Great Parks 2024 Free Entry Days

Great Parks is celebrating the great outdoors with Free Entry Days!

Guests can experience more than 17,700 acres of natural habitat, nearly 80 miles of trails, lakes and river access, playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses and much more without the need for a Great Parks Motor Vehicle Permit.

2024 Community Days are:

  • Saturday, Feb. 17 – Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • Monday, April 22 – Earth Day
  • Saturday, May 18 – Kids to Parks Day
  • Saturday, June 1 – National Trails Day
  • Wednesday, July 17 – GPHC Birthday
  • Wednesday, June 19 – Juneteenth
  • Saturday, Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
  • Monday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day
  • Friday, Nov. 29 – Opt Outside Day

Along with these special days, Great Parks offers free entry options for military and EBT cardholders. Learn more at To purchase a Motor Vehicle Permit, visit 

A valid Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks on non-free days. Cost for residents of Hamilton County: $10 annual/$5 daily; other visitors: $16 annual/$8 daily. Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Fernbank Park are cooperative ventures with the City of Cincinnati; a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required. A Motor Vehicle Permit is not required at Great Parks Nature Center at The Summit.

Great Parks mission is to preserve and protect natural resources and to provide outdoor recreation and education in order to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. For additional information, visit or call 513-521-7275. Great Parks Forever, the philanthropic partner of Great Parks of Hamilton County, translates an early conservation promise into everyday experiences and lasting legacies. For additional information, please visit

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