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The Voice of America Park 

MetroParks of Butler County, VOA Park Drive, off Cox Road

This 435-acre park, originally a part of the Voice of America-Bethany Relay Station, was conveyed to the community through the Federal Lands-to-Parks Program. The park features a stocked 35-acre lake circled by a 1.4-mile paved multi-purpose path. A 65-foot-high sledding hill, created from the spoils of the lake excavation, draws visitors during winter snowfalls.

Much of the park's acreage remains as grassland, leading to the site's designation in 2005 as an "Important Birding Area" by Audubon Ohio. The Ronald Reagan Lodge and Boathouse include a reception hall, meeting room, and retail facility. The retail area provides fishing permits, boat rentals, bait, tackle, etc.

Park Features: 35-acre lake, banquet facility, reservable gazebo, natural areas, athletic fields, Wiggly Field Dog Park, hiking trails, 1.4-mile paved walking/biking path, fishing by MetroPark permit only, row boat and pedal boat rental, personal kayak launching, sled riding in season, picnic areas

Long-term plans include a large athletic complex and outdoor amphitheater. To view 3D animations and drawings of these future developments visit the MetroParks website.

For information, call 755-4402 or visit METROPARKS OF BUTLER COUNTY.

Hours:

The park grounds are open from 8 a.m. until dark. Boathouse retail area open April through October, weather permitting. For hours call (513) 755-4402.

 


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