Nature Programming

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
On the third Saturday of each month join us and MetroParks of Butler County in one of our beautiful parks for a hike.

TopicDateLocation
Spring WildflowersSaturday, Apr 20Huffman Park
Spring BirdingSaturday, May 18Harbin Park
Creeking*Saturday, June 15Creekside Park

*Closed-toe shoes are required for this program


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: 
Friday, May 24 at 9 PM
Friday, June 28 at 9 PM 


Spring Babies

ALL AGES | INSTRUCTOR: MetroParks of Butler County
FREE for all ages
It’s spring time! That means the beginning of new life for animals of all kinds! Join MetroParks of Butler County and Fairfield Parks & Recreation to learn about the nesting habits of many native animals and join in on some fun crafts!

Meet at the gazebo. Registration is requested by calling 513.867.5348. Walk-ups are welcome!

DateLocationTime
Saturday, Apr 6Gilbert Farms Park2 - 3:30 PM


Summer Night Hike

Pre-registration is required by 5/31/2019 for this event by calling 513-867-5348
ALL AGES | INSTRUCTOR: MetroParks of Butler County
FREE for all ages

Can you see in the dark? Probably better than you think! Explore Harbin Park with us at night time as we do fun activities and discover nocturnal critters. Please bring a flashlight with a narrow beam (rather than a wide beam) as this will help when we look for these nocturnal critters. 

DateLocationTime
Saturday, Jun 1Harbin Park - meet at the Overlook9 - 10:30 PM