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

Autumn Birding HikeSaturday, Sept. 21Harbin Park - Meet at the Overlook shelter

Bird Nerds, it’s that time again. It’s fall migration season for many Ohio native and northern birds. Join in on the fun as we look up at the skies and in the trees in search of our feathered friends making their long journey south.

Fall WildflowersSaturday, Oct. 19Gilbert Farms Park

The time for wild blooms is almost up. Get wild about wildflowers one last time before the winter cold settles in. Autumn wildflowers, such as asters, are vital to pollinators as one of the last remaining sources of nectar as they prepare for winter. Join us as we set out on a hike to identify these colorful fall blooms.


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, Aug. 23 at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.


Amazing Animals

Saturday, Sept. 7 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Village Green Park
ALL AGES | INSTRUCTOR: MetroParks of Butler County
FREE for all ages
Animals are un-frog-gettable and toad-ally awesome. Let’s shell-abrate the amazing reptiles and amphibians that we have in Ohio. Join us for animal demonstrations and the chance to see these animals up close and personal.


Nature Craft

Sunday, Oct. 6 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
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. 
Due to supplies, space for this program is limited to the first 20 registrants.
Interested in nature? Crafts? This program is perfect for you! We will be creating arts and crafts utilizing the things we find in nature. Feel free to show creative moxie and have fun.