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Sports & Recreation

Lace up your tennis shoes and unleash you inner athlete at one of the many sporting activities and park programs that Butler County, Ohio has to offer! From world-class sporting complexes to impressive wildlife parks, and nationally recognized sporting events to scenic hiking trails, there's always something sporty happening in Butler County.

One of the major sport influences in Butler County is Miami University Athletics. Miami is home to a number of state-of-the-art sport facilities that not only make watching sporting events fun, but comfortable too. The Goggin Ice Center is home to the Men's Ice Hockey Team and the Synchronized Skating Team and the arena hosts tournaments, ice shows, and public skating all year long. Along with Goggin, Miami University features Millett Hall, Yager Stadium, and the Recreational Sports Center. Go Redhawks!

Voice of America Park in West Chester is home to abundant local wildlife, includes six miles of walking and jogging trails, houses athletic fields, and the Wiggly Field Dog Park. While Smith Park in Middletown features playground equipment, picnic tables, grills, baseball diamonds, a seven acre fishing pond, and a number of events throughout the year. You can explore your daredevil side with a lesson in skydiving with Team Fastrax and Start Skydiving also located in Middletown. Joyce Park is home to attractions including Wake Nation and also hosts nationally recognized events throughout the year.

Go get out and get active at one of the many Butler County sports and recreation facilities!

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Priority Listings

MetroParks of Butler County

  • 2051 Timberman Rd
  • Hamilton, OH 45013

The MetroParks of Butler County provides over 3,000 acres of green spaces and family recreation areas all across the county for a unique park experience. Park facilities offer covered picnic shelters, … more

American Discovery Trail

  • High Street
  • Oxford, OH 45056

Take a long walk through Butler County's portion of America's first coast-to-coast hiking and riding trail.

Antenen Nature Preserve

  • 2385 Treiber Rd
  • Hamilton, OH 45011

The Antenen Nature Preserve is located in Hamilton and features beautiful outdoor landscapes.

Baker Bowl Skatepark

  • 500 Tytus Ave and Verity Pwky
  • Middletown, OH 45044

This unique concrete skatepark sits on a half acre of wooded land. The skatepark features banks, rails, steps, benches, and a variety of ramps.

Barnitz Park

  • South Main St
  • Middletown, OH 45044

Park features playground equipment, lighted basketball court, shelter, picnic tables and 4 softball diamonds.

Beckett Park

  • 8360 Beckett Rd
  • West Chester, OH 45069

Beckett Park is a 150-acre park located in the heart of the Union Centre business district.

Beckett Ridge Golf Club

  • 5595 Beckett Ridge Blvd
  • West Chester, OH 45069

Beckett Ridge has a classic course with a great tradition in the area. The layout was designed by Jack Kidwell, one of the best known names in the world of Ohio golf.


  • 9 N Beech St
  • Oxford, OH 45056

For more than 25 years, BikeWise has offered a complete line of bikes and accessories, as well as rental bikes for road and mountain bike riding.

BlastZone Paintball

  • 8762 Thomas Road
  • Middletown, OH 45042

BlastZone Paintball in Middletown, Ohio offers a 20-acre park with something for everyone: 6 woods courses, 6 speedball courses, exclusive 3-team course, lit tournament field, on-site pro shop with … more

BlastZone Paintball

  • 8762 Thomas Road
  • Middletown, OH 45042

This 20-acre paintball park features six wooded courses, one Airball Tournament couse, an on-site pro shop with friendly and knowledgeable techs and a canteen with a variety of snacks and beverages.

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Butler County Visitors Bureau

8756 Union Centre Blvd.
West Chester, Ohio 45069


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