Fishing Permit- Spring Lakes Park

Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Jan. 2-Dec. 31, 12:00 AM-11:45 PM
Spring Lakes Park: Spring Lakes Fishing Permit

Letters to Santa

Do you have a special request from the Big Man at the North Pole?

Greene County Parks & Trails will be helping the elves at the North Pole by responding to Christmas letters from November 16th through December 11th. Send in your Christmas list or a holiday wish and wait for a return letter on the official letterhead of the North Pole. This is a FREE program.

Mail a letter to:

Santa & Mrs. Claus
c/o Greene County Parks & Trails
635 Dayton-Xenia Road
Xenia, Ohio 45385

Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Nov. 16-Dec. 11, 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters

Natural Holiday Decorations

Just like everything else, COVID has changed the way we offer programs, including our Natural Holiday Decorations program. Due to us being unable to have programs in person, we are offering a natural craft for you to pick up and take home, FREE!

Bring a piece of Greene County Parks & Trails into your holiday decorations with this chalkboard tree cookie garland, great for the upcoming holiday season. Each registrant will receive 17 tree cookies (predrilled), chalkboard paint, string, florist wire, chalk and directions to complete this craft. Great for the entire holiday season, you can decorate your home or give it as a gift. Give Thanks, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year...the message is up to you.

This program is for those 18 and up and is limited to one kit per person.

Supplies will be ready for pickup on 11/20.

Friday, November 20, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters

Flurries 'n FUN - Camp in a Bag

Who is ready for "SNOW MUCH FUN" with this winter themed camp in a bag?

This unique experience allows you to do a weeks worth of activities right from your own home, on your own schedule. Everything you need for a week of fun is provided for you.

With the help a grownup, our 2-5 year olds will discover winter through various projects, crafts, stories, songs and more with each day of camp having a specific theme.

Our littlest of campers will learn about hibernation, snow, winter, snowmen and owls with this Flurries 'n FUN camp in a bag.

Camp bags will be ready for pickup on December 1st at the GCPT Headquarters. All bags must be claimed by December 18th.

Tuesday, December 1, 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters

Greene Grasshoppers Take-home Winter Break Camp

Our older Wiggle Worms get to hop into our new Greene Grasshoppers programs! This at home winter break camp will explore the winter world! Enjoy experiments, explore the woods in winter, make tasty snacks, solve puzzles, and much more! You will get to investigate snow and ice, mammals in winter, winter survival skills, tracking, and winter birds on your own time and in your favorite indoor and outdoor spaces!

Bags will be ready for pickup on December 1st, all bags must be picked up by December 18th.

Friday, December 18, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters

Winter Solstice Hike

Follow the soft glow of the luminaries...
Enjoy the calmness of the woods in winter on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. Drinks and holiday treats will be available for those participating in the hike, while supplies last. This is a self-guided hike along a luminary lit trail, come anytime from 7-9pm. Family and Pet friendly event

Monday, December 21, 7:00-9:00 PM
Russ Nature Reserve