West Chester offers a few programs for children and families that focus on nature and our parks. These programs are free, but registration is required.
MetroParks of Butler County, West Chester's partner in park programming and facilities also offers special events and nature programming countywide and at the Voice of America Park in West Chester. Learn more.
Nature Basket Program
Nature Basket 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 the craft is required. All sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. Programs meet at Keehner Park at 7211 Barret Road in the summer and fall and at the Station Road Schoolhouse at 6670 Station Road in the winter.
Rain does not cancel!
The WOLF (World of Land, Forest and Friends) program is for children ages 5-14 and focuses attention on a specific topic related to nature and the environment. Each of the classes for the WOLF program will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the summer in the Deer Shelter at Keehner Park. Participants who attend five of the six sessions will earn a prize.
Star Gazing at Keehner Park
View the stars and planets up close at Keehner Park tennis court area several times per year. Members of the Cincinnati Astronomical Society will set up their powerful telescopes for viewing of the night sky. Bring plenty of questions and learn about the planets, stars and other heavenly bodies.