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. 

  • A completed waiver and masks are required for all in person programs. 
    • Download the Program Waiver on the MetroParks site here

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LET'S GO HIKING!

Join us for our Tracks, Scats & Signs Nature Program. TRACKS, SCATS AND SIGNS

Saturday, Jan. 16 at Harbin Park
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is required by January 15 by calling 513-867-5348. Space is limited.
Who walked on the trail before us?  Become a tracking sleuth by exploring tracks, scat and other signs to discover the secret lives of animals in Butler County. Dress appropriately for hiking in cold weather.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Saturday, Feb. 20 at Harbin Park
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is required by February 19 by calling 513-867-5348. Space is limited. 
It may be cold outside, but our animals in Butler County are very active. It is the season for love. Learn about timber doodles, whistle pigs and others during this adventure hike. Dress appropriately for hiking in cold weather.


Owl Hike with MetroParks of Butler CountyOWL HIKE

Saturday, Jan 30 at Harbin Park
Two hike times offered! 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. & 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is required by January 29 by calling 513-867-5348. Space is limited.
Whooo goes there in the night?  It is a very busy time of year for our nocturnal feathered friends. Prowl for owls using your senses and learn about predators of the night. Dress appropriately for hiking in cold weather.