm. - Wind Chills will dip below zero

* Bitter cold through mid week: Highs 15-25 degrees Tuesday, Lows 10-15 Tuesday night (some single digit lows, too)

* Record cold HIGH temperatures expected on Tuesday in the upper teens-low 20s

* Low temperatures Tuesday night 10-15 (with some single digit lows)

* Snow squalls on Tuesday will produce very little additional accumulation, but when combined with wind gusts to 25-30 mph will affect roadway conditions.




MetroParks Administrative Office Closed -Tuesday, November 11th
In observance of Veteran's Day MetroParks Administrative Offices will be closed on Tueday, November 11th. The offices will re-open on Wedneday, November 12th at 9:00 am. Thanks to all Veterans who have served to protect our Nation!


Dudley Woods Park Closed beginning Monday, November 10th
Beginning Monday, November 10th Dudley Woods Park will be closed for additional conservation work. The prime objective of this Fall work is Honeysuckle removal. Honeysuckle is an invasive plant that produces unhealthy berries for wildlife, and because it retains its leaves much longer than most plants it creates a canopy of shade on the forest floor which suffocates native wildflowers and threatens the very health of the forest itself. Because the Honeysuckle plants are one of the last to shed its leaves in the Fall it creates the perfect time for conservation efforts to be targeted to remove it. MetroParks appreciates your patience as we continue to work to conserve native species and improve the beauty of our parks for future generations. MetroParks will be identifying the length of the closure during the coming days and will post the estimated re-opening date at that time.
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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting- October 31, 2014

A special Board meeting of the MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners is set for 10:00 a.m. Friday morning, 10/31/14, at the law offices of Parrish, Marcum, Hirka & Trokhan in the 8th Floor Conference Room of the First Nat’l Bank Bldg., 300 High Street, Hamilton. The purpose of the meeting is to authorize MetroParks Executive Director and legal counsel to execute a grant contract with the State of Ohio and other related items. The meeting is expected to last less than 15 minutes.
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GMRRT section closed due to flooding- October 21, 2014
There is a section of the Great Miami Recreation River Trail that is flooded south of 122. There are signs and barricades at this area. For your safety please do not attempt to enter areas with high water. Look for notice of opening once the water recedes.


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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Today October 30th, The section of the Great Miami Recreation River Trail that was flooded south of 122 is now re-open. Thanks for your patience as the river receded. Gotta love mother nature!
Pioneer Church is now closed for the winter and will re-open in April 2015.
MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners will meet Friday, November 21, 2014 to conduct regular business...SEE NEWS
Special Board of Park Commissioners Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 25th....
SEE NEWS
Oxford-Reily Rd Area of Indian Creek and Murstein Cabin Area of Gov Bebb has reopened with new restrooms! 11/21....SEE NEWS
Dudley Woods is open beginning today, November 18th after conservation work.........SEE NEWS
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