Discover YOUR MetroParks of Butler County

With nearly 5,000 acres and 15 parks and regional trails to explore, MetroParks is Butler County’s largest greenspace provider! Get outside and enjoy our award-winning trails and playgrounds or join us for family fun at the Big Backyard Nature Bash, Fun on the Farm and much more this summer.  

Rentschler Forest MetroPark Voted #1 in Butler County!

Located on the banks of the Great Miami River in Fairfield Township, Rentschler Forest MetroPark was voted the #1 park in Butler County in 2023! Rentschler Forest’s playground and trails also received Best of Butler County awards last year. Little ones can awaken their inner explorer on two miles of rustic hiking trails or take a spin on over 11 miles of the paved Great Miami River Trail. The Rentschler Forest playground makes challenging play fun with balance equipment, musical elements and climbing areas. Conveniently located picnic areas, shelters and a new canoe and kayak launch make Rentschler Forest MetroPark the perfect destination for a day of family fun! 

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Fun on the Farm
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Summer Programs for All Ages
From Creeking in the Parks to Nature Explorers, there’s a program or event to keep you and your family engaged with the outdoors all summer long. 

  • Sample some of MetroParks’ favorite outdoor activities to try in your own backyard at the Big Backyard Nature Bash at the Sebald Area of Elk Creek MetroPark on June 22.
  • Get your feet wet and learn about the plants and animals in Ohio’s creeks and streams at the FREE Creeking in the Parks series now through July 13.
  • Explore a different nature topic and a new MetroPark each week during the FREE Nature Explorers series from July 12-August 2.
  • Celebrate historic farm life and discover Butler County’s thriving farming communities of today during Fun on the Farm at the Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead on August 24. 

To find a MetroPark near you, program registration information and much more visit 

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