Holiday Gift Guide


Holidays aren’t all about the gifts, but sometimes you need a little something to wrap up. This year, let Great Parks help you pick out the perfect present for the outdoor enthusiast on your list.

Play the Loop Pass
Try all seven Great Parks of Hamilton County golf courses with a Play the Loop pass! For only $99, your favorite golfer will enjoy an 18-hole greens fee at each of these courses: Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course, Sharon Woods Golf Course, Shawnee Lookout Golf Course, The Mill Course at Winton Woods and The Vineyard Golf Course at Woodland Mound. A Play the Loop pass also entitles them to one 9-hole greens fee at both Little Miami Golf Course and Meadow Links & Golf Academy. Passes can be purchased at any Great Parks golf course. And while you’re there, you can pick up gear or a Great Parks’ logo golf shirt!

Mystery Dinner Night Out
Step into an evening of comedy, intrigue and suspense at Great Parks’ Mystery Dinners. This interactive experience features outrageous characters for a Saturday night that will keep you guessing. Beginning with a tasty buffet dinner, the evening soon turns eventful as you work with your table to figure out whodunnit. Seven mystery dinners run almost every Saturday January through May at Winton Woods, with a different story to solve each week.

Disc Golf Gear
Great Parks’s four disc golf courses are free to use, and you only need minimal gear to get started. More experienced players might use a variety of “clubs,” but new players can get by with just one “mid-range” disc or a 3-pack containing a driver, mid-range and putter disc. Innova and Discraft brand discs can be purchased at Great Parks’ visitor center at Miami Whitewater Forest and the Seasongood Nature Center in Woodland Mound.


Donation to Great Parks Foundation
The Great Parks Foundation was founded in 2007 with the sole purpose of assisting Great Parks of Hamilton County in protecting and enhancing regional parkland and providing outstanding outdoor recreation and nature education services. Tax-deductible donations to the Great Parks Foundation can be made online and  earmarked for cause near-and-dear to your recipient’s heart.

Highfield Discovery Garden Family Pass
Highfield Discovery Garden
 seven themed gardens encourage guests to explore the natural world in a fun, engaging environment. Located on 12 acres within Glenwood Gardens park, Highfield is the perfect place for a family to spend a few hours together. Annual passes start at $45 for a family of four and include unlimited all-year access and free daily indoor and outdoor programs.

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Great Parks Gift Certificate & Park Pass
Shopping for someone a little more difficult? Get something that’s easy to buy and even easier to spend with a Great Parks gift certificate. They can be redeemed for almost anything in the park, including:

  • Lake Isabella fishing pass or an all-year rowboat pass
  • Greens fees or golf cart rentals
  • Treats at the snack bar
  • Campground reservations
  • Mini golf at Little Miami Golf Center
  • Harbor rentals, including bikes, boats and stand-up paddleboards
  • Nature programs and special events
  • Admission to wet playgrounds
  • Unique local items at Nature’s Niche gift shops at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Glenwood Gardens, Miami Whitewater Forest, Sharon Woods or Woodland Mound

Be sure to wrap up a 2017 Motor Vehicle Permit with their gift certificate! For less than $15, you’ll give them free entry into all Great Parks for the year.