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

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.