Beyond the Backyard…
where to go outside!

The Greater Cincinnati area is rich with public parks and nature centers where families can walk, run and play in nature. The listing in this section provides addresses for over 130 parks and preserves with green lawns, play grounds, garden paths and wooded trails that are free and open to the public. Refer to this alphabetical listing for full details and then find facilities near you by referencing the zip code section.

Challenge your boundaries!

What do you consider “yours” and what do you think of as “ours”? We are privileged to have so many shared spaces: public parks, green corridors, waterways, and more. Wouldn’t it be great for children to be familiar with the plants, animals, landmarks and waterways that are all around us? These public areas ensure that everyone will have opportunities to experience nature.

Public Parks & Nature Centers

ANDERSON PARK DISTRICT 
8249 Clough Pk.
Cincinnati, OH 45244-2746
(513) 474-0003


BELLEVUE PARKS AND RECREATION 
http://www.bellevueky.org/parks_and_recreation1.htm

Bellevue Beach Park
Ward Ave. at the Ohio River
Bellevue, KY 41073

Swope Park
Taylor Ave. and Convert Run Pk.
Bellevue, KY 41073


BIG BONE LICK STATE PARK 
3380 Beaver Rd.
Union, KY 41091
(859) 384-3522


BLUE ASH PARKS & RECREATION 
4343 Cooper Rd.
Blue Ash, OH 45242-5614
(513) 745-8553


BOONE COUNTY ARBORETUM 
9190 Camp Ernst Rd.
Union, KY 41091
(859) 384-4999
www.bcarboretum.org


BOONE COUNTY PARKS 
Main Office
5958 Garrard
Burlington, KY 41005
859/334-2117
http://www.boonecountyky.org/parks

Boone Cliffs
4990 Middle Creek Rd.
Burlington, KY 41005

Camp Ernst Lake
7915 Camp Ernst Rd.
Burlington, KY 41005

Central Park & Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Rd.
Union, KY 41091

Dinsmore Woods
5700 Burlington Pk.
Burlington, KY 41005

England/Idlewild Park & Dog Park
5550 Idlewild
Burlington, KY 41005

Florence Nature Park
7200 Nature Park Dr.
Florence, KY 41042

Giles Conrad Park
7500 River Rd.
Hebron, KY 41048

Middle Creek Park
5501 Middle Creek Rd.
Burlington, KY 41005

Shor Lake Park
505 Shorland Dr.
Walton, KY 41094

Waller-Stephenson Mill Park
2744 Verona Mudlick Rd.
Verona, KY 41092

Walton Community Park
35 Old Stephenson-Mill Rd.
Walton, KY 41094


CAMPBELL COUNTY PARKS 
859-635-4423

A.J. Jolly Park & Campground
1565 Race Track Road
Alexandria, KY 41001


CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER* 
1301 Western Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45203
(513) 287-7000
www.cincymuseum.org
*Admission charge for some areas

Edge of Appalachia 
3223 Waggoner Riffle Rd.
West Union, OH 45693
937-544-2880


CINCINNATI NATURE CENTER* 
(513) 831-1711
www.CincyNature.org
*Admission charge

Rowe Woods 
4949 Tealtown Rd.
Milford, OH 45150

Long Branch Farm & Trails 
6926 Gaynor Rd.
Goshen, OH 45122


CINCINNATI PARK BOARD 
Visitor Center in Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 352-4080
www.cincinnati-oh.gov/parks
(open 7 days per week)

Alms Park 
710 Tusculum Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Annwood Park 
1900 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Armleder Park 
5057 Wooster Pk.
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Armleder Dog Park 
4998 Wooster Pk.
Cincinnati, OH 45226
513-521-7275
(joint with Hamilton County Park District & Cincinnati Recreation Commission)

Ault Park 
3600 Observatory Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Avon Woods Nature Center 
4235 Paddock Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45229
513-861-3435

Bellevue Hill Park 
2191 Ohio Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Bettman Nature Preserve & Accessible Paths 
4 Beech Ln.
Cincinnati, OH 45208
(513) 321-6070

Burnet Woods
Main Entrance:
3000 Brookline Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Trailside Nature Center:
3400 Brookline Dr.
(513) 751-3679

Caldwell Park Nature Center & Preserve 
430 W. North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45216
(513) 761-4313

California Woods Nature Center & Preserve 
5400 Kellogg Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45228
(513) 231-8678

Daniel Drake Park 
Main Entrance:
5800 Red Bank Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45213

Dunore Park 
650 Ludlow Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Fairview Park 
2219 Ravine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Fernbank Park 
7001 River Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45233

Ferry Street Park 
2201 Eastern Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Fleischmann Gardens
524 Forest Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229

French Park 
3012 Section Rd. (near Ridge Rd.)
Amberley Village, OH 45237

Glenway Park
3241 Glenway Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45204

