Scheduled Programs
  • Naturalist Adventure Series "Tracks in the Snow"Register Here
  • 1/22/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • The Naturalist Adventure program is a series of fun, family activities where participants can drop in anytime during the program and learn about nature.  This month, learn about how to track animals and what to look for in the snow.  The animals and track trail will be in place to help participants practice tracking. A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions.  Stay warm – remember to layer up before you head out.  Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

  • Nature Play DateRegister Here
  • 1/28/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee.  Register for the program using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.  

  • Syrup Sundays
  • 2/5/2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Maple Ridge Reserve
  • See how maple sap is turned into syrup on select Sundays (when maple syrup conditions are good) during sugaring season (February - March).  Watch our website or Facebook for times and schedules when you can stop at the park to observe, learn, and maybe even help!
  • Trailing Moms & TotsRegister Here
  • 2/6/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • If you are an expectant mother, mother or caretaker of a tot ages 0 to five years, come to this program made especially for you!  Both Adults & Tots can socialize, play and exercise as they walk along the trails at Charleston Falls Preserve.  It’s never too early to get your child outside and connecting with nature.  Be sure to dress for the weather.  Healthy Children…Inspired by Nature!  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Adult Exploration HikeRegister Here
  • 2/7/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees across the county, one park at a time.  These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together.  Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. Due to weather, trails may be wet. Wear appropriate shoes.  Register for the program using the link above,e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Souper WalkRegister Here
  • 2/10/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Enjoy a guided, nighttime hike through the woods followed by a warm crackling fire and hot cup of homemade soup.  Hikers are encouraged to bring a can of soup for donation to a local food pantry. Stay warm – remember to layer up before you head out.  Pre-registration requested.  Register for the program using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext.109.
  • Syrup Sundays
  • 2/12/2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Maple Ridge Reserve
  • See how maple sap is turned into syrup on select Sundays (when maple syrup conditions are good) during sugaring season (February - March).  Watch our website or Facebook for times and schedules when you can stop at the park to observe, learn, and maybe even help!
  • Bird Walk & Great Backyard Bird CountRegister Here
  • 2/17/2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • At Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline, 7790 N. Rangeline Road Entrance in Covington

    Help identify and count birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).  Amateur and experienced birders welcome.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  

  • Bird Walk & Great Backyard Bird CountRegister Here
  • 2/18/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Help identify and count birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).  Amateur and experienced birders welcome.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Syrup Sundays
  • 2/19/2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Maple Ridge Reserve
  • See how maple sap is turned into syrup on select Sundays (when maple syrup conditions are good) during sugaring season (February - March).  Watch our website or Facebook for times and schedules when you can stop at the park to observe, learn, and maybe even help!
  • Dog Social "Valentine Dog Lovers"Register Here
  • 2/19/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park to take part in the monthly dog social.  Spend a fun filled afternoon in the snow at "Valentine Dog Lovers".  Stay warm –remember to layer up before you head out. Owners are responsible for their dogs. Please clean-up after your pet. Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937)335-6273, Ext. 109. 
  • Nature Play DateRegister Here
  • 2/25/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee.  Register for the program using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.  
  • Syrup Sundays
  • 2/26/2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • See how maple sap is turned into syrup on select Sundays (when maple syrup conditions are good) during sugaring season (February - March).  Watch our website or Facebook for times and schedules when you can stop at the park to observe, learn, and maybe even help!
  • Naturalist Adventure Series "Winter Tree Identification"Register Here
  • 2/26/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • The Naturalist Adventure program is a series of fun, family activities where participants can drop in anytime during the program and learn about nature.  This month, learn about tree identification in the winter months.  A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions.  Stay warm – remember to layer up before you head out.  Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Syrup Sundays
  • 3/5/2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Maple Ridge Reserve
  • See how maple sap is turned into syrup on select Sundays (when maple syrup conditions are good) during sugaring season (February - March).  Watch our website or Facebook for times and schedules when you can stop at the park to observe, learn, and maybe even help!
  • Adult Exploration HikeRegister Here
  • 3/7/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees across the county, one park at a time.  These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together.  Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. Due to weather, trails may be wet. Wear appropriate shoes.  Register for the program using the link above,e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Souper WalkRegister Here
  • 3/10/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Enjoy a guided, nighttime hike through the woods followed by a warm crackling fire and hot cup of homemade soup.  Hikers are encouraged to bring a can of soup for donation to a local food pantry. Stay warm – remember to layer up before you head out.  Pre-registration requested.  Register for the program using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext.109.
  • Leave No Trace (LNT) Training
  • 3/11/2017 10:00 AM - 3/12/2017 12:00 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Two-day course to learn and teach the seven principles of back country LNT.  Participants will then be qualified to teach LNT upon successful completion.  Overnight trip - 10am Saturday 3/11/17 to 12pm Sunday 3/12/17.  Register at OutdoorAdventureConnection.com.  
