Public Programs

The Park District holds a variety of nature programs and special events that are open to the public throughout the year. All programs are free otherwise specified and will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, cancellation will be posted on our Facebook and emailed to registered participants at least 2 hours before the program is scheduled. Registration is not required unless specified in the program description. For everyone’s safety and well-being, Clermont Park District will run all programs and events ​in accordance with current guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health agencies.

We are currently overhauling our program offerings. If you are interested in scheduling a program for your group, please email Robin with the details. Check back for a new list of program offerings in 2022! Check out our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to see current nature happenings or email rgreen@clermontcountyohio.gov to speak with a park naturalist.

Program Schedule

Program Details

(for the Fall – September, October, and November)

Nature Play Days
First and Third Fridays of Each Month
1 – 4 p.m.

Come by anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. for open-ended creative play in the Park. At Nature Play Days, we offer unstructured activities to help kids make friends, play, explore, and learn about the world together, like many of their parents and grandparents did as kids. It’s intended to encourage meaningful experiences in nature, which is not just fun, it’s great for health and learning!

Our nature play group meets on the first and third Fridays at Sycamore Park so keep coming back for more. It’s ideal for homeschool and preschool ages 3 – 14 but everyone is welcome. If you have any specific interests, email naturalist Robin at rgreen@clermontcountyohio.gov and we’ll try to incorporate your topic!

Group Games and Play
Second and Forth Fridays of Each Month
1 – 3 p.m.

Come by at 1 p.m. to learn a new game each week then spend the afternoon playing active and relaxed games of your child’s choice.

In the past, it was common for kids to meet up together and play for hours in their neighborhood. At group games and play, we try to recreate that feeling at the park, giving kids a place to meet friends, play and share games and just hang out with each other. We’ll bring choices of active games (like tennis, hockey, and baseball), relaxed games (board games, lawn games), and various activities (juggling and circus skills, building) that vary each week.

Great for homeschool, preschool, and any days out of school. You are welcome to bring your own game or group activity to share and play with friends.

Knee-high Naturalists Pre-K Series at Sycamore Park
Second Tuesday of Each Month
9 a.m.
Sycamore Park, Batavia

Get outside and explore nature with your 3-5 year old at a Clermont County Park! Read a book, make a craft, and have a mini adventure. This FREE series will be offered once a month at two locations through the fall!

September 14th, 9-10am: Squirrels
October 12th. 9-10am: Spiders
November 9th, 9-10am: Turkeys

Wildlife Wednesdays
Third Wednesday of Each Month
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center
Nisbet Park

Join a Clermont County Naturalist at the Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center at Nisbet Park in Loveland on the third Wednesday of each month to learn and explore nature!

September 15: Wild Edibles
October 20: Trees

Botanicals and Herbs Festival
12 – 6 p.m.
Kathryn Stagge-Marr Community Park

6662 Goshen Rd., Goshen, OH 45112

Visit us at Goshen Park District and Gracious Farm’s Botanicals and Herbs Festival to learn about wild edible plants. Then see the rest of the booths for herbs, plants, organic food, demonstrations, education, artisans, wellness modalities, vendors and homegrown music. Learn more here: https://fb.me/e/15D2nkPqv.

Knee-high Naturalists Pre-K Series at Shor Park
Forth Tuesday of Each Month
9 a.m.
Shor Park

Get outside and explore nature with your 3-5 year old at a Clermont County Park! Read a book, make a craft, and have a mini adventure. This FREE series will be offered once a month at two locations through the fall!

August 24th, 9-10am: Butterflies
September 28th, 9-10am: Squirrels
October 26th. 9-10am: Spiders
November 23rd, 9-10am: Turkeys

East Fork Canoe Adventure
Saturday September 25
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Roadside Park, 4435 OH-222, Batavia, OH 45103

Join the Clermont County Park District and the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District at Roadside Park in Batavia for an hour long canoe trip down the East Fork Little Miami River. We’ll l search for beaver, wood ducks, turtles, and other aquatic wildlife then make a brief stop at Sycamore Park. Children over 10 are welcome! Participants need to be able to get in and out of canoes and walk through shallow waters. You will get wet! Registration is required to rgreen@clermontcountyohio.gov.

Nature Play Day at Pattison Park
Saturday September 25
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pattison Park Lakeside

Come by anytime between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. for open-ended creative play in the Park. We’ll have opportunities for you to explore and play on your own or with other participants, park staff, and volunteers. Ideal for ages 3 – 12 but all ages are welcome! Nature Play Days are designed to allow kids to have meaningful learning experiences in nature which is not just fun, it’s great for health, learning, and development!

Owl Prowl
Saturday September 25
9:00 p.m.
Kelley Nature Preserve

Who’s “Hoo” in the forest at night? Be a night owl with your local naturalist and explore the forest to see and hear owls in their natural habitat. Discover how owls are perfectly adapted for a nocturnal lifestyle, learn some owl calls, then hike a moderate, 1 mile loop through the preserve. Be prepared to hike at night, and wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear for the hike. Flashlights and headlamps are acceptable, but we prefer if possible to use red lights for nighttime instead of standard led lights.

Creek STOMP!
Sunday September 26
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sycamore Park

Stop by anytime between 12 and 3 p.m. Discover the creek and all the critters who live in and around the water at Sycamore Park. Naturalist Stef will bring all the nets, buckets, and magnifying glasses that you need for your water exploration! Who will catch the biggest crayfish? Wear water-appropriate clothing and shoes.