Nature Programming

Fairfield Parks & Recreation has partnered with MetroParks of Butler County to offer a variety of nature programming throughout the year, at no cost! While several of the programs are free, registration is required by calling 513-867-5348 or stopping by our offices in the Fairfield Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Dr. in Fairfield. 

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LET'S GO HIKING!

SENSATIONAL SENSES
Saturday, June 19 at Harbin Park, meet at the gazebo by the first lower parking lot.
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is required by June 18 by calling 513-867-5348.
What are our five senses and how do they compare to animals’ senses? Take a hike and explore our surrounding environment utilizing our senses.

CREEKING
Saturday, July 17 at Creekside Park, meet in the back parking lot at the Fairfield YMCA.
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is required by July 16 by calling 513-867-5348.
What plants and animals live in this creek habitat before the water finds its way to the Great Miami River? Join us to find out! You may get wet on this hike, but in a fun way. Close-toed shoes are required for this program.

INCREDIBLE INSECTS
Saturday, August 21 at Huffman Park
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is required by August 20 by calling 513-867-5348.
What has 3 body parts, 6 legs and outweighs humans on the planet earth? Insects! Learn where to look and how to identify several of these amazing animals.


NATURE PROGRAMMING

WATER FUN DAY!
Saturday, July 24 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Village Green Park

FREE and open to all ages!
Registration is REQUIRED by July 23 by calling 513-867-5348. 
It’s hot during the summer so how do animals cool down? Same way we do – with water. Through fun hands-on exploration and games, let’s learn about the water cycle and how essential it is to keep our water sources clean.

CREATURES OF THE PAST
Saturday, August 28 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Point Pleasant Park

FREE and open to all ages!
Registration is REQUIRED by August 27 by calling 513-867-5348. 
Become a paleontologist and learn about the animals that used to live during the Ordovician Period through their fossils. We will identify several fossils through fun activities while visiting the creek bed. Close-toed shoes are required during this program.