Posts Tagged: parks

Mom Report: Summit Park Ice Rink


I grew up in Michigan where it pretty much is cold and snows from Halloween until Cinco de Mayo. My childhood home had a pond in the backyard, which my dad would shovel when it froze over. I spent every weekend, most weeknights, and my January birthday on ice skates. Now that I am older… Read more »

Mom Report: Passport to Your National Park


I am a collector of many things. I have a plethora of sharpies, shoes, and I enjoy collecting my Starbucks stars for free drinks. Now, along with my kids, I am a collector of National Parks stamps! This summer we took a trip to Gatlinburg, TN, with our children’s Godparents. We visited the Smokey Mountains… Read more »

Late Afternoon at Fernbank Park


“Count to 100. No, 200,” the kids urged, before running to hide for a game of Hide and Seek. They hid under slides, inside slide tubes and beneath canopies. At “100,” a shout of “Ready or not, here I come” was followed by delighted squeals and running, while moms and grandparents watched the happy chaos… Read more »

Mom Report: Rentschler Forest MetroPark


My family has been to Rentschler Forest MetroPark (5701 Reigart Road) one time in the past, but we only visited the children’s play area. Recently, we were invited on a weekend hike through one of the many trails that the park has to offer and we happily accepted as we wanted to explore more of… Read more »

RSVP For Your Shelterhouse


Kenton County Parks & Recreation are now accepting both walk-in and online reservations for their parks’ shelterhouses.  The shelterhouses, ideal spots for a summer party, are located at Lincoln Ridge, Middleton-Mills, Pioneer and Richardson Parks.  Cost ranges from $65 – $80.  For details on each shelterhouse, and to RSVP, call 859-392-1920 or visit  

Great Outdoor Weekend


It’s back!  Mark your calendars for Sept. 24 and 25, as Green Umbrella’s Great Outdoor Weekend returns for another year of outdoor fun and adventure.  This annual events sampler is completely free to families of all ages and includes more than 100 happenings at places like Great Parks of Hamilton County (, Cincinnati Nature Center… Read more »

Help Clean Up the Parks


Two volunteer opportunities are available this month to help clean up local parks. On April 2, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., families are invited to plant some trees at England Idlewild Park (5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington). Volunteers will then enjoy some refreshments and get a tree seedling to take home. Sign up at…. Read more »

Mom Report: Pyramid Hill


Put on the Christmas jammies, grab some milk and cookies, change your favorite radio station over to a Christmas station (if you haven’t already done so!) and head over to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park for Holiday Lights on the Hill. My kiddos squealed with excitement as we pulled in and they laid their eyes upon… Read more »

Mom Report: Smale Riverfront Park


Recently, my family participated in the Redlegs Run. (Which I highly recommend doing next year!) My husband did the 10k while my kids and I ran the family run. We arrived downtown at 7:30 a.m. and our race wasn’t until 9:30 a.m. I was worried that the kids would be bored and begin getting cranky. NOPE. They… Read more »

Mom Report: Summit Park


Summit Park is by far my son’s favorite place to go to play on a playground. It is unlike any park around! (At least that we have been to so far!) Depending on the day and the mood he is in, he transforms it into something else. He has transformed it into his Spiderman webs,… Read more »

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