In keeping with its mission to protect natural resources, the Hamilton County Park District preserves or scientifically manages at least 80% of its lands in a natural state including restored, natural prairies and the largest wetland complex in southern Ohio.
The Hamilton County Park District manages four conservation areas strictly for the protection of natural habitats and the wildlife that reside within these lands. Park visitors who are interested in visiting these preserves should call the Rangers in advance at (513) 521-3980.
217 acres of old-growth forest and a restored prairie.
Newberry Wildlife Sanctuary
A State Dedicated Natural Area with a variety of animal and plant species among its 100 acres of wooded hillsides.
Oak Glen Nature Preserve
294 acres of rugged hills with a rich diversity of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.
Richardson Forest Preserve
393 acres with a freshwater marsh that serves as a habitat for many rare and unusual plant species.