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April Session @ French Park: Saturdays, April 5, 12, 26 & May 3, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

September Session @ Ault Park: Saturdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Camp Canine has everything!! Exercise for you and your best friend on a 30 minute guided hike each Saturday, weekly giveaways, prizes and owner & pet bonding activities. Special guests share information and techniques to ensure the well-being of your dog. 

*NEW THIS YEAR*: Dogs have the opportunity to earn a Cincinnati Parks' Citizenship Badge at each session. We have two separate badges they can earn if the dog attends both camps. 

Dogs must be on a leash at all times and have a 2014 dog license, a good temperament and current vaccinations. Camp size is limited; one dog per person. Register now for quality time with your dog! Call (513) 861-3435 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


Beyond our themed camps with special activities, all of our award winning camps for children ages 3 – 14 include trail hikes, arts and crafts, outdoor games, interactions with live animals, and many more fun, hands-on activities! NEW THIS YEAR: Early bird discounts in February, camps with extended hours from 7:00am to 5:30pm, Harry Potter Camp, H2 Whoa! Camp, and "BIG" Kid Camp for Adults 50 and up!

February Early bird discounts apply to: LaBoiteaux Woods' Camps – Outdoor Skills Camp on June 16 - 20 from 9:30am - 3:00pm, Preschool Camp on June 23 - 27 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, Parade Camp on June 30 - July 4 from 9:30am - 3:00pm; Trailside Nature Center's Urban Safari Camp on July 28 - August 2 from 9:30am - 3:00pm and the "BIG" Kids Camp on July 23 -25 from 10:00am - 2:00pm.


Sat., April 12, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. – Wilson Commons Park

Springtime is here! Join in the FREE fun as we learn about eggs and play a game or two. The program ends with an egg hunt. For children ages 3 -10 and their adults. No restroom on site. Although the program is FREE, reservations are required by calling 861-3435 by April 9.


Wed., April 16, Choose 1 of 2 sessions: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 am. / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Wolff Planetarium, Trailside Nature Center in Burnet Woods

Experience Wolff Planetarium, the oldest planetarium west of the Allegheny Mountains. Learn the stories behind Orion, the Big and Little Dippers and many other constellations. Discover how stars form and function, star types, nebulas, novae and more. Receive star charts for nighttime viewing. Call 751-3679 by April 14 for paid reservations. 


Fri., April 18, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Wolff Planetarium, Trailside Nature Center in Burnet Woods

You’ve seen the Disney version of Hercules; join us for the real story. His mother… seduced by a swan. His family… murdered by his own hand. His punishment… seven headed serpents, a giant crab, and a rampaging lion. Appropriate for adults and children ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult. Fee: $5 per person. Call 751-3679 for more information or paid reservations.


Sat., April 26, 9:00 a.m. - Noon – Califronia Woods Nature Preserve

Roll up your sleeves and help make YOUR parks more beautiful! Assist Cincinnati Parks’ staff on projects such as invasive species removal, litter removal, trail maintenance, and more. Great opportunity for service hours for students. Call 231-8678 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 18 for this FREE event.  


Sat., May 3, 10:00 a.m. - Noon – Caldwell Nature Preserve

Venture on a wildflower walk and learn some wild edible recipes during live cooking demos. Fee: $7 per person. Call 761-4313 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 25. 31-8678.


Sat., May 3, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Avon Woods Nature Preserve

Up-cycle forgotten flower vases into a painted work of art. No painting experience required; we provide the vase, paint, apron & lemonade. Fee: $8 per person. Call 321-6070 ext 11 by May 2.


We operate 5 Nature Centers offering programs in neighborhood parks. More info about a specific Nature Center Park Naturalists are happy to customize our programs to best fit your educational needs. Please view our School Program Brochure!

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