Scheduled Programs
  • Owls & HowlsRegister Here
  • 6/2/2017 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Honey Creek Preserve
  • Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee as we try to call two species rarely seen by humans, an owl and coyote.  Learn about these mysterious creatures as while on a leisurely hike by the light of the moon.  Register for the program with the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Girl Scout Program "Daisy - It's Your Planet, Love it Journey"Register Here
  • 6/3/2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee and work towards earning your merit badge. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes for hiking.  Registration required - use the link above.  Register # of Cadettes to attend, then in comments please include # of adults and troop #.  You can also call the office to register, 937-335-6273, Ext. 109. Register as a troop - there is a $3.00 fee per Cadette due at time of registration.
  • Adult Exploration HikeRegister Here
  • 6/6/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees across the county, one park at a time.  These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together.  Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. Due to weather, trails may be wet. Wear appropriate shoes.  Register for the program using the link above,e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Preschool in the Park "Amazing Animals"Register Here
  • 6/6/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Come meet and learn about a variety of native and non-native animals with park district naturalist Gecko Jody. It’s a great way to connect children with nature!  Class size is limited to 12, minimum is four.  There is a $3.00 class fee due at time of registration - credit card payments can now be accepted online.  Use the link above to register and pay for class or call the office at 937-335-6273, Ext. 109.  Must be registered and paid to attend.
  • Preschool in the Park "Amazing Animals"Register Here
  • 6/10/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Come meet and learn about a variety of native and non-native animals with park district naturalist Gecko Jody. It’s a great way to connect children with nature!  Class size is limited to 12, minimum is four.  There is a $3.00 class fee due at time of registration - credit card payments can now be accepted online.  Use the link above to register and pay for class or call the office at 937-335-6273, Ext. 109.  Must be registered and paid to attend.
  • Garbry Big Woods Trail Run
  • 6/11/2017 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Eco-Splorers & Eco-Tots "Nature Week" Camp
  • 6/12/2017 9:30 AM - 6/16/2017 12:30 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • See Eco-Splorers Page for details.  

    Registration opens May 1st, 2017.  

  • Trailing Moms & TotsRegister Here
  • 6/12/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • If you are an expectant mother, mother, or caretaker of a tot ages 0 to five years, come to this program made especially for you!  Both Adults & Tots can socialize, play and exercise as they walk along the trails at Charleston Falls Preserve.  It’s never too early to get your child outside and connecting with nature.  Healthy Children…Inspired by Nature!  Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program by using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Butterfly WalkRegister Here
  • 6/12/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Be a citizen scientist and join a park district naturalist out on the trail to learn about butterfly species and the different types of flowering plants.  Help collect data for the Ohio Lepidopterist's Butterfly Monitoring Program.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.
  • Bookmobile "Bats Need Homes Too"Register Here
  • 6/14/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Stop by Garbry Big Woods Reserve and enjoy story time in the sunshine with the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile as we learn to "Build a Better World". The topic is “Bats Need Homes Too”.  In addition to story time hang out with a park district naturalist for some fun activities. Make sure to bring your library card so you can check out books for summer reading!  All ages are welcome. Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.
  • Discovery Night HikeRegister Here
  • 6/16/2017 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Join a park district naturalist and explore the amazing world of nature at night. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes.  Walk will vary from .5 to 1 mile.  Bring a flashlight.  Meet at the lower parking lot.  Register for the program with the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Nature Sketching with Sketch PadRegister Here
  • 6/17/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Maple Ridge Reserve
  • Go on a guided walk with your sketch pads and pencils where you will take the time to closely observe nature’s small beautiful details. Beginners to experienced artists welcome. Bring your own sketching tool. Preregistration required. Register here, link above, if you need a sketch pad. 
  • Nature Sketching without Sketch PadRegister Here
  • 6/17/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Maple Ridge Reserve
  • Go on a guided walk with your sketch pads and pencils where you will take the time to closely observe nature’s small beautiful details. Beginners to experienced artists welcome. Bring your own sketching tool. Preregistration required. Register here, link above, if you do not need a sketch pad.
  • Lost Creek Garden SeriesRegister Here
  • 6/17/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Get outdoors, enjoy the fresh air and learn some of the basics of garden management throughout a season. Experience a mid-season harvest, a fall planting and enjoy garden to table demonstrations and sampling. Class fee $3/person. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Click the link above to register.   
  • Dog Social "Doggy Dad Day"Register Here
  • 6/18/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Dads Bring your pooch to the Park on Fathers Day.  Meet other friendly dogs and their people buddies!! Take a hike to the falls with dog & look for treats along the way!If your dog is nice and plays well with others bring your pooch on down to the park. Let your pup meet some new friends. Does your dog wag his tail at everyone? We are looking for friendly people with friendly dogs. Meet at Park entrance. Register for the program with the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Nature Hike "Moth Walk"Register Here
  • 6/23/2017 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Discover some of the most gorgeous nighttime critters, moths. We will be black lighting and sugar baiting to lure in these beautiful insects.  Be sure to come to both sessions as different species are alive at the beginning and end of summer. This program is connected to the Pollinator Walks. The Moth Walks will look at the night time creatures that are attracted to the bait and the Pollinator Walks will look at the daytime pollinators that are attracted to the same bait.

