West Chester maintains more than 400 acres of recreational space catering to active and passive park enthusiasts and also benefits from the services of MetroParks of Butler County.
Parks in the community are also sites of programming for all ages including concerts, festivals and classes for young people.
8682 and 8630 Beckett Road, West Chester, OH 45069
A 150-acre property in the Union Centre area, Beckett Park is situated both to the east and west of Beckett Road at the foot of Beckett Ridge.
Amenities: paved and natural walking trails; boundless playground accessible to children of all abilities; fishing ponds open to free catch-and-release fishing; picnic shelter with fireplace; and natural ice skating rink.
7211 and 7411 Barret Road, West Chester, OH 45069
A 123-acre park nestled along the east fork of the Mill Creek.
Amenities: creekside, wooded trails; two playgrounds; pickleball, basketball and tennis courts; picnic shelters; 1800s log cabin open for special events; the Keehner Park Amphitheatre is home to the West Chester Concert Series.
Square @ Union Centre
9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
The Square @ Union Centre is a fun, high-energy gathering space. Located in the heart of West Chester’s downtown, The Square features the First Financial Bank clock tower, is home to the The Takeover concert series presented by First Financial Bank and the West Chester Farmers’ Market.
Upper Mill Creek Conservation Corridor Port Union Historic Canal Trail
Firebird Lane, West Chester, OH 45069
A passive wetland park following the Mill Creek and the former Miami Erie Canal, the Upper Mill Creek Conservation Corridor is made possible by the Clean Ohio Fund with support from many agencies and corporate partners. The Corridor protects the Mill Creek’s floodplain, enhances water condition and reduces flooding concerns.
Amenities: The Corridor offers an excellent location for bird-watching, nature exploration, and quiet reflection. A paved 3-mile Port Union Canal Trail passes the ruins of a canal aqueduct, waste weir and the foundation of an ice house and ice ponds, along with a variety of flora and fauna.
Voice of America Park and Ronald Reagan Lodge
7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 867-5835 or 1-877-PARKFUN, YourMetroParks.net
Originally part of the historic Voice of America Bethany Relay Station, this 430-acre park was conveyed to the community through the Federal Lands to Parks program and is operated by MetroParks of Butler County.
Amenities: stocked 55-acre lake circled by a 1.4 mile paved multi-purpose path; athletic fields; Wiggly Field dog park; hiking trails; row and pedal boat rental and personal kayak launching; The Ronald Reagan Lodge and Boathouse