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Programming for Families

West Chester Township supports and hosts a variety of special events and recreational programs for the enjoyment of the community.

Armchair Program

 

Travel to exotic locations without ever leaving West Chester!

 

West Chester Parks delivers its 24th annual Armchair programs with area residents sharing slides and stories from their interesting travels around the world.

 

All session begin at 7 pm at West Chester Township Hall, located at 9113 Cincinnati Dayton Rd.

 

 

January 9 A Ten Day Adventure Through the Western United States
January 23 The Holy Land
February 6 South American Journey Part 1
February 20 The Danube
March 6 South American Journey Part 2
March 20 Hiking Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon

 

 

 

Registration required for WOLF and Nature Basket programs. 

Call 759-7312 or email lgroff@westchesteroh.org and leave name, home phone number, the program attending and the number of children that will attend. There is no charge.

 

Nature Basket Program – Programs are suited for preschool children, ages 3 to 5, and their adult companions. All programs include a story, a talk about seasonal nature and a craft. Adult help with craft is required.

All sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. Programs meet at Keehner Park at 7211 Barrett Road in the summer and fall and at the Station Road Schoolhouse at 6670 Station Road in the winter. Rain does not cancel!

Nature Basket

January 7, February 4, March 4, April 8 and December 16 at Station Road Schoolhouse

May 6, June 3, August 12, September 16 and October 21 at Keehner Park Owl Shelter

November 18 at Keehner Park Log Cabin

 

 

WOLF Program

June 11, 18, 25 and July 16, 23, 30

The WOLF (World of Land, Forest and Friends) program is offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays during the summer. The program is for children ages 5 to 14 and focuses attention each week on a specific topic related to nature and the environment. All programs will be in the Deer Shelter at Keehner Park. Participants who attend 5 out of the 6 sessions will earn a prize. Passport to Fishing or Nature Basket programs may count as a make-up session.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

April 4, 1:00 p.m. SHARP!

Keehner Park: Tennis Court Area

Presented by West Chester Fire Department Association

Bring a bag or basket to collect colorful eggs. Event is free and open to children 0 - 8 years old.

 

 Bike Rodeo

Presented by West Chester Police Department

West Chester Library

Start the summer off on the right pedal!  West Chester police officers guide youngsters through a course designed to teach them the rules of the road and provide important bicycle safety tips.  Technicians will also inspect bikes and make adjustments if needed.  Children must be accompanied by an adult and must bring their bike and helmet to participate.

 

 

 

 Touch a Truck 

June 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

The Square @ Union Centre

Presented by First Financial Bank and The West Chester Fire Department

Check out the cool trucks and vehicles that serve the community every day. The event is free and offered in partnership with First Financial Bank.  

 

Star Gazing at Keehner Park

April 18 (Rain Date: April 26) 

May 16 (Rain Date: May 23)

Sept. 12 (Rain Date: Sept. 19)

View the stars and planets up close at Keehner Park tennis court area. Members of the Cincinnati Astronomical Society will set up their powerful scopes for viewing of the night sky. Bring your questions and learn about the planets, stars and other heavenly bodies.  

 

 

The Great Pumpkin Fest

October 11, 2 to 6 p.m., Keehner Park

Free family-friendly fall event features a costume contest beginning at 3:30 p.m., inflatable rides, horse-and-wagon rides, petting zoo and more.

 

Pioneer Christmas

December 13, 1 to 4 p.m., Keehner Park Log Cabin

Celebrate the holidays just like the pioneers did!  The Cabin in the Clearing will be decorated for a traditional holiday celebration as Santa visits and traditional pioneer fare is featured.