Friends of Warren County Park District

The Warren County Parks belong to you.

Free admission every day.

Explore your parks with a visit through our picture gallery.

Become a Member

Your $15 dollar membership 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.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

5 K Fun Run Series

Red, White, and Blue 5K Registration

Saturday, July 7,

Warren County Armco Park

Registration begins at 8:00 am.

Race starts at 9:00 am.


Benefits the Warren County Park District and Kings Athletic Booster Association.


$15 per race without t-shirt

$25  with t-shirt (registration must be received by June 26th to guarantee

t-shirt)


Choose one of these options to register: 


1.Pre-register and pre-pay at 

http://RedWhiteBlue.itsyourrace.com/register


2. Mail in registration and check. Make check payable to "Friends of Warren County Park District". For printable registration form go to http://www.co.warren.oh.us/parks/events/2018funruns.pdf


3. Register day of race beginning at 8:00 am. Cash or check only the day of race.

"Start To Finish" Thursdays 6:00 pm

Get Ready for the Fun Run/Walk Series

Come and meet Teri Schmidt.  She will be presenting free motivational sessions designed to get you moving no matter what your age or level of physical fitness.  Build your confidence in starting and finishing a 5K with this program. Make new friends, learn training techniques, get inspired and design a healthier you by setting and achieving your own personal goals, be it a stroll in the park, completing a 5K, or running a marathon.




The group will meet Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. at Shelter 27 in Warren County Armco Park.  Everyone is welcome so get off the couch and join us!  You’ll be glad you did.  No RSVP required.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

INTRODUCING

Shannon Russell

Some of you and your children may know Shannon from her in-school enrichment programs and after-school Ecology Club at JF Burns Elementary School. In her first year with WCPD she brought the "Tech Free Tuesdays" and "100 Hours Outside" summer challenge programs, and is working with scout troops and retirement communities.

Bill Lindauer

 Please see our calendar of upcoming events for naturalist programs that are FREE and open to the public, compliments of Bill Lindauer. Bill is a retired science teacher and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) who is a passionate educator and dedicates countless hours to the betterment of Warren County Parks. 

Dave Woehr

Dave Woehr is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) who enjoys photography and writing articles about nature. To check out some of Dave's amazing photos, visit his

photo gallery at the top of the page. 

Youth Summer Programs

"100 Hours Outside" Summer Challenge

Track the time your child spends outside this summer and earn fun prizes!

Otterbein Nature Series

Monday, June 25, 1-2 pm

Do you love butterflies and birds and want to provide food for their young?  Do you yearn for simple, beautiful plants that have a place in your local ecosystem?  Are you anxious to grow plants that are naturally adapted to the weather conditions of your area?  Do you wonder what your bit of land looked like in older times?  Native plants are the plants for you.  Natives offer you easy to maintain gardens.  On top of all the food native plants offer wildlife, they are lovely plants for any style garden.  Join us at next month’s offering of the Otterbein Nature Series to learn about the benefits of “going native” in your garden with Sue Saari, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist and owner of “GoNativesNow,” a local nursery specializing in native plants.


Free and Open to the Public

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

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.  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?

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...

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?

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 2018 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

  • Gardening
  • Website Management
  • Fall Festival
  • Fun Runs
  • Concert Series

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