Posts Tagged: great parks of hamilton county

New Campground at Lake Isabella

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There’s a new 24-site, tent-only campground at Lake Isabella (10174 Loveland Madeira Road)!  Families can enjoy a shaded grove of trees, and fun activities like fishing the 28-acre fishing lake. Four sites are circled around a communal fire ring, giving you opportunities to make new friends, while a playground and boathouse are located within walking… Read more »

Mom Report: Sharon Woods

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The Adventure Station indoor playground at Sharon Woods is definitely named appropriately. There are many adventures to be had at this two-story tall playground. Kids can explore a cave and giant bird nest, zoom down three slides, and climb a tree. Once upstairs, kids will find themselves transported back in time to the 1800’s as… Read more »

Free Entry Days at Great Parks

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Great Parks of Hamilton County is celebrating special days all year long with free entry for all into the parks.  Guests can experience 78 miles of trails, over 17,500 acres of natural habitat and wildlife, lakes and river access, playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses and more! Free entry dates are: May 19, Kids to Parks… Read more »

Bees Are All The Buzz!

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Honey bees are vital pollinators. With their population declining, it is extremely important to learn more about them and the simple things you can do to help in their survival. Fortunately, Great Parks offers programs that do just that! The Buzz on Native Bees Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Ellenwood Nature Barn Learn… Read more »

Mom Report: Great Parks’ Mystery Dinner

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                  Looking for a unique date night experience? Then look no further than the Great Parks Mystery Dinners. This past weekend my husband and I went to Hog Heaven at the Mill Race Banquet Center at the Winton Woods Golf Course. It is a very nice venue and many weddings and other events are held… Read more »

Mom Report: Highfield Discovery Garden

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March offers some unpredictable weather so while the forecast is looking sunny and dry take advantage of the programming at Highfield Discovery Center at Glenwood Gardens (10397 Springfield Pike)! The current program is all about Maple Sugar and how it is tapped from trees and made into delicious maple syrup. The classroom is set up… Read more »

Mom Report: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

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Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve (3455 Poole Road) is a hidden treasure off of Colerain Avenue that many people may drive by each day without even realizing it is there! This small nature preserve boasts big activities. For example, this past weekend it hosted Maple Sugar Days. There were demonstrations of how trees are tapped and how… Read more »

Great Parks’ Maple Sugar Days

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Tap into the sweet fun of Ohio maple sugaring during Maple Sugar Days! Join other families at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve (3455 Poole Road) on Saturday, February 24, and Sunday, February 25, from Noon to 4 p.m. The tradition of maple sugaring has been passed down through the generations. Families can discover how the sticky sap from the… Read more »

All Things Chocolate

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The tastiest holiday is right around the corner, so get ready to celebrate with All Things Chocolate from Great Parks of Hamilton County! Held on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at Winton Woods (10245 Winton Road), All Things Chocolate presents the interesting history, production and uses of chocolate while sampling a variety of sweet, and… Read more »

Mom Report: Great Parks of Hamilton County

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The Great Parks System (greatparks.org) is an amazing resource to have in the Tristate. Often playgrounds and hiking is what is most associated with these Hamilton County parks. Though I use the park system for these two activities, I have recently been very impressed with their educational programming. Earlier this month, I attended two events… Read more »

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