• Message from the Director

      There is a BEAUTIFUL display of flowers in bloom at Farrington Reserve! Ride your bike or walk the trail to the Robert J. Shook bridge to catch a glimpse. This is one of the many parks that are starting to bloom with a prolific display of prairie flowers. Not only are they pretty to look at, they play an important part in our initiative to help support the pollinators in our area by providing critical habitat. Make sure to check out the the prairie flowers at Garbry Big Woods,Honey Creek Preserve and/or the Monarch Waystation at Stillwater Prairie Reserve.

      If you are looking for things to do this summer check out the program calendar on our website and choose from a variety of park adventures. Take a walk, go for a run or ride your bike along the Great Miami River Recreational Trail. Make sure to take advantage of our beautiful rivers and go fishing or canoeing. Summers only here for a little while – get out and enjoy! 

       See you in your parks! 

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    • 2017 Eclipse - REGISTRATION SUSPENDED
    • Night Hike
  • Park of the Month
    • John A. Wannemacher Nature Reserve
    • Habitat Highlight - The Prairie
    • It’s July,and heat and humidity have settled in for the duration of the summer. Many of our woodland wildflowers have gone dormant until next spring, but prairies arejust now entering peak season. From July to early August, there are breathtaking flower shows at Honey Creek Preserve, Hobart Urban Nature Preserve and Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline Access.  Yellow waves of black-eyed Susan, gray-headed coneflower and various species of sunflowers are dominating the show, while the varyi... (Read More)

    • August is Tree Check Month
    • The month of August is dedicated to checking your trees for Asian Longhorned Beetles(ALB). ALB hurts our trees and our communities. Over 80,000 trees have been killed nationally due to this invasive pest. During this month the beetle is more active, so it can be easier to spot and see the signs. First, learn how to recognize the ALB by watching this video. Throughout the month we will be encouraging you to spread the word, check your trees and report the ALB! Video: http://www.dontmovefirewood.... (Read More)
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