The public has asked and we have listened. Join our team, along with volunteers and members of the public, as we join forces to clean up the Russ Nature Reserve. On Memorial Day, the RNR was in the direct path of a tornado that did massive damage to the area, including the park. With extensive tree damage throughout, we need help cleaning up! You will get a first-hand look at the damage, including the Russ house as we begin the recovery efforts. Cleanup begins at 8 am, we will provide lunch (including drinks) for everyone at 11:30 am. If you would like to stay and continue working after lunch, you are more than welcome to. Please bring along gloves, hand tools, goggles and any other equipment to help, limited supplies and tools will be available.

Please bring along a blanket or chairs for lunch.

Please share the event, we would love to have you working with us! #weloveruss!

The fun starts when the sun goes down!

Join Greene County Parks & Trails for a FREE family movie in the park under the stars.

The park opens at 8:00 pm with the movie starting around 9:00 pm.

Bring along a blanket or some chairs and enjoy A Dog’s Way Home (PG, 97 minutes). As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be rescheduled.

A food vendor will be onsite (fee). For more information call (937) 562-6440.

 

Offering healthy, fresh food to park patrons and supporting local farmers, GCP&T will offer a Farmers’ Market from 3 to 7 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of each month, at Hobson Freedom Park, 2910 Trebein Rd., Beavercreek.

Stop by and pick up locally grown, delicious food for your dinner.

Vendors are still being accepted and can download the vendor application here to request booth space.

 

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a moonlight ride along the region’s bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Riders who participate in one-half of the rides will receive a commemorative t-shirt; those riding in ALL rides will receive a t-shirt and more! Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm. Free and open to all; all rides being at 7pm.

We’re busting out the summer fun for a Party in the Park at Hobson! Join your parks team on Tuesday, July 16, from 3-7 p.m. to celebrate our new, friendlier branding and the upcoming launch of our whole new website. We want to celebrate with YOU! Bring the kids, their friends, their parents… you get the picture – bring everyone! We’ll fill the park with bounce houses, food trucks, old fashioned games, informational/product vendors, a farmers’ market, music, fun, laughter, and more. Come for an hour or stay the entire time – there is something for everyone to do right in your backyard! For more information, contact us at 937-562-6440.

 

Greene County Parks & Trails is excited to announce that we are starting a brand new series of preschool programs for kids ages 2-5! Held the third Thursday of each month, children will be introduced to nature, organized play and FUN!

July’s program will be centered around Bubble Fun! Children will be blowing bubbles, playing with large bubble wands and jumping in a huge pile of bubbles made by a bubble machine. They will learn to play and interact with other children as well.

A parent/guardian is required to stay for the program, please make sure the children are dressed accordingly for the topic.

Programs will be cancelled for inclement weather.

This is a FREE program!

Whether you are a classic car owner or a classic car enthusiast, this event is for YOU! Join the Greene County Parks & Trails ranger division for a summer cruise-in, right in your backyard. Bring out the classic cars, trucks and bikes, and all the family, for an evening fun as we fill the Fairgrounds Recreation Center with oldies music, laughter, food, friendship and more. It is FREE to register, each entry will be eligible for great door prizes. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. The cruise-in will run from 5-8 p.m.

Fairgrounds Recreation Center
210 Fairground Road
Xenia, Ohio 45385

For more information, please call 937-562-6440 and ask to speak with Richard or Darrell.

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a moonlight ride along the region’s bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Riders who participate in one-half of the rides will receive a commemorative t-shirt; those riding in ALL rides will receive a t-shirt and more! Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm. Free and open to all; all rides being at 7pm.

Explore the world, mine for resources, and go on quests. Sounds like playing a video game right? Not this week! This week you will build fortresses out of blocks, craft potions, shoot mobs with bows and arrows, craft your own armor, and go on a quest through the forest. Then, you will combine all your skills to see if you can make it in Survival Mode.

Ages: 7 – 12

Monday July 22-Friday July 26, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Fee $100.00, pre-registration required before July 22

Enjoy the region’s bike trails with an early morning ride led by a GCP&T Trail Sentinel. Beginning at Xenia Station, this 32-mile ride will take you towards Jamestown and back to Xenia Station when finished. This ride is for the intermediate skill level and could include a short, off-trail portion. Riders must be 18 and over and wear a helmet to participate. Ride will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.

