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2020 Membership Drive


Our membership drive is in full swing! 

New this year, complete your membership/pledge form online:



Support your local parks

Your financial support will enable us to meet our goals and continue our mission to support the Warren County Park District. Friends of WC Park District is a tax exempt 501c3 non-profit organization. Individual memberships are $15.00. Additional donations are greatly appreciated!


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card
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2020 GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

The 23rd annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 14 through Monday, February 17, 2020. Warren County Park District will sponsor a bird count at Hisey Park on Saturday, February 15th and Sunday, February 16th. There will be Warren County Park Naturalists and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists on hand to help with bird identification.Keep checking this website for an update on more information.

Anyone can take part in the GBBC, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.            To find out more go to www.birdcount.org



FISHING

Fishing licenses are available at the Warren County Armco Park Office.

Watch for info about the annual Youth Fishing Derby.

KAYAKING, CANOEING & PADDLEBOARDING

Rentals are available at the boat house in Warren County Armco Park.

Peddle boats are also available.

GOLF, FOOT GOLF & DISC GOLF

18 Hole Golf Course & Driving Range

Night Golf on specified dates

18 Hole Foot Golf Course

New Disc Golf Course (FREE)

TENNIS/PICKLE BALL COURTS

FREE at Warren County Armco Park.

Equipment available.




HIKING/NATURE TRAILS

The new Keever Park on St Rt 741 has a 2 mile bluebird trail.

Warren Co. Armco Park has a marked Tree Trail and a paved 5K trail throughout the park.

Hisey Park has a beautiful 

wildflower trail and wetlands.


SOFTBALL FIELDS

New concession stand now open.

Large elevated deck overlooking fields

Lighted fields for night leagues

Playground for the kids

CHALLENGE COURSE

Recently completed at Landen Deerfield Park. Test your agility skills on this new course.

HISEY PARK OBSERVATORY

Check the website of the Warren County Astronomical Society for upcoming events.

www.wcas-oh.org

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE TRAIL AND BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Recently completed at Landen Deerfield Park. Enjoy the pollinator garden as you walk the trail.

Check out the beautiful wood signage created by local artists Amy Lynn Johnson and Lynn Baird around the Butterfly Garden. 

Our Nature Team

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Shannon Russell Pennington

Shannon is the part-time Staff Naturalist for Warren County Park District and is in charge of facilitating community-wide nature programs like Tech-Free Tuesdays, the #WCPD100HoursOutside Challenge, the Otterbein and Atria Nature Series, and presentations for local scout troops, neighborhoods, and homeschoolers. 

Bill Lindauer

Bill is a retired school teacher and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) who has dedicated countless hours to the betterment of Warren County Parks. You may find him at Hisey Park, tending to the native trees in his nursery, or at one of our many nature programs throughout the year.

Dave Woehr

Dave is an avid nature photographer and talented writer who often contributes to local media stories. He is also an OCVN and has been instrumental in the success of many of our programs, including the implementation of our monthly nature series at Otterbein. 

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists

Our programs' success is reliant on a strong volunteer base. If you are interested in becoming an OCVN and joining our team, please contact Shannon directly at MotherNaturesClassroom@gmail.com

Events

No upcoming events.

Check out Shannon Russell Pennington, WCPD Naturalist, on Lebanon's "City Show"

HELP PURCHASE TREES FOR OUR PARKS

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Did you know you can support the Warren County Park District just by shopping at Kroger?  It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards. This program does not alter your gas points. To get started, sign up with your Plus Card and select Friends of Warren County Park District.  Once you have enrolled, you will earn rewards for your designated non-profit organization.


Help purchase trees for the Park by enrolling in Kroger Community Rewards.


www:Kroger/CommunityRewards.com




ABOUT FWCPD

What is FWCPD?

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Friends of Warren County Park District is a 

501(c)3  non-profit organization working as a volunteer effort to support and promote the parks in the Warren County Park District.

www.co.warren.oh.us/parks

We are...

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We are naturalists, event planners, photographers, gardeners and even astronomers.  OBTW You can visit the Warren County Astronomical Society at www.wcas-oh.org

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INTERESTED?

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Meetings are the second Wed. of each month at 1:00 at WC Armco Park.  Hope to see you there.  For more info:    

513-695-1109

Resources

ODNR

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio's source for state parks, forests, wildlife areas, natural areas, hunting and camping.

www.ohiodnr.gov

Audubon Society of Ohio

Promoting the conservation and appreciation of nature for environmental sustainability with a focus on birds.

www.cincinnatiaudubon.org


OCVN

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists.

To receive more information on the 2020 program contact 

Erin Shaw at 513-897-2437

 or for scholarship assistance contact Park Office  513-695-1109

Little Miami Conservancy

Dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Little Miami Wild and Scenic River.

littlemiami.com


Little Miami Scenic Trail

The 3rd longest paved trail in the U.S..

73 mile paved path runs between Springfield and Newtown

www.littlemiamistatepark.org

Master Gardeners

The Master Gardener program provides training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs.

To receive a scholarship application contact Park Office 513-695-1109

www.mastergardener.osu.edu

WATCH US GROW

This is the home of our new Friends of Warren County Park District website.  Be sure to check in often to see what's happening in your parks.  The parks are the playground for all ages.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Assist with Nature Programs
  • Help with Hisey Fall Festival
  • Help with 5k/Fun Runs
  • Help Host Great Backyard Bird Count at Hisey Park
  • Host Concert Series at Landen Deerfield Park
  • Technical Support & Website Management
  • Help with Youth Fishing Derby
  • Promote Social Media
  • Serve on the FWCPD Board
  • Solicit Event Sponsorship

For more information drop us a line below.



Contact Us

Drop us a line! Or sign up to receive our monthly emailed newsletter full of upcoming events.

Better yet, see us in person!

The Warren County Parks belong to YOU.  

Come take advantage of all they offer.

FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY

Warren County Park District

1267 N. State Rt. 741, Lebanon, OH 45036, US

(513)695-1109

Hours

Open Every Day

Dawn till Dusk