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!

SPRING BIRDING
Saturday, May 15 at Harbin Park, meet at the stone shelter at the top of the hill
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is required by May 14 by calling 513-867-5348.
Spring migration is well on its way so look up, down and all around for our visiting feathered friends. Hike will cover rugged and uneven ground, so dress appropriately.

SENSATIONAL SENSES
Saturday, June 19 at Harbin Park, meet at the gazebo by the first lower parking lot.
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is required by June 18 by calling 513-867-5348.
What are our five senses and how do they compare to animals’ senses? Take a hike and explore our surrounding environment utilizing our senses.


NATURE PROGRAMMING

5 R'S - REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE AND REAP THE REWARDS
Saturday, May 8 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Village Green Park

FREE and open to all ages!
Pre-registration is REQUIRED by May 7 by calling 513-867-5348.
How can we reduce, reuse, recycle our garbage and then reap the rewards? Find out through fun explorations, games, craft and live animal demonstration. Get a chance to play with the wigglers, our natural recyclers, too.


SOLAR FUN
Saturday, June 12 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Huffman Park, meet at Shelter A

FREE and open to all ages!
Registration is REQUIRED by June 11 by calling 513-867-5348.
Why is the sun, a medium-sized star so important for the Planet Earth and our way of life? Find out through fun activities, build your own "solar-oven" and enjoy a live animal demonstration, too.