Hauck Botanic Gardens 
2625 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Hoffner Park 
4101 Hamilton Ave. at Blue Rock Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Hopkins Park 
207 Dorchester Ave. at Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Hyde Park Square 
2700 to 2734 Erie Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Inwood Park
2360 Vine St. at Hollister St.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Jackson Hill Park 
2001 Eleanor Pl.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Jergens Park 
4359 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Kennedy Heights Park 
6039 Kennedy Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45213

LaBoiteaux WoodsNature Center & Preserve 
5400 Lanius Ln.
Cincinnati, OH 45224
(513) 542-2909

Larz Anderson Park 
3035 Golden Ave. at Ononta
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Lytle Park 
501 E. Fourth St. at Lawrence
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Madison Park 
2501 Madison Rd. at Erie Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Marion Park 
3830 Reading Rd. at Marion Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park 
3740 Reading Rd. at Burton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229

McEvoy Park 
6425 Daly Rd. at North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Miles Edwards Park 
4401 Fehr Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45238

Mt. Airy Forest
Main entrance:
5083 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223

McFarlan Woods Shelter:
2800 Westwood Northern Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45211

Mt. Airy Dog Park:
2970 Westwood Northern Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45211

Everybody’s Treehouse:
Trail Ridge Rd. at Oak Ridge Rd.

Mt. Echo Park
Pavilion:
251 Mt. Echo Park Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Shelter:
202 Crestline Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Mt. Storm Park
660 Lafayette Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Owl’s Nest Park
1984 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Piatt Park
1 Garfield Pl. at Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Rapid Run Park 
4450 Rapid Run Pkwy.
Cincinnati, OH 45238

Sayler Park 
6601 Gracely Dr. at Monitor Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45233

Seasongood Square Park 
3801 Reading Rd.
at Fred Shuttlesworth Circle,
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Stanbery Park 
2221 Oxford Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45230

Stella Park
923 Lexington Ave. at Magill Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Stuart Park 
6899 Gracely Dr. at Laura Ln.
Cincinnati, OH 45233

Theodore M. Berry 
International Friendship Park

Main Entrance:
1135 Riverside Dr.
(formerly Eastern Ave.)
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Valley Park 
3250 Colerain Ave. at Bates Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45225

Washington Park
1230 Elm St. at Race St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Wilson Commons
2951 Bodley Ave. at Wilsonia,
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Wulsin Triangle
2401 Madison Rd. at Observatory Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45208


CINCINNATI RECREATION COMMISSION 
805 Central Avenue Suite 800
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 352-4006
www.cincinnati-oh.gov/recreation

CRC currently has 31 recreation centers, 41 swimming pools, over 2,500 acres of outdoor athletic and playground facilities, tennis attractions, seven premiere golf courses, athletic leagues, seniors’ programs, therapeutic programs, before-and-after school programs, summer day camps, and special public events on the waterfront and citywide.

CRC Facilities which include nature trails and/or public access to the Ohio River Water Trail are:

Dunham Recreation Complex
4356 Dunham Ln.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238

Yeatman’s Cove & Bicentennial Commons
705 E. Pete Rose Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202


CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDEN EDUCATION CENTER*
3400 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 559-7767
www.cincinnatizoo.org
*Admission charge


CIVIC GARDEN CENTER OF GREATER CINCINNATI
2715 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45206
(513) 221-0981
www.CivicGardenCenter.org

Neighborhood Gardens:
Please see website for location of 40 gardens to visit/join, or check the next section to find a garden in a zipcode near you.


CLERMONT COUNTY PARKS
parks.clermontcountyohio.gov

Chilo Lock #34 Park
521 County Park Rd.
Chilo, OH 45112
(513) 876-9013

Kelley Nature Preserve
297 Center St.
Loveland, OH 45140

Pattison Park 
2228 U.S. Rt. 50
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-2977

222 Roadside Park
State Route 222
Batavia, OH 45103

Shor Park
4659 Tealtown Rd.
Milford, OH 45150

Wilson Nature Preserve
4082 State Route 132
Batavia, OH 45103


COVINGTON PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT 
638 Madison Ave.
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 292-2151

Devou Park
790 Park Le.
Covington, KY 41011
859-431-2577
http://www.dreespavilion.com/devou.asp

Ken Sheilds Park
847 Philidelphia St.
Covington, KY 41011


DELHI TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
697 Neeb Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45233
(513) 451-3300

Story Woods Park
694 Pontius Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45233


EAST FORK LAKE STATE PARK
Harsha Lake Visitor Center, US Army Corps Of Engineers
2185 Slade Rd.
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 797-6081
www.lrl.usace.army.mil/whl


EAST LOVELAND NATURE PRESERVE 
c/o City of Loveland
120 West Loveland Ave.
Loveland, OH 45140


FLORENCE CITY PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT 
8100 Ewing Blvd.
Florence, KY 41042-7588
(859) 647-5439


GORMAN HERITAGE FARM
10052 Reading Rd.
Evendale, OH 45241
(513) 563-6663
www.GormanHeritageFarm.org


