In honor of Great Parks’ 90th Birthday, retired Naturalist Coordinator Joyce Lovins Browning shares her story of growing up in Great Parks – literally. Joyce’s father built some favorite park spots. Even today, almost eight decades later, the ties that bind are still tight.

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Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve boasts the nickname “The Oasis.” This nickname dates back to 1972, when Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Werner donated the land to Great Parks of Hamilton County. The history of this small-yet-mighty park starts long before then. Before there was even the idea of county parks, the future home of Farbach-Werner Nature […]

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2020 is a big year: It’s the start of a new decade, the Olympics are in Tokyo this summer and there is always something going on at a park. 2019 saw many ideas become reality at Great Parks. Our newest nature center located in Roselawn, Nature Center at The Summit, opened in the fall. We […]

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Over the years, the Park District has been fortunate to acquire four millstones that date back to the 1800s. Two were acquired years ago, one was received from Historic Southwest Ohio (which operates Heritage Village Museum in Sharon Woods) and the other is from the old “Mount Healthy Flour Mill” that was located in Mount […]

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