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. 

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creatures of the pastCreatures of the Past
Saturday, July 9 from 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Point Pleasant Park, meet at shelter on site

FREE and open to all ages! Pre-registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348.
Did you know that hundreds of millions of years ago, Ohio was at the bottom of an ancient ocean? The aquatic life that lived here has been preserved over time in the form of fossils! Join in on this program to do fun crafts and activities to learn about these fossils. We’ll also get the chance to explore the creek in search of fossils in the wild! Please wear close-toed shoes when exploring the creek.


summer flora

Let's Go Hiking: Summer Flora
Saturday, July 16 from 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Harbin Park, meet at the Overlook Shelter

FREE and open to all ages! Pre-registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348.
Summertime is full of life! Let’s go hiking to visit the habitats of Harbin Park. There are so many plants that are leafed out and in bloom, so let’s explore the trails to check them out! Insects and animals use these plants to survive. Let’s see what we can find!


amazing animalsAmazing Animals
Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10:30 – Noon
Village Green Park, meet at the amphitheater

FREE and open to all ages! Registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348. 
Ohio has some really amazing animals.  Mammals, reptiles, birds—oh my!  Plan to spend this program learning about some of the native species that call Ohio home and how they survive.  We’ll even visit with some live animals!


incredible insects

Let's Go Hiking: Incredible Insects
Saturday, Aug. 20
Huffman Park - meet at Shelter A
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! Pre-registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348.
There are so many cool insects to find in the parks! Let’s go on a hike to see what insects live here, identify them, and learn about them! Last year we caught and released monarch and swallowtail butterflies, dragonflies, and even a praying mantis! Let’s see what we can find this summer. Insect nets will be provided.