  • Nature Hike "Pollinator Walk"Register Here
  • 6/24/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Discover butterflies, bees, wasps, ants and other pollinators as we sugar bait them for a closer look at these beautiful beneficial insects. 

    This program is connected to the Pollinator Walks. The Moth Walks will look at the night time creatures that are attracted to the bait and the Pollinator Walks will look at the daytime pollinators that are attracted to the same bait.

  • Stillwater Adventure ChallengeRegister Here
  • 6/24/2017 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Teams have 75 minutes to complete as many outdoor adventure activities as possible. Each challenge has a point value. The team with the most points at the end wins. Registration is required. Race fee is $25 per team. Register your team using the link above. WHEN REGISTERING PLEASE ONLY INDICATE THAT THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE PARTICIPANT (you are registering one team...it will charge you double if you put in two participants). Please include both participants names and shirt sizes in the comment section. **REGISTRATION DEADLINES: WITH SHIRT 6/9/17 - WITHOUT SHIRT 6/20/17** Prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams. Must have a device for taking digital photos. 
  • Storybook Program "The Other Way to Listen"Register Here
  • 6/24/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Stop in at Charleston Falls Preserve and check out the storybook trail.  Take a leisurely walk along the trail where you can read the book “The Other Way to Listen.” Ask your local library about more nature books and the Storybook Trail.
  • Music in the Parks "We are the Stars that Sing"Register Here
  • 6/24/2017 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Enjoy a mystic night walk in the woods and journey into the legends of old and the serene sound of the Native American flute. Then enjoy a campfire and s'mores. Join your guide, Spirit of Thunder, for midnight melodies on the mystic flute with Myths and Legends at every turn. Registration not required but recommended, click the link above. 
  • Naturalist Adventure Series "All Things that Fly"Register Here
  • 6/25/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Hobart Urban Nature Preserve
  • Stop out to our Naturalist Adventure program!  It is a series of fun, family activities where participants can drop in anytime during this self-guided program and learn about nature.  This month, have fun learning about all things that fly.  A naturalist will be on-site to answer questions and facilitate activity. 
  • FULL - Eco-Splorers "Adventure Week" Camp
  • 6/26/2017 9:30 AM - 6/30/2017 12:30 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • This week is now full, please call the office to be added to the wait list. 
  • Beginning Archery - Multi Day Class - FULL
  • 6/27/2017 1:30 PM - 6/29/2017 3:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • PROGRAM FULL - Call office to be added to a wait list
  • Intermediate Archery - Multi Day ClassesRegister Here
  • 6/27/2017 3:30 PM - 6/29/2017 5:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve, Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Build your skills through focus on shot placement and fun games.  Equipment provided.  Prerequisite: Our Beginning Archery class. Preregistration and completed payment required to attend. Class fee $20 per archer.  Class maximum 6. Age minimum 8.
  • Bookmobile "Recycling"Register Here
  • 6/28/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Stop by Lost Creek Reserve and enjoy story time in the sunshine with the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile as we learn to "Build a Better World". The topic is “Recycling”.  In addition to story time hang out with a park district naturalist for some fun activities. Make sure to bring your library card so you can check out books for summer reading!  All ages are welcome. Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.
  • Butterfly WalkRegister Here
  • 7/3/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Be a citizen scientist and join a park district naturalist out on the trail to learn about butterfly species and the different types of flowering plants.  Help collect data for the Ohio Lepidopterist's Butterfly Monitoring Program.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.
  • Owls & HowlsRegister Here
  • 7/7/2017 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee as we try to call two species rarely seen by humans, an owl and coyote.  Learn about these mysterious creatures as while on a leisurely hike by the light of the moon.  Register for the program with the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Intermediate Archery - Single Day Class - FULL
  • 7/8/2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Build your skills through focus on shot placement and fun games.  Equipment provided.  Prerequisite: Our Beginning Archery class. Preregistration and completed payment required to attend. Class fee $10 per archer.  Class maximum 6. Age minimum 8.