  • Syrup Sundays
  • 3/12/2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Maple Ridge Reserve
  • See how maple sap is turned into syrup on select Sundays (when maple syrup conditions are good) during sugaring season (February - March).  Watch our website or Facebook for times and schedules when you can stop at the park to observe, learn, and maybe even help!
  • Trailing Moms & TotsRegister Here
  • 3/13/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • If you are an expectant mother, mother or caretaker of a tot ages 0 to five years, come to this program made especially for you!  Both Adults & Tots can socialize, play and exercise as they walk along the trails at Charleston Falls Preserve.  It’s never too early to get your child outside and connecting with nature.  Be sure to dress for the weather.  Healthy Children…Inspired by Nature!  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Bird Walk "Woodcock Walk"Register Here
  • 3/17/2017 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Enjoy an evening hike through the prairie and look for the Woodcocks.  Amateur and experienced birders welcome.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Syrup Sundays
  • 3/19/2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Maple Ridge Reserve
  • See how maple sap is turned into syrup on select Sundays (when maple syrup conditions are good) during sugaring season (February - March).  Watch our website or Facebook for times and schedules when you can stop at the park to observe, learn, and maybe even help!
  • Dog Social "Just Walking the Dog"Register Here
  • 3/19/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park to take part in the monthly dog social.  Spend a fun filled afternoon "Just Walking the Dog."  Stay warm –remember to layer up before you head out. Owners are responsible for their dogs. Please clean-up after your pet. Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937)335-6273, Ext. 109. 
  • Health TrekkersRegister Here
  • 3/23/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Take a hike for health and join park district health and wellness specialist, registered nurse Marion for this weekly low impact walk held each Thursday morning.  Relevant topics such as heart health, diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress relief and many others will be discussed during this six week walking series. Remember to wear weather appropriate gear and walking shoes for comfort.  Registration not required but highly recommended.  Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Frog WalkRegister Here
  • 3/24/2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Enjoy a guided night hike and discover the amazing world of frogs.  Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather - both clothes & shoes.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Girl Scouts "Intro to Archery"Register Here
  • 3/25/2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • This program is a great introduction for Girl Scouts to the basics of archery, focusing on shooting safety and technique.  Open to Junior Troops and older.  Register as a troop, fee $10/participant due at time of registration.  Include with registration # of girls attending, # of adults and troop #.  Max 12 shooters / Min 6 per session.   Program will be held in the barn at Stillwater Prairie.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Girl Scouts "Intro to Archery"Register Here
  • 3/25/2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • This program is a great introduction for Girl Scouts to the basics of archery, focusing on shooting safety and technique.  Open to Junior Troops and older.  Register as a troop, fee $10/participant due at time of registration.  Include with registration # of girls attending, # of adults and troop #.  Max 12 shooters / Min 6 per session.   Program will be held in the barn at Stillwater Prairie.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Girl Scouts "Daisy-Rose Petal"Register Here
  • 3/25/2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Work towards earning your merit badges at this program designed specifically for Daisy - Rose Petal.  Dress for the weather - activities will be outside.  Class fee $3/participant due at time of registration.  Register as a troop - include # of girls, # of chaperones & Troop # in registration comments.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Girl Scouts "Intro to Archery"Register Here
  • 3/25/2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • This program is a great introduction for Girl Scouts to the basics of archery, focusing on shooting safety and technique.  Open to Junior Troops and older.  Register as a troop, fee $10/participant due at time of registration.  Include with registration # of girls attending, # of adults and troop #.  Max 12 shooters / Min 6 per session.   Program will be held in the barn at Stillwater Prairie.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Nature Play DateRegister Here
  • 3/25/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee.  Register for the program using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.  
  • Girl Scouts "Intro to Archery"Register Here
  • 3/25/2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • This program is a great introduction for Girl Scouts to the basics of archery, focusing on shooting safety and technique.  Open to Junior Troops and older.  Register as a troop, fee $10/participant due at time of registration.  Include with registration # of girls attending, # of adults and troop #.  Max 12 shooters / Min 6 per session.   Program will be held in the barn at Stillwater Prairie.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Syrup Sundays
  • 3/26/2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Maple Ridge Reserve
  • See how maple sap is turned into syrup on select Sundays (when maple syrup conditions are good) during sugaring season (February - March).  Watch our website or Facebook for times and schedules when you can stop at the park to observe, learn, and maybe even help!
