CANCELLED - Lack of Registration

Hike, observe and sketch nature's beauty.  Beginners and advanced artists welcome.  Bring your own sketching tool.  For Adults.  Class size is limited.  Preregistration required.  Class fee is $7 with sketch pad provided or $2 without - fees are due by noon on Friday before program.

Register here, by e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling 937-335-6273, Ext. 109.


Enjoy a guided night hike followed by a hot cup of soup.  Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry.  

Register here, by e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  


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 with link below, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.


Pre-registration Closed - there might be a few spots left, please call the office.

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 with link below, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.


Pre-registration Closed - there might be a few spots left, please call the office.

Enjoy a guided night hike followed by a hot cup of soup.  Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry.  

Register here, by e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com, or calling 937-335-6273 Ext. 109.  

By Sam Wildow

PIQUA — Kids are already receiving hands-on learning in their second week back to school, as parks personnel and teachers teamed up to teach students how people impact an environment’s water supply.

The Miami County Parks District visited Piqua Central Intermediate School on Monday and Tuesday as part of their watershed program.

“It’s a program by the Miami County Parks,” PCIS teacher Joyce Bostick said. “Kids are learning about (how) what we do to the environment affects our water.”

Mike Ullery | Daily Call...Alexandria Williams, a fifth-grader at Piqua Central Intermediate School tries to catch an apple, one of many activities at Farm Day, sponsored by Hartzell, at Miami County Park District’s Lostcreek Reserve on Friday.

Workers from Piqua City Schools, Hartzell Air Movement, and the Miami County Park District teach Piqua Central Intermediate School students about bees and pollination, front, while another group take a hayride, during Farm Day at Lostcreek Reserve on Friday.

by Cecilia Fox...TIPP CITY — Returning to Miami County for the first time in more than 20 years, Barbara Huston was overwhelmed by memories.

“I’ve been on such a roller coaster,” she said.

Her late husband Scott was the county’s first park district director and she had not been back to the area since his memorial service.

Huston, standing at the waterfall overlook in Charleston Falls Preserve, said she was overwhelmed, but pleased to see how the parks have grown.


Stop by Lost Creek Reserve and enjoy the crisp autumn air as you take a walk along jack-o-lantern trail through the barnyard.  Dress up in your favorite costume and take the kids trunk or treating along the way.  Our Volunteers in Parks will be serving refreshments in the barn at the end of the walk.  If you are up for a little adventure, make sure to stop by the corn maze and try finding your way through in the dark.  Remember to bring a flashlight and be sure to dress for the weather.  

General admission free - small fee for corn maze


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