    REGISTRATION FULL - Call office to be added to the wait list

  • Preschool in the Park "Let's Go Creeking"Register Here
  • 7/8/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Have fun making a splash in the shallow end of the creek at Charleston Falls Preserve.  Park district naturalist Gecko Jody will lead the group as they play in the water, read a story and go on a tot sized hike.  Water’s involved so plan to get wet and wear shoes and clothes that can get wet.  Don’t forget a change of clothes and a towel.  This program is a great way to get your child outside and connecting with nature!  There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration.  Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four.  Must be registered to attend.  Register for the program using the link above, by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.  Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.
  • Beginning Archery - Single Day Class - FULL
  • 7/8/2017 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • PROGRAM FULL - Call office to be added to the wait list
  • Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!Register Here
  • 7/8/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Bring the kids and take a hike with a naturalist looking some of the coolest and strangest creatures. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration not required but encouraged. Click on the link above to register. 
  • Nature Play DateRegister Here
  • 7/8/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee.  Register for the program using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.  
  • Advanced ArcheryRegister Here
  • 7/8/2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Fine tune your skills through fun games.  Equipment provided.  Prerequisite: Our Intermediate Archery class. Preregistration and completed payment required to attend. Class fee $10 per archer.  Class size limited. Age minimum 8.
  • VIP Cast Iron CookingRegister Here
  • 7/8/2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Join the park district VIPs as they cook up tasty treats using a Dutch oven. Sample some of the food as you sit around the campfire. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Register using the link above or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.
  • FULL - Eco-Splorers "Bike Week" Camp
  • 7/10/2017 9:30 AM - 7/14/2017 12:30 PM
  • Great Miami River Recreational Trail (Bikeway)
  • This week is now full. Please call the office to be added to the wait list. 
  • Trailing Moms & TotsRegister Here
  • 7/10/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • If you are an expectant mother or a mother of a tot ages 0 to five years, come to this program made especially for you!  Both Moms & Tots can socialize, play and exercise as they walk along the trails at Charleston Falls Preserve.  It’s never too early to get your child outside and connecting with nature. Healthy Children…Inspired by Nature!  

    Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

  • Adult Exploration HikeRegister Here
  • 7/11/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Honey Creek Preserve
  • Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees across the county, one park at a time. These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together.  Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. Due to weather, trails may be wet. Wear appropriate shoes.  Register for the program using the link above,e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Preschool in the Park "Let's Go Creeking"Register Here
  • 7/11/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Have fun making a splash in the shallow end of the creek at Charleston Falls Preserve.  Park district naturalist Gecko Jody will lead the group as they play in the water, read a story and go on a tot sized hike.  Water’s involved so plan to get wet and wear shoes and clothes that can get wet.  Don’t forget a change of clothes and a towel.  This program is a great way to get your child outside and connecting with nature!  There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration.  Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four.  Must be registered to attend.  Register for the program using the link above, by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.  Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.
  • Bookmobile "What Do Animals Build?"Register Here
  • 7/12/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Hobart Urban Nature Preserve
  • Stop by Hobart Urban Nature Preserve and enjoy story time in the sunshine with the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile as we learn to "Build a Better World". The topic is “What Do Animals Build?”.  In addition to story time hang out with a park district naturalist for some fun activities. Make sure to bring your library card so you can check out books for summer reading!  All ages are welcome. Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.
  • Lettuce Cook - Cooking ClubRegister Here
  • 7/13/2017 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Learn how to prepare homegrown vegetables from the Lost Creek garden. Harvest, prepare, and share meals with new friends. Participants will be challenged to choose and create recipes based on what is locally available and with pantry staples. Pre-registration required. For ages 11 - 15. $25 per 5 class series. Other dates: July 20, July 27, August 3 and August 10. Once registered for this first class, you will automatically be registered for the other four classes. Class size limited. You cannot register for just one class, you must register for the series.  

  • Intro to Geocaching Register Here
  • 7/15/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Learn about the secret world of geocaching and how this family friendly activity can be your new favorite pastime. GPS units provided. Pre-registration required. Class size limited. 
  • Dog Social "Working Dogs"Register Here
  • 7/16/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Bring your dog to the Lost Creek and meet other friendly dogs. Join Special guest Chris Thompson who will be doing a sheep herding demonstration with his wonderful Border Collies and real sheep.  If your dog is friendly and plays well with others come on down and let them meet some new friends. Join park district naturalist Sequoia Steven and his dog, Sampson, for this very unique & fun dog social. Register by clicking the link above. 

  • Eco-Splorers & Eco-Tots "Back in Time Week" Camp
  • 7/17/2017 9:30 AM - 7/21/2017 12:30 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • See Eco-Splorers Page for details.  

    Registration opens May 1st, 2017.  

