Tag: Parky’s Farm

It’s 1803 at Parky’s Farm. Winter is the time for this second grade program, as much of it is presented inside of the magnificent Hayloft Barn from January through mid-March. The field trip begins with the children going back in time by the use of a timeline. We start with today’s date and go backward, […]

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Yoshi the Llama

December is the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are almost here, putting people in high spirits … especially for National Llama Day! Never heard of this holiday? No prob-llama! The Great Parks marketing team ventured over to Parky’s Farm to learn more about these fuzzy camelids. Meet Yoshi Yoshi is the sole […]

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Let’s Go to the Park!


“Let’s go to the park!” That’s what we hear children say that visit Parky’s Farm: “Can we go to the park?” Silly kids; our time will be spent looking at more educational aspects of this park. We will compare hay and straw hay (hay is a grass, mowed, dried and fed to livestock; whereas straw is […]

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One of the things that makes Great Parks such an amazing organization to work for is the dedication to its mission statement: To preserve and protect natural resources and to provide outdoor reaction and education in order to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. Every day I go to work, I […]

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Healing Waters


  It’s a treasure, indeed, to find a facility that accommodates the needs of the guests, and that’s just what Parky’s Farm offers to the veterans and wounded warriors of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing-Cincinnati. The pond behind the horse barns, complete with a handicapped-accessible dock and nearby restrooms, is the perfect place for the […]

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Pig Tales

All, Stories

Our language reflects a time when we lived close to the land. Agricultural terms are pervasive in our language. Since I live in Cincinnati, lovingly known at one time as “Porkopolis,” it seems appropriate to consider words and idioms (a word with a figurative meaning) that come from the pig! February is filled with holidays. […]

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