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!

Migrate, Hibernate or Tolerate
Saturday, Dec. 18 at Harbin Park, meet at the Overlook Shelter
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348.
Different animals have many unique survival tactics in order to survive Ohio’s winters. Some leave for warmer weather, some sleep through it, and others grin and “bear” it. Let’s go on a hike to learn about these animals. How would you prefer to spend the winter?


Scats, Tracks & Signs
Saturday, Jan. 15 at Harbin Park, meet at the Overlook Shelter
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348.
Even in the dead of winter, animals can still be found all around us! Let’s go hiking to find signs of who is living in the park in the snowy and cold wintertime, using their incredible survival skills. Deer, raccoons, squirrels, oh my! Please dress for the weather.


Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb. 19 at Huffman Park, meet at Shelter A.
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348.
Let’s go on a hunt…a scavenger hunt! Let’s explore all that Huffman Park has to offer and learn along the way. Please dress for the weather.


NATURE PROGRAMMING

Own Hike
Saturday, Feb. 12 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Harbin Park, meet at the Overlook Shelter

FREE and open to all ages!
Pre-registration is REQUIRED by calling 513-867-5348.
Barred owls often ask, “Who cooks for you?” as they’re calling at night. Let’s learn about our local, native owls and see if we can observe or hear some in the wild! Please dress for the weather.