  • Lettuce Cook - Cooking Club
  • 7/20/2017 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Must preregister for this series. Please go to the July 13th class to register for this series and for more information.
  • Discovery Night HikeRegister Here
  • 7/21/2017 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • This hike will take place at Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline Access - 7790 N. Rangeline Road, Covington. Join a park district naturalist and explore the amazing world of nature at night. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes.  Walk will vary from .5 to 1 mile.  Bring a flashlight.  Meet at the lower parking lot.  Register for the program with the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Lost Creek Trail Run
  • 7/23/2017 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Naturalist Adventure Series "VIP Creeking for Critters"Register Here
  • 7/23/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Stop out to our Naturalist Adventure program!  It is a series of fun, family activities where participants can drop in anytime during this self-guided program and learn about nature.  This month, have fun creekin' for critters.  A naturalist will be on-site to answer questions and facilitate activity. In addition, the VIPs will be on site helping out and a snack may even be provided. It is strongly encouraged to register for this particular Naturalist Adventure program so we can plan accordingly for snacks. 
  • Bookmobile "Birds and Their Houses"Register Here
  • 7/26/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Stop by Garbry Big Woods Reserve and enjoy story time in the sunshine with the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile as we learn to "Build a Better World". The topic is “Birds & Their Houses”.  In addition to story time hang out with a park district naturalist for some fun activities. Make sure to bring your library card so you can check out books for summer reading!  All ages are welcome. Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.
  • Lettuce Cook - Cooking Club
  • 7/27/2017 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Must preregister for this series. Please go to the July 13th class to register for this series and for more information.
  • Music in the Park "Ancient Music"Register Here
  • 7/29/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Where did music all start? Learn about ancient music and instruments from Ohio and from around the world. Plus, enjoy songs from long ago. You can register at the event, but we prefer you to pre-register by click the link above. 
  • FULL - Eco-Splorers & Eco-Tots "Water Week" Camp
  • 7/31/2017 9:30 AM - 8/4/2017 12:30 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • This week is full for both tots & sploers. Call the office to be added to the wait list. 
  • Adult Exploration HikeRegister Here
  • 8/1/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees across the county, one park at a time. These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together.  Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. Due to weather, trails may be wet. Wear appropriate shoes.  Register for the program using the link above,e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Preschool in the Park "Peculiar Pond Creatures"Register Here
  • 8/1/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Bring your preschoolers to the park and learn about the pond creatures with park district naturalist Gecko Jody. Hike to the cedar pond and explore what lives in and around it using our senses and equipment. It’s a great way to connect children with nature!  Class size is limited to 12, minimum is four.  There is a $3.00 class fee due at time of registration - credit card payments can now be accepted online.  Use the link above to register and pay for class or call the office at 937-335-6273, Ext. 109.  Must be registered and paid to attend.
  • Beginning Archery - Multi Day Class - FULL
  • 8/1/2017 1:30 PM - 8/3/2017 3:00 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • PROGRAM FULL - Call office to be added to a wait list
  • Intermediate Archery - Multi Day Classes - FULL
  • 8/1/2017 3:30 PM - 8/3/2017 5:00 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • REGISTRATION FULL - Call office to be added to the wait list
  • Lettuce Cook - Cooking Club
  • 8/3/2017 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Must preregister for this series. Please go to the July 13th class to register for this series and for more information.
  • Owls & HowlsRegister Here
  • 8/4/2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee as we try to call two species rarely seen by humans, an owl and coyote.  Learn about these mysterious creatures as while on a leisurely hike by the light of the moon.  Register for the program with the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Preschool in the Park "Peculiar Pond Creatures"Register Here
  • 8/5/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Bring your preschoolers to the park and learn about the pond creatures with park district naturalist Gecko Jody. Hike to the cedar pond and explore what lives in and around it using our senses and equipment. It’s a great way to connect children with nature!  Class size is limited to 12, minimum is four.  There is a $3.00 class fee due at time of registration - credit card payments can now be accepted online.  Use the link above to register and pay for class or call the office at 937-335-6273, Ext. 109.  Must be registered and paid to attend.
  • Lost Creek Garden SeriesRegister Here
  • 8/5/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Get outdoors, enjoy the fresh air and learn some of the basics of garden management throughout a season. Experience a mid-season harvest, a fall planting and enjoy garden to table demonstrations and sampling. Class fee $3/person. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Click the link above to register.  
  • Intermediate Archery - Single Day ClassRegister Here
  • 8/6/2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Build your skills through focus on shot placement and fun games.  Equipment provided.  Prerequisite: Our Beginning Archery class. Preregistration and completed payment required to attend. Class fee $10 per archer.  Class maximum 6. Age minimum 8.
  • Beginning Archery - Single Day ClassRegister Here
  • 8/6/2017 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Join us for an introduction to the sport of archery with strong focus on safety and technique.  Equipment Provided.  Must preregister and complete payment to attend. Class fee $10 per archer, class size min 5 / max 12. Minimum age is 8. 
  • VIP Ice Cream SocialRegister Here
  • 8/6/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • You scream - I scream - We all scream for ice cream at the VIP’s annual Ice Cream Social.  Come relax in the park, play some old-fashioned lawn games such as croquet and corn hole and then between 2 and 3:30 p.m., take a peek inside the beautiful, historic Knoop house. Musical entertainment may also be provided. Pre-registration highly recommended. Register by clicking the link above or calling the office at 937.335.6273 ext. 109. 


