Connecting People with Nature

Hamilton County Park District

The Hamilton County Park District has a mission of preserving and protecting natural resources and providing outdoor recreation and education in order to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. Formed in 1930, the park district works in the geographical area around Cincinnati Ohio.

The Hamilton County Park District manages the following parks. The links will take you to the official Hamilton County Park District Web pages about these Cincinnati area parks.

Armleder Park
This park includes active sports areas, as well as passive recreational opportunities, such as a paved trail, a 10-acre dog park, restored wetland, prairies and forest areas for and understanding of nature.

Embshoff Woods
This 330-acre park is a great place for exercising your body and mind. While most of the park is preserved in its natural condition, activities such as frisbee golf, and picnicking will be right in tune with the surroundings in this park. Kids will love the playground as well.

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
This small park is easily accessible to all, with a loop trail around the property complete with Braille signage. Observe prairie, forest, and pond habitats, as well as a butterfly garden in this charming little park.

Fernbank Park
This park in Cincinnati, Ohio provides many amenities, such as new restrooms, picnic shelters, playgrounds and trails. Situated along the Ohio River, the park offers views of the river and natural areas as well.

Lake Isabella
This park is mainly an area for fishing in the well-stocked Lake Isabella. You can picnic here, as well as watch birds. The Little Miami River is also accessible by canoe from the park.

Miami Whitewater Forest
This park, over 4,000 acres in size, is a place to rest your soul on hiking trails in the natural areas, exercise your muscles while playing frisbee golf, relax with family for a picnic, or take your time and explore every aspect of the area for several days by staying at the on-site campground.

Sharon Woods
This large park is mostly forested, but includes several large meadow areas. The riparian corridors along the streams are accessible from several nature trails.

Shawnee Lookout
With forests, meadows and prairie habitats, along with vast areas of wetlands nearby,this Hamilton County Park is a great place to observe wildlife. Check out the nature on the park's three hiking trails.

Winton Woods
This 2500-acre park has high-quality natural areas, a campground, an educational farm, a golf course, and a multitude of other amenities for the outdoor enthusiast. Several trails provide access to the natural features of the park. The Hamilton County Park District provides horses for group trail rides at this park if you have at least three people in your group.

Woodland Mound
This 1,000-acre park contains woodlands, prairies, meadows, and a golf course. Three trails and a multitude of picnic areas provide places to observe the nature of this southwest Ohio park.

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