One of the best parts of summer is playing in the water. Join in the fun by finding fish in the river, searching for salamanders in the creek, and building a vegetable boat. Plus, you’ll experiment with the amazing chemistry of water. All supplies for the veggie boats included. Each camper will receive their own water bottle. For more information call (937) 562-6440.

Ages: 7 – 15

Monday July 29-Friday August 2, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Fee $100.00, pre-registration required before July 22

5-day camp, Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9.

Bigger and better than ever! Explore our largest park to find the perfect place to build a fort. Go on a quest to see if you can outsmart some of Ohio’s cleverest critters. Play in the mud! Wade through Caesar Creek and catch a crawdad. Learn to play disc golf. Play a HUGE game of capture the flag. The fun never stops in nature’s playground. Each camper will receive a GCP&T disc golf disc.

Ages: 7 – 15

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a moonlight ride along the region’s bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Riders who participate in one-half of the rides will receive a commemorative t-shirt; those riding in ALL rides will receive a t-shirt and more! Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm. Free and open to all; all rides being at 7pm.

The Perseids Meteor Shower is summer’s sky show. Hundreds of meteors can be seen if the sky is clear. So bring along a lawn chair or blanket and join the naturalist for nature’s finest light show.

In partnership with the City of Beavercreek Parks & Recreation, get out and enjoy our local parks, meet new people, all while getting some exercise. Get your heart rate up and get moving on these weekly walks that are guided and self paced. Registration is required through the City of Beavercreek Parks & Registration. To register, or inquire about the full schedule, please call 937-427-5514. For more information call (937) 562-6440.

 

Thursday, August 15, 9:30-10:30 AM (weather dependent)
Russ Nature Reserve

2380 Kemp Rd.
Beavercreek, OH 45431

In our second edition of our new preschool series, Wiggle Worms, we are going to get wet! Wiggle Worms: Water Play will allow your 2-5 year old to experience water in many different situations. With the main “event” still being finalized, preschoolers will be wading in pools, playing in sprinklers and more. This program is designed to teach children through fun and organized play.

As soon as details are finalized, the page will be updated.

This is a free program, no registration required. Come for a few, stay the whole time.

Kids must be 2-5 in age. Clothes that can get wet and dirty are encouraged. Our littlest water players must have swim diapers. Water shoes/shoes are required, please bring a towel.

The Wiggle Worms program will run on the 3rd Thursday of each month, weather permitting.

Please share and we hope to see you there!

Fairgrounds Recreation Center
210 Fairground Road
Xenia, Ohio

10 am – noon

Enjoy the region’s bike trails with an early morning ride led by a GCP&T Trail Sentinel. Beginning at Xenia Station, this 28-mile ride will take you towards Cedarville and back to Xenia Station when finished. This ride is for the intermediate skill level and could include a short, off-trail portion. Riders must be 18 and over and wear a helmet to participate. Ride will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.

The fun starts when the sun goes down! Join Greene County Parks & Trails for a FREE family movie in the park under the stars. The park opens at 7:30 pm with the movie starting around 8:15 pm.

Bring along a blanket or some chairs and enjoy DUMBO (PG, 112 minutes).

Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction — bringing in huge audiences and revitalizing the run-down circus. The elephant’s magical ability also draws the attention of V.A. Vandevere, an entrepreneur who wants to showcase Dumbo in his latest, larger-than-life entertainment venture.

Movie will be viewed behind the pool building.

A food vendor will be onsite (fee).

For more information call (937) 562-6440.

We are throwing a summer party and you are an invited guest!

The August Party in the Park will be at the Fairgrounds Recreation Center, 210 Fairground Road on August 20th!

With a lot to celebrate, we want you to celebrate with us. Starting at 4 pm, the park will be filled with 5 inflatable water slides, that’s right WATER SLIDES!

There will be food, informational vendors, music and more with a series of ribbon cuttings at 6 pm. With the recent completion of a new, national demonstration playground, the upgrades on the shelter and two new sets of basketball goals, we want you to see that we are committed to making YOUR backyard the best possible because it all belongs to you! This is a free event, there may be costs associated with vendors.

Special thanks to the GCP&T Levy Committee for sponsoring the food and drinks! They’ll be grilling up free hamburgers and hot dogs starting at 4pm.

