Families Can Experience Highfield Discovery Garden Free Through the EBT/SNAP Program

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Children surround a garden bed at Highfield Discovery Garden.

Highfield Discovery Garden in Glenwood Gardens is an oasis for children to discover, play and learn about nature. Great Parks recognizes that the cost of admission to the garden can create a barrier for families. That is why Great Parks is now offering Ohio EBT/SNAP cardholders free admission, for up to four individuals per visit, to Highfield Discovery Garden. Park guests can simply show their card with a valid ID at the Glenwood Gardens Cotswold Visitor Centre upon arrival.

The garden is designed to encourage exploration of the natural world in a fun, engaging environment. Along with an interactive 25-foot Discovery Tree, there are seven smaller gardens to explore, including Frog & Toad, Wizard and Butterfly Gardens, and a Garden Workshop. To learn more about Highfield Discovery Garden, visit https://www.greatparks.org/parks/glenwood-gardens/the-highfield-discovery-garden.

The Ohio Direction Card program allows for food assistance and free access to cultural and educational facilities with the use of the EBT/SNAP card. Cards are distributed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to qualifying residents. To learn more about the Ohio Direction Card program, visit https://www.connectebt.com/ebtcard/ohebt/index.jsp.

Great Parks also offers other free entry options, including free Motor Vehicle Permits for those with an Ohio EBT card and for those who served in the Armed Forces. Visit https://www.greatparks.org/about/free-entry for more information.

A valid Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks. Cost for residents of Hamilton County: $10 annual/$5 daily; other visitors: $16 annual/$8 daily. Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Fernbank Park are cooperative ventures with the City of Cincinnati; a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required. A Motor Vehicle Permit is not required at Great Parks Nature Center at The Summit.

Great Parks of Hamilton County’s mission is to preserve and protect natural resources and to provide outdoor recreation and education in order to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. For additional information, visit greatparks.org or call 513-521-7275. Great Parks Forever, the philanthropic partner of Great Parks of Hamilton County, translates an early conservation promise into everyday experiences and lasting legacies. For additional information, please visit GreatParksForever.org.

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