Cincinnati Parks’ Explore Nature! is now a part of the newly established Division of Natural Resources. We are undergoing a re-envisioning process, to ensure we are best serving our community’s connection to nature & improve our program offerings. Please take this 5 minute survey by April 23, 2021.
All programs were created following COVID-19 safety guidelines; including limiting the number of participants, social distancing and other requirements. Check the calendar below for a full listing of programs available to attend.
Goes live on Saturday February 27th at 12:00 p.m. (Noon).
Please check back soon for more information on our scholarship program and the status of the teen Counselors in Training (CIT) program. We look forward to serving you and your family at our award winning nature day camps!
Cincinnati Parks’ Explore Nature! has a mission to educate people of all ages about our relationship with nature, and instill enthusiasm about the natural and historical resources in the Cincinnati Parks system. Then, it will only feel natural to assist in its protection and management!
We have so many programs and facilities designed to get you and your friends or family interacting with the abundant nature thriving right in our city. Teachers are encouraged to contact us or view our brochures below, regarding school programs, to enhance lesson plans. Exploring nature is as close as the nearest Cincinnati Park.
Let us help you plan the perfect scouting program for your scouts! Program areas include Nature Study, Ecology, Environment, Science, Local History, Outdoor Skills, and more. From hands-on career experiences to fulfilling requirements of merit badges, we can tailor any program to meet the needs or interests of your group.
If you would like additional information on Cincinnati Parks’ various types of School Programming and opportunities, please click on the appropriate link below:
For more information please call (513) 321-6070.
Camps are not just for summer anymore….there is a lot to be discovered at our Nature Centers and preserves in Fall, Winter and Spring! Our one day camps are led by our professional Naturalist staff who plan an active day of exploratory hikes, outdoor games, live animal encounters, make and take projects and other FUN hands-on activities centered around local nature topics. Each camp runs from 9:30am – 2:30pm and have their own unique theme that correlates to the season:
Fee: $150 for up to 10 children; $15 for each additional child.
If more time is needed for the food and gift portion of the party, the cost is $25 for each additional 30 minutes.
California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45230
January 16, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Walk where locomotives and trolleys once rolled on the scenic California Junction Trail. Learn how Cincinnati’s curviest little railroad changed life for people in Southwest Ohio. Uncover signs of the past all around you on this easy-to-moderate, mile-plus hike. Meet outside the Marian J. and Charles D. Lindberg Nature Center. For more information, please call 231-8678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org