Swimsuits are recommended, water shoes or tennis shoes are required. Our young sliders that are not potty trained must have a swim diaper while playing. Towels need to be provided by each attendee and parents are required to monitor their children’s activity. All kids must have an adult present to play.

Need more information, feel free to call 937-562-6440!

 

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a moonlight ride along the region’s bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Riders who participate in one-half of the rides will receive a commemorative t-shirt; those riding in ALL rides will receive a t-shirt and more! Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm. Free and open to all; all rides being at 7pm.

In partnership with the City of Beavercreek Parks & Recreation, get out and enjoy our local parks, meet new people, all while getting some exercise. Get your heart rate up and get moving on these weekly walks that are guided and self paced. Registration is required through the City of Beavercreek Parks & Registration. To register, or inquire about the full schedule, please call 937-427-5514.

Enjoy the region’s bike trails with an early morning ride led by a GCP&T Trail Sentinel. Beginning at Beavercreek Station, this 28 mile ride will take you towards Jamestown and back to Beavercreek Station when finished. This ride is for the beginner skill level and may include a short, off-trail portion. Riders must be 18 and over and wear a helmet to participate. Ride will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.

For more information call (937) 562-6440.

Join Greene County Parks & Trails and the Greene County Beekeepers for the 2019 Honey Harvest as they extract and bottle honey and honey comb from this year’s hives.

Help spin the honey off the comb as it is bottled for sale. Check out interactive displays or chat with a local beekeeper to learn more about the amazing honey bee.

Honey will be available for purchase. Kid friendly. For more information call (937) 562-6440.

No registration required.

Come and play the Ohio way! Life in Greene County has changed a lot over the last 8,000 years and this is your chance to experience it all.

Hunt like an archaic tribe by hurling atlatls. If seated games are more your speed-you can play a dice game like the Adena or try to conquer the Ohio wilderness as a Hopewell trader by playing the original boardgame “Earthwork”.

Kids of all ages will enjoy playing pioneer yard games and making fresh apple cider near the cabin.

Modern folks can enjoy a challenge filled geocache trail.

Door prize tickets are awarded for each game played and drawings will occur throughout the day.

History hikes will occur at 10am and 1 pm.

 Volunteers are needed for this program. Sign-in here to volunteer or register to become one of our volunteer team!

For more information call (937) 562-6440.

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a moonlight ride along the region’s bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Riders who participate in one-half of the rides will receive a commemorative t-shirt; those riding in ALL rides will receive a t-shirt and more! Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm. Free and open to all; all rides being at 7pm.

Enjoy the region’s bike trails with an early morning ride led by a GCP&T Trail Sentinel. Beginning at Beavercreek Station, this 36 mile ride will take you towards Yellow Springs and back to Beavercreek Station when finished. This ride is for the beginner skill level and may include a short, off-trail portion. Riders must be 18 and over and wear a helmet to participate. Ride will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.

For more information call (937) 562-6440.

Are you a volunteer or interested in volunteering? Come learn the amazing histories of the Adena and Hopewell peoples and learn more about the earthworks at Indian Mound Reserve. We will also be explaining how to lead Native American programs at the park.

Meet us at the Williamson Mound Lot or RSVP for carpooling from the Nature Center.

For more information call (937) 562-6440.

Does it get any better than spending time in a park, giving back to your local community? Our Cache In Trash Out (CITO) program allows you to do that. Join members of the geocaching community as we open up your Greene County Parks for this fun event. All you need to do is help us manage the trash inside each of the parks and leave it near the parking lot during these events.

Help keep the parks clean all while earning virtual souvenirs through geocaching. If you are interested in hosting one of these CITO events, please contact us.

 

Does it get any better than spending time in a park, giving back to your local community? Our Cache In Trash Out (CITO) program allows you to do that. Join members of the geocaching community as we open up your Greene County Parks for this fun event. All you need to do is help us manage the trash inside each of the parks and leave it near the parking lot during these events.

Help keep the parks clean all while earning virtual souvenirs through geocaching. If you are interested in hosting one of these CITO events, please contact us.

 

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a moonlight ride along the region’s bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Riders who participate in one-half of the rides will receive a commemorative t-shirt; those riding in ALL rides will receive a t-shirt and more! Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm. Free and open to all; all rides being at 7pm.

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