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 outdoor sports 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.

Get out and have a ball playing outdoor activities in Ohio at one of the many Butler County sports and recreation facilities!

American Discovery Trail

High Street Oxford OH 45056 Location: Oxford Phone:

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

Bikewise Wall


9 N Beech St Oxford OH 45056 Location: Oxford Phone: (513) 523-4880

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.[more]

Bull's Run Trees

Bull's Run Arboretum

3909 Rosedale Rd Middletown OH 45042 Location: Middletown Phone: (513) 422-5063

Bull's Run Arboretum features the last free-flowing section of Bull's Run Creek. The Arboretum property contains the last free-flowing section of Bull's Run, which marked one of the...[more]

Dudley Woods

Dudley Woods Park

5591 Hankins Rd. Liberty Township OH 45044 Location: Liberty Township Phone: (513) 759-7500

Dudley Woods Park encompasses 11.4 acres of natural hiking trails in the woods around the pond, picnic shelter, playground, wildlife watching, and many more family activities.[more]

Sebald MetroPark Water

Elk Creek MetroPark

5580 Elk Creek Rd Middletown OH 45042 Location: Middletown Phone: (513) 867-5835

Elk Creek MetroPark's beautiful natural setting provides views of the wooded hills forming the walls of the creek valley while the open lawn areas of the park serve as recreation space for...[more]

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Gilmore MetroPark

7950 Gilmore Road Hamilton OH 45011 Location: Hamilton Phone: (513) 867-5835

Home to abundant wildlife and one of the most impressive and vast wetland ecosystems in the country, the preserve is an ideal spot for nature lovers. Bird watching is a popular activity here, as...[more]

Great Miami River Trail

Great Miami River Trail

8756 Union Centre Blvd. West Chester OH 45069 Location: Hamilton Phone:

Run, skate or ride your bike on the gorgeous Great Miami River Trail. With 75 miles of trail hugging the Great Miami River, you're in for a scenic adventure. On the route you'll find...[more]

Great Miami Riverway biking

Great Miami Riverway

38 E. Monument Ave. Dayton OH 45402 Location: Greater Cincinnati Region Phone:

The Great Miami Riverway encompasses 99 miles of beautiful paved trails, river, and connections to several different communities in Southwest Ohio. This stretch of vibrant riverfront is full of...[more]

Harbin Park Sign

Harbin Park

1300 Hunter Road Fairfield OH 45014 Location: Fairfield Phone: (513) 867-5348

Harbin Park is a 161-acre park featuring volleyball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, disc golf course, sledding hill, and playgrounds. Bikers and hikers alike will appreciate the paths...[more]

Hueston Woods Night

Hueston Woods State Park

6301 Lodge Road College Corner OH 45003 Location: Greater Cincinnati Region Phone: (513) 664-3500

Hueston Woods Lodge & Conference Center, a spacious, comfortable retreat offering modern amenities, is found just five miles from Miami University. Your days can be spent picnicking in the park,...[more]