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!

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.

SCAVENGER HUNT
Saturday, March 20 at Huffman Park
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is required by March 19 by calling 513-867-5348. Space is limited. 
Use all your senses to explore the natural world around us find objects along the trail. Challenge yourself to look up and down and all around to find the items on our scavenger hunt list and more. Dress appropriately for hiking in cold and muddy conditions.

WILD ABOUT SPRING WILDFLOWERS
Saturday, April 16 at Harbin Park
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is required by April 15 by calling 513-867-5348. Space is limited. 
Spring has sprung and you can smell it in the air. Join us on a fun hike to explore the ephemerals in the woods before the tree leaves start to grow. Help us identify flora and fauna such as the Dutchman’s Breeches and Wake Robins.


ANIMAL GAMES OBSTACLE COURSE
Saturday, April 10 at Huffman Park
2 - 3:30 pm

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is required by April 9 by calling 513-867-5348. Space is limited.
Come play and have fun in the park like an animal in our animal games obstacle course. Learn how animals get around and figure out how your moves compare to others. Can you flap as fast as a hummingbird or hop as far as a toad? Join in some fun competition to see who has as much balance as a squirrel.