  • Advanced ArcheryRegister Here
  • 8/6/2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Fine tune your skills through fun games.  Equipment provided.  Prerequisite: Our Intermediate Archery class. Preregistration and completed payment required to attend. Class fee $10 per archer.  Class size limited. Age minimum 8.
  • Trailing Moms & TotsRegister Here
  • 8/7/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • If you are an expectant mother, mother, or caretaker of a tot ages 0 to five years, come to this program made especially for you!  Both Adults & Tots can socialize, play and exercise as they walk along the trails at Charleston Falls Preserve.  It’s never too early to get your child outside and connecting with nature.  Healthy Children…Inspired by Nature!  Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program by using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Bookmobile "Plant a Garden"Register Here
  • 8/9/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Stop by Lost Creek Reserve and enjoy story time in the sunshine with the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile as we learn to "Build a Better World". The topic is “Plant a Garden”.  In addition to story time hang out with a park district naturalist for some fun activities. Make sure to bring your library card so you can check out books for summer reading!  All ages are welcome. Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.
  • Lettuce Cook - Cooking Club
  • 8/10/2017 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Must preregister for this series. Please go to the July 13th class to register for this series and for more information.
  • Stillwater Trail Run
  • 8/13/2017 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Butterfly WalkRegister Here
  • 8/14/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Be a citizen scientist and join a park district naturalist out on the trail to learn about butterfly species and the different types of flowering plants.  Help collect data for the Ohio Lepidopterist's Butterfly Monitoring Program.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.
  • Dog Social "Hero Dogs"Register Here
  • 8/20/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Did you know that many dogs have jobs? This month our special guests will be All SAR K-9's. Their organization is run in Miami County and help local, state and federal emergency service agencies locate missing people. This is achieved by the use of highly-trained scent specific dogs who are able to detect and discriminate the distinctive scent signatures every person leaves behind.  Come see them in action and support their wonderful organization. Don’t miss this fun event!  Remember owners are responsible for their dogs - please clean up after your pet. Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • 2017 EclipseRegister Here
  • 8/21/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Come out to Lost Creek Reserve during the eclipse, put on some special viewing glasses and see it first hand! This eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) at least partially to everyone in the continental United States. It will occur in our area from roughly 1:02 pm to 3:51 pm with the maximum time being aprox. 2:28 pm. Please register so that we can be sure to have glasses for everyone. Register by clicking the link above. 
  • Night HikeRegister Here
  • 8/25/2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Join a park district naturalist and explore the amazing world of nature at night. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes.  Walk will vary from .5 to 1 mile.  Bring a flashlight.  Meet at the lower parking lot.  Register for the program with the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Nature Play DateRegister Here
  • 8/26/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee.  Register for the program using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.  
  • Music in the Park "Flutes at the Falls"Register Here
  • 8/26/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Enjoy calm meditative Native American Flute music at the falls . An expansive collection of flutes will be on display and played. Educational flutes for children, young adults and anyone interested in learn about the flutes.You can register at the event, but we prefer you to pre-register by click the link above.
  • Storybook Program "Zoo in the Sky"Register Here
  • 8/26/2017 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Stop in at Charleston Falls Preserve and check out the storybook trail.  Take a leisurely walk along the trail where you can read the book “Zoo in the Sky.” Ask your local library about more nature books and the Storybook Trail.
  • Naturalist Adventure Series "The Friendly Snake"Register Here
  • 8/27/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Drop by and meet  "Mr. Checkers" our friendly California King Snake. Figure out how he got his name, what he eats and what makes him a happy healthy snake. Learn about how beneficial snakes are to our environment.  A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions and facilitate activity. You can register at the event, but please register for the program by clicking the link above.
  • Owls & HowlsRegister Here
  • 9/1/2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee as we try to call two species rarely seen by humans, an owl and coyote.  Learn about these mysterious creatures as while on a leisurely hike by the light of the moon.  Register for the program with the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Adult Exploration HikeRegister Here
  • 9/5/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • John A. Wannemacher Nature Reserve
  • Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees across the county, one park at a time. These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together.  Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. Due to weather, trails may be wet. Wear appropriate shoes.  Register for the program using the link above,e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Butterfly WalkRegister Here
  • 9/5/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Be a citizen scientist and join a park district naturalist out on the trail to learn about butterfly species and the different types of flowering plants.  Help collect data for the Ohio Lepidopterist's Butterfly Monitoring Program.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.
  • Girl Scout Program "Senior - Sky"Register Here
  • 9/9/2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Work towards earning your Sky Badge! Bring your flashlight and join a park district naturalist, Accipiter Amalee, to explore the woods and sky on this night adventure.  Use the link above to register or call the office at 937-335-6273, Ext. 109.  Please register # of girls to attend, then in comments add # of adults along with troop #. Register as a troop - there is a $3.00 fee per Senior due at time of registration. 
  • VIP Youth Fishing DerbyRegister Here
  • 9/10/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Join us for the annual Fishing Derby. Bring your pole and enjoy Grandparents day with a family afternoon of fishing. The Derby is fro children ages 4 - 16.  Pre-registration strongly encourage for this event. Register by clicking on the link above. In the "comments" section be sure to include each child participants name and age. Check-in for ages 4 – 9 starts at 1 pm with fishing from 1:30 – 2:30 pm and check-in for ages 10 – 16 starts at 2:30 with fishing from 3 – 4 pm. Various trophies and door prizes will be awarded. 
  • Trailing Moms & TotsRegister Here
  • 9/11/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • If you are an expectant mother, mother, or caretaker of a tot ages 0 to five years, come to this program made especially for you!  Both Adults & Tots can socialize, play and exercise as they walk along the trails at Charleston Falls Preserve.  It’s never too early to get your child outside and connecting with nature.  Healthy Children…Inspired by Nature!  Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program by using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Preschool in the Park "Incredible Insects"Register Here
  • 9/12/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn all about insects.  There will be journaling activities in addition to story time and a short tot-sized hike.  There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration.  Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four.  Must be registered to attend.  Register for the program using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.  Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.
  • Nature Hike "Wildflower Walk"Register Here
  • 9/12/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • This will take place at Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline Access - 7790 N. Rangeline Road Covington, OH


