|Address:||11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA|
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As far as parks go in Cincinnati, this one is tops. In the city most "parks" are little grassy areas with maybe a bench. or something with a sidewalk around for walking. Sharon Woods this is not. This park is a great size! It has a golf course, soccer fields, shelter houses, its own little historic village, walking trails and a marina/harbor. I frequent this place at lease once a week when its nice out to eat lunch there as I work down the street. And there are plenty of picnic tables! whether you want to be around people, a handful of people, or enjoy it by yourself, you can find it here. There are also a few private walking paths, that allow for one car to park at the head of the trail so you can really be at peace if you so choose, Theres also a nice waterfall near the stone bridge going over the creek that runs through it from the harbor. If youd like you can rent a canoe, or peddle boat for a bit if thats youre thing. Theyve also got a snack bar near the marina and a playground that is always hopping with children, if you have them. The restrooms are also quite clean for a park. This place really has it all no matter what youre looking for. Its part of the Hamilton county park system, so if you have a pass youre good. Theyve just uped their price to $3 daily or $10 for a pass good at all Hamilton Co parks, and is well worth it :)
I have been going to Sharon woods for over 20 years and have always had positive experiences until today. My mom and I took my nephew, who is 2, to play at the park and decided to go into the Nature Center and gift shop. That was where we went wrong. My nephew picked out a few pieces of candy and an airplane to buy. He was very excited to pay for his things. He handed the man who was working, Rich or Rick was his name if I recall, his money. The EMPLOYEE dropped the money and continued to say Oh you have an attitude problem, or something close to that, as if the money was thrown at him. The employee began to ask my nephew questions, my nephew is shy around people that he doesnt know. One of the questions, I forget exactly what was asked, he answered with a quiet mmhmm. Keep in mind he is 2 and shy around strangers. And the man then laughed at him and said "oh so you are a liar?" Moral of the story, I will not be going back to the gift shop. What was supposed to be a fun little trip turned out not to be after dealing with this man.
Great Park, very clean and with fun activities to enjoy. Biking, running, canoeing or paddle boating. A huge playground for the kids at the main entrance and the one off Kemper Rd as well. Huge picnic area, great hiking trails and amazing scenery specially when fall colors come rolling in. The lake does sometimes need cleaning from algae, but usually a heavy rain takes care of that. This park is a great place to go on a date, or bring the kids out to play. Fