Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are parks are under Miami County Park District jurisdiction?

Miami County Parks include:

  • Charleston Falls Preserve - 2535 Ross Road, S. E. of Tipp City - Program Office
  • F.L. Blankenship Riverside Sanctuary - 4112 St. Rt. 48, S. of Covington
  • Farrington Reserve - 1594 W. Peterson Road. S.of Piqua
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve - 6660 Casstown-Sidney Rd, E. of Piqua
  • Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary - 2540 E. Statler Rd., E. of Piqua
  • Goode Prairie Preserve - 10354 Union-Church Rd,  N. E. of Bradford
  • Goode Prairie Reserve - 8910 Bradford Bloomer Rd., N. E. of Bradford
  • Great Miami River Recreational Trail - 901 Dye Mill Rd. & 970 St. Rt. 202, S. of Troy
  • Greenville Falls State Scenic River Area - 9140 Covington-Gettysburg Rd., W. of Covington
  • Hobart Urban Nature Preserve - 1400 Tyrone, Troy
  • Honey Creek Preserve - 4536 St. Rt. 202, E. of Tipp City
  • John A. Wannemacher Preserve - 1876 Monroe-Concord Rd. S. of Troy
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Heritage Center - 2645 E. St. Rt. 41, SE of Troy - Administration Office
  • Maple Ridge Reserve - 10430 St. Rt. 185, N.W. of Covington
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve - 9750 St. Rt. 185, N.W. of Covington
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve, Rangeline Road access - 7790 N. Rangeline Rd, N. W. of Covington
  • Twin Arch Reserve - 3147 N. CR 25A, Troy across from Upper Valley Medical Center

Parks within city limits are not under Miami County Park's jurisdiction with the exception of Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, which opened June 4, 2007 within Troy city limits. For information on city parks, call the city government offices.

2. Can you give me directions to the parks?

Yes! Each park page on the website includes directions to that park or simply give us a call at: 937-335-MCPD (6273) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3. What time are the parks open?

The parks open at 8:00 a.m., 365 days a year. The closing time of the parks varies day to day as the parks close at sunset. The closing time can be found at each entrance along with the park sign. If you are still unsure about when to leave, ask a staff member or keep a close watch on the sky.

4. I want to get involved with the parks, what can I do?

If you're interested in the parks, consider joining the Volunteers-In-Parks programs (VIP's). VIP's organize educational and fun events designed for the entire family. Many associations and business also volunteer time in the parks, such as the Girl/Boy Scouts, American Honda Motor Company, RT Industries, US Bank, Tipp City High School Interact Club and the Upper Valley Career Center. 

5. What do I do about nuisance animals?

Miami County Park District personnel are not trained to deal with nuisance animals. The best thing to do is to call the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Wildlife Division 5. The Wildlife Officer for Miami County is Jasmine O'Connell.  You can reach ODNR at 937-372-5639 ext. 5215.

6. Are dogs allowed in the parks?

Dogs are welcome on the park trails (with the exception of Garbry Big Woods Sancturary, where they are not permitted due to trail width, etc.), provided they remain on their leash. Keep our trails clean and beautiful by packing out what you pack in - that includes anything your dog might have deposited along the way.

7. Is a fishing license required in the parks? 

A fishing license is not required to fish the Miami County Park District ponds. HOWEVER, a license is required if fishing in any of the rivers because they are owned by the State. You are able to keep any fish you catch from our ponds. If you catch any bass, they must be at least 14" to keep.