HAMILTON COUNTY PARK DISTRICT
10245 Winton Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
(513) 521-7275
www.GreatParks.org

Armleder Park
(joint with Cincinnati Parks and Cincinnati Recreation Commission)
5057 Wooster Pk.
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Embshoff Woods
4050 Paul Rd.
Delhi Twp., OH 45238

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve 
3455 Poole Rd.
Colerain Twp., OH 45251

Fernbank Park 
7100 River Rd./US 50
Cincinnati, OH 45233

Francis RecreAcres 
11982 Conrey Rd.,
Sharonville, OH 45249

Glenwood Gardens 
10623 Springfi eld Pk.
Woodlawn, OH 45215
(513) 771-4055

Lake Isabella 
10174 Loveland-Madeira Rd.
Symmes Twp., OH 45140
Boathouse: (513) 791-1663

Mitchell Memorial Forest 
5401 Zion Rd.
Miami Twp., OH 45002

Miami Whitewater Forest 
9001 Mt. Hope Rd.
Harrison, OH 45030
(513) 367-4774

Sharon Woods 
11450 Lebanon Rd.
Sharonville, OH 45241
(513) 563-4513

Shawnee Lookout 
2008 Lawrenceburg Rd.
Miami Twp., OH 45052
Pro Shop: (513) 941-0120

Winton Woods/Parky’s Farm 
10245 Winton Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
(513) 521-7275

Woodland Mound 
8250 Old Kellogg Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45255
(513) 474-0580


KENTON COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION
3902 Richardson Rd.
Independence, KY 41051
(859) 525-7529
www.kentoncounty.org/county_departments/parks_/parks/

Doe Run Lake 
1501 Bullock Pen Rd.
Covington, KY 41011

George Bowman Park
8895 Locust Pk.
Taylor Mill, KY 41015

Lincoln Ridge Park
420 Independence Station Rd.
Independence, KY 41051

Middleton-Mills Road Park
3415 Mills Rd.
Covington, KY 41015

Pioneer Park
3915 Madison Pk.
Covington, KY 41017

Richardson Road Park
3975 Richardson Rd.
Independence, KY 41051


LITTLE MIAMI SCENIC RIVER & TRAIL CENTER 
211 Railroad Ave.
Loveland, OH 45140
(513) 893-4453


MASON (CITY OF)
600 Mason-Montgomery Road
Mason, OH 45040
(513) 229-8500
www.ImagineMason.org

Corwin M. Nixon Park
6249 Mason-Montgomery Road
Mason, OH 45040

Frank Hosea Woods
4862 Hickory Woods Drive
Mason, OH 45040

Meadows Park
643 Lindemann Lane
Mason, OH 45040

Pine Hill Lakes Park
211 Kings Mill Road
Mason, OH 45040

Thomas P. Quinn Park
8800 Tradewind Drive
Mason, OH 45040


METROPARKS OF BUTLER COUNTY 
2051 Timberman Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45013
513-867-5835
http://www.butlercountymetroparks.org

Antenen Nature Preserve Area
2385 Treiber Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45011

Chrisholm Historic Farmstead
2070 Woodsdale Rd.
Trenton, OH 45067

Dudley Woods
5591 Hankins Rd.
Liberty Township, OH 45044

Forest Run Wildlife Preserve
1810 New London Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45013

Gilmore MetroPark
7950 Gilmore Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45011

Rentshler Forest MetroPark
5701 Reigart Rd.
Fairfield, Township, OH 45011

Voice of America Park
7850 VOA Park Dr.
West Chester, OH 45069


NEWPORT PARKS & RECREATION 
998 Monmouth St.
Newport, KY 41071
(859) 292-6386


NORWOOD RECREATION COMMISSION 
2605 Harris Ave.
Norwood, OH 45212-2757
(513) 531-9798


SAINT BERNARD PARKS & RECREATION 
110 Washington Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45217
(513) 641-3137


SHARONVILLE REC & PARKS 
10990 Thornview Dr.
Sharonville, OH 45214-2795
(513) 563-2895


SPLIT ROCK WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PARK
4503 Belleview Rd.
Petersburg, KY 41080
http://www.splitrockpark.org


SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP REC
9150 Winton Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45231-3830
(513) 522-1410


TAYLOR MILL PRIDE PARK
5614 Taylor Mill Rd.
Taylor Mill, KY 41015
http://www.taylormillky.gov/index.asp?page=park_rec_pride


TRAMMEL FOSSIL PARK 
City of Sharonville
Tramway Drive
Sharonville, OH 45241
(513) 563-1141
http://www.sharonville.org/fossilpark.aspx


WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PARK
2238 State Route 756
Moscow, OH 45153
(513) 553-2072


WOODLAWN RECREATION
10141 Woodlawn Blvd.
Woodlawn, OH 45215-1324
(513) 771-5745


WYOMING RECREATION
800 Oak Ave.
Wyoming, OH 45215
(513) 821-5423

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