    Take a leisurely walk with a naturalist looking for what is in bloom. 

  • Preschool in the Park "Incredible Insects"Register Here
  • 9/16/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn all about insects.  There will be journaling activities in addition to story time and a short tot-sized hike.  There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration.  Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four.  Must be registered to attend.  Register for the program using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.  
  • Girl Scout Program "Brownie - Bugs"Register Here
  • 9/16/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee and work towards earning your merit badge. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes for hiking.  Registration required - use the link above.  Register # of Cadettes to attend, then in comments please include # of adults and troop #.  You can also call the office to register, 937-335-6273, Ext. 109. Register as a troop - there is a $3.00 fee per Cadette due at time of registration.
  • Girl Scout Program "Brownie - Hike"Register Here
  • 9/16/2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee and work towards earning your merit badge. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes for hiking.  Registration required - use the link above.  Register # of Cadettes to attend, then in comments please include # of adults and troop #.  You can also call the office to register, 937-335-6273, Ext. 109. Register as a troop - there is a $3.00 fee per Cadette due at time of registration.
  • Charleston Falls Trail Run
  • 9/17/2017 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Dog Social "Summer Dog Olympics"Register Here
  • 9/17/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Let the Games begin!! Your dog can earn a ""Gold Metal"" in one of many different doggy Olympic events. Meet other friendly dogs and their people buddies!! If your dog is nice and plays well with others bring your pooch on down to the park. Leisurely stroll down the trail with your dog as he/she enjoys the treats along the way. Join park district naturalist Sequoia Steven and his four legged friend Sampson for a fun day of Doggy Olympics. We are looking for friendly people with friendly dogs. Meet at Buckeye Shelter. Owners are responsible for their dogs "Thank You for Baggin' it". Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937)335-6273, Ext. 109.