  • Naturalist Adventure Series "Rock Hounds"Register Here
  • 3/26/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • The Naturalist Adventure program is a series of fun, family activities where participants can drop in anytime during the program and learn about nature.  This month become a Rock Hound!  A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions.  Stay warm – remember to layer up before you head out.  Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Health TrekkersRegister Here
  • 3/30/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Hobart Urban Nature Preserve
  • Take a hike for health and join park district health and wellness specialist, registered nurse Marion for this weekly low impact walk held each Thursday morning.  Relevant topics such as heart health, diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress relief and many others will be discussed during this six week walking series. Remember to wear weather appropriate gear and walking shoes for comfort.  Registration not required but highly recommended.  Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • VIP Kreature Kite FlyRegister Here
  • 4/1/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Trailing Moms & TotsRegister Here
  • 4/3/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • If you are an expectant mother, mother or caretaker of a tot ages 0 to five years, come to this program made especially for you! Both Adults & Tots can socialize, play and exercise as they walk along the trails at Charleston Falls Preserve. It’s never too early to get your child outside and connecting with nature. Be sure to dress for the weather. Healthy Children…Inspired by Nature! Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Butterfly HikeRegister Here
  • 4/3/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Learn about butterfly species and our different flowering plants.  Help collect data for the Ohio Lepidopterist's Butterfly Monitoring Program.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Adult Exploration HikeRegister Here
  • 4/4/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Hobart Urban Nature Preserve
  • Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees across the county, one park at a time.  These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together.  Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. Due to weather, trails may be wet. Wear appropriate shoes.  Register for the program using the link above,e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Health TrekkersRegister Here
  • 4/6/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Take a hike for health and join park district health and wellness specialist, registered nurse Marion for this weekly low impact walk held each Thursday morning.  Relevant topics such as heart health, diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress relief and many others will be discussed during this six week walking series. Remember to wear weather appropriate gear and walking shoes for comfort.  Registration not required but highly recommended.  Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Beginning Backpacking Overnight
  • 4/8/2017 9:00 AM - 4/9/2017 12:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • For details and to register visit OutdoorAdventureConnection.com.  Class limit 12 / minimum 6.  $95 fee.  
  • Dog Social "Spring Fling"Register Here
  • 4/9/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park to take part in the monthly dog social.  Spend a fun filled afternoon at the "Spring Fling".  Owners are responsible for their dogs. Please clean-up after your pet. Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937)335-6273, Ext. 109. 
  • Girl Scouts "Brownie - Hiker Badge"Register Here
  • 4/15/2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Work towards earning your merit badges at this program designed specifically for Brownie - Hiker Badge.  Dress for the weather - activities will be outside.  Class fee $3/participant due at time of registration.  Register as a troop - include # of girls, # of chaperones & Troop # in registration comments.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Girl Scouts "Brownie - First Aid Badge"Register Here
  • 4/15/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Work towards earning your merit badges at this program designed specifically for Brownie - First Aid Badge. Dress for the weather - activities will be outside.  Class fee $3/participant due at time of registration.  Register as a troop - include # of girls, # of chaperones & Troop # in registration comments.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Health TrekkersRegister Here
  • 4/20/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Take a hike for health and join park district health and wellness specialist, registered nurse Marion for this weekly low impact walk held each Thursday morning.  Relevant topics such as heart health, diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress relief and many others will be discussed during this six week walking series. Remember to wear weather appropriate gear and walking shoes for comfort.  Registration not required but highly recommended.  Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Frog WalkRegister Here
  • 4/21/2017 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary
  • Enjoy a guided night hike and discover the amazing world of frogs.  Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather - both clothes & shoes.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Girl Scouts "Junior - Animal Habitats"Register Here
  • 4/22/2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Work towards earning your merit badges at this program designed specifically for Junior - Animal Habitats.  Dress for the weather - activities will be outside.  Class fee $3/participant due at time of registration.  Register as a troop - include # of girls, # of chaperones & Troop # in registration comments.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Girl Scouts "Junior - Flower Badge"Register Here
  • 4/22/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Work towards earning your merit badges at this program designed specifically for Junior - Flower Badge.  Dress for the weather - activities will be outside.  Class fee $3/participant due at time of registration.  Register as a troop - include # of girls, # of chaperones & Troop # in registration comments.  Register using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  
  • Earth Day CampfireRegister Here
  • 4/22/2017 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Trail Run Challenge
  • 4/23/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Hobart Urban Nature Preserve
  • This is the 1st date of our 2017 Trial Run Challenge series - we hope you'll join us.  Check out full details on our Trail Run Challenge page.   
  • Storybook Trail "The Other Way to Listen"
  • 4/23/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • Visit our Storybook Trail "The Other Way to Listen" as part of the Naturalist Adventure Series "The Rites of Spring".  
  • Naturalist Adventure Series "The Rites of Spring"Register Here
  • 4/23/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Charleston Falls Preserve
  • The Naturalist Adventure program is a series of fun, family activities where participants can drop in anytime during the program and learn about nature.  Join us to celebrate and explore "The Rites of Spring" and enjoy the Storybook Trail "The Other Way to Listen".  A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions.  Stay warm – remember to layer up before you head out.  Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Health TrekkersRegister Here
  • 4/27/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center
  • Take a hike for health and join park district health and wellness specialist, registered nurse Marion for this weekly low impact walk held each Thursday morning.  Relevant topics such as heart health, diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress relief and many others will be discussed during this six week walking series. Remember to wear weather appropriate gear and walking shoes for comfort.  Registration not required but highly recommended.  Register for the program using the link above, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
  • Nature Play DateRegister Here
  • 4/29/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
  • Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee.  Register for the program using the link above, sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.  
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