Nature Programming

COVID-19 UPDATE

All Parks and Recreation programs and events are cancelled or postponed through April 5. The Fairfield Community Arts Center is also closed to the public and will remain closed through April 5. We plan to resume operations Monday, April 6, pending future directives from City or Government officials.

We will have staff available throughout the closing to answer any questions via phone. Call us Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 513-867-5348. 

Registrations are still being accepted for programs that are currently scheduled outside of the cancellation order but our offices are closed to the public. You can register by calling us Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 513-867-5348.

Fairfield Parks & Recreation offers a variety of nature programming throughout the year. While several of the programs are free, please let us know your coming by calling 513-767-5348 or stopping by our offices in the Fairfield Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Dr. in Fairfield. 

Let’s Go Hiking

ALL AGES | INSTRUCTOR: MetroParks of Butler County
3rd Saturday of the Month | 10:30 am — Noon | *FREE

CANCELLED: Saturday, March 21Scavenger HuntHuffman Park: Meet at Shelter A

Let’s go on a hunt--a scavenger hunt! Use clues to find your away around Huffman Park and explore what the park has to offer. Join in to discover a fun time! Please dress warmly.

Saturday, April 18Wild about Spring WildflowersHarbin Park: Meet at Overlook Shelter

Spring has sprung and flowers are sprouting! Get a little spring in your step and go on a hike with us to identify the spring wildflowers blooming in Harbin Park. Often one of the first signs of spring, these beautiful wildflowers are very important in their habitats. How many can you identify?


Star Gazing at Huffman Park

ALL AGES | INSTRUCTOR: Cincinnati Astronomical Society
These events are free, but please register with the Fairfield Parks Department at 513-867-5348.
The Cincinnati Astronomical Society is back for another season. They’ll bring the telescopes and open them up for all to see and get an up-close look at the moon, planets and stars that fill the night sky. Do you have a telescope you’ve been struggling to set up on your own? Bring it to the park a little early and ask our members to help you out! Don’t forget to dress for the weather and wear some bug repellent.

Schedule: 
CANCELLED: Friday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 24 at 8:30 p.m.


CANCELLED: Animal Games

Saturday, April 11
3 - 4:30 p.m. at Huffman Park
ALL AGES | INSTRUCTOR: MetroParks of Butler County
This program is free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY OCTOBER 4. Call 513-867-5348 to register. 
Fly, leap, crawl! Come play and have fun in the park like an animal in our Animal Games nature program. Learn how animals get around and figure out how your moves compare! Can you flap as fast as a hummingbird or hop like a toad? Join in on the fun to find out!