  • Nature Hike "Moth Walk"Register Here
  • 9/22/2017 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Discover some of the most gorgeous nighttime critters, moths. We will be black lighting and sugar baiting to lure in these beautiful insects. This session will be different from the one held in June as different species are alive at the beginning and end of summer. This program is connected to the Pollinator Walks. The Moth Walks will look at the night time creatures that are attracted to the bait and the Pollinator Walks will look at the daytime pollinators that are attracted to the same bait.
  • Holiday Archery ShootRegister Here
  • 9/23/2017 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Celebrate the upcoming holidays in a unique and special way! Shoot at holiday targets for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Prerequisite: our Beginning Archery course. Cost is $10/person. Pre-registration is required. Register by clicking the link above. 
  • Nature Hike "Pollinator Walk"Register Here
  • 9/23/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Discover butterflies, bees, wasps, ants and other pollinators as we sugar bait them for a closer look at these beautiful beneficial insects. 

    This program is connected to the Pollinator Walks. The Moth Walks will look at the night time creatures that are attracted to the bait and the Pollinator Walks will look at the daytime pollinators that are attracted to the same bait.

  • Holiday Archery ShootRegister Here
  • 9/23/2017 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Celebrate the upcoming holidays in a unique and special way! Shoot at holiday targets for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Prerequisite: our Beginning Archery course. Cost is $10/person. Pre-registration is required. Register by clicking the link above. 
  • Holiday Archery ShootRegister Here
  • 9/23/2017 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Celebrate the upcoming holidays in a unique and special way! Shoot at holiday targets for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Prerequisite: our Beginning Archery course. Cost is $10/person. Pre-registration is required. Register by clicking the link above. 
  • Holiday Archery ShootRegister Here
  • 9/23/2017 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Celebrate the upcoming holidays in a unique and special way! Shoot at holiday targets for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Prerequisite: our Beginning Archery course. Cost is $10/person. Pre-registration is required. Register by clicking the link above. 
  • Storybook Program "Fairy Houses"Register Here
  • 9/23/2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Stop in at Stillwater Prairie Reserve and check out the storybook trail.  Take a leisurely walk along the trail where you can read the book “Fairy Houses.” Ask your local library about more nature books and the Storybook Trail.
  • Holiday Archery ShootRegister Here
  • 9/23/2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Celebrate the upcoming holidays in a unique and special way! Shoot at holiday targets for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Prerequisite: our Beginning Archery course. Cost is $10/person. Pre-registration is required. Register by clicking the link above. 
  • Music in the Park "Night Songs Walk"Register Here
  • 9/23/2017 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Join Spirit of Thunder for a walk in the woods while listening to old legends and the serene sound of the Native American flute. Special guest will be the Stillwater Stargazers. Please park and meet at the main entrance. You can register at the event, but it recommended to pre-register, click the link above.  
  • Naturalist Adventure Series "Rock Hounds"Register Here
  • 9/24/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Drop by and learn all about rocks. Get a “Special Rock” and have Fun with Fossils. You can investigate real fossils of all different kinds. Fun and learning for all ages! A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions and facilitate activity. Meet at Waterfall. 

    Also going on is the Storybook Trail “Under One Rock” by Anthony Fredericks 1:00 to 3:00 at Charleston Falls. A Semi Precious Gem Stone Rock prize can be attained by Reading the Book, drawing a picture, and answering a couple of questions. We will have the book at the program! This book is part of the Storybook Trail - Quest Nature Book Program.  Ask your Local Library about more Nature Books and the Storybook Trail. 

    You can register at the event, but please register for the program by clicking the link above. 

  • Night HikeRegister Here
  • 9/29/2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Maple Ridge Reserve
  • Join a park district naturalist and explore the amazing world of nature at night. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes.  Walk will vary from .5 to 1 mile.  Bring a flashlight.  Meet at the lower parking lot.  Register for the program with the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • NEW DATE - Nature Sketching with Sketch PadRegister Here
  • 9/30/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Date moved from 9/9/17
  • NEW DATE - Nature Sketching without Sketch PadRegister Here
  • 9/30/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Date changed from September 9th to September 30th. 
  • Nature Play DateRegister Here
  • 9/30/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee.  Register for the program using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.  
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