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Things To Do | Outdoors

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.

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 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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American Discovery Trail

High Street Oxford OH 45056
Location: Oxford

Take a long walk through Butler County's portion of America's first coast-to-coast hiking and riding trail. The trail connects people with rural and urban areas, mountains, deserts, and forests; and you can experience a portion of it right here in Butler County! How cool is this adventure?!

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Aqua Adventures

8762 Thomas Rd. Middletown OH 45042
Location: Middletown

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Aqua Adventures is the perfect way to beat the heat and stay cool in the Summer! This awesome waterpark features waterslides, inflatables, paddle boarding, an obstacle course, full bar, patio seating and and a relaxing, sandy beach. Bring the entire family for a...

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Archery Arena

4950 Provident Dr. Cincinnati OH 45246
Location: West Chester

The nostalgia of dodgeball couples with an exciting twist for an action-filled day at the Archery Arena! Combat archery is an adrenaline rush best described as a cross between paintball and dodgeball -- without the exploding paint pellets. Choose to go solo or battle it out with your friends and...

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BAAB's Kayaking & Livery

2401 Carmody Blvd. Middletown OH 45042
Location: Middletown

Have a great time kayaking on the Great Miami River with BAAB's in Middletown! BAAB's offers 6 and 10 mile runs, perfect for enjoying some time outdoors. You can enjoy American fare served from the on-site bistro, and live music on weekends. Please visit BAAB's website for booking information.

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Barnitz Park

South Main St Middletown OH 45044
Location: Middletown

Barnitz Park features playground equipment, a lighted basketball court, shelter, picnic tables and 4 softball diamonds. With 8 acres of land and right next to the river, there is something to enjoy for all!

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Beckett Park

8360 Beckett Rd. West Chester OH 45069
Location: West Chester

Beckett Park is a beautiful 150-acre park located in the heart of the Union Centre business district. Enjoy both paved and natural walking trails, the pioneer-themed playground, free catch-and-release fishing, the picnic center with a fireplace, and ice skating in the winter months! The playground...

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BMX Track

7 Joe Nuxhall Way Fairfield OH 45014
Location: Hamilton

Come on out and enjoy the fun at one of the oldest and largest BMX tracks in Ohio! Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you ride the dirt track. Whether you are just beginning or an expert athlete, they have something for you. Enjoy this thoughtfully designed and super fun BMX track on your next...

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Bull's Run Arboretum

3909 Rosedale Rd Middletown OH 45042
Location: Middletown

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 original boundaries of the City of Middletown when it was plotted in 1802. The area was originally used as a grazing...

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Cabin Creek Paintball

4117 Eaton Rd. Hamilton OH 45013
Location: Hamilton

Cabin Creek Paintball is 35 acres of fun in Northern Butler County. They have 9 paintball fields, which are open every Saturday for open play, or any day with advance reservations. They offer rental equipment that caters to almost any size group. Feel free to have your birthday party, church outing...

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Cincinnati Curling Club

5150 Duff Dr. West Chester OH 45246
Location: West Chester

The Cincinnati Curling Club is a member club for curling in the Cincinnati area. Non-members are welcome to stop in for curling lessons, instructional leagues, and group events. This volunteer-run non-profit business is perfect for all curling fanatics! Hit the ice and learn to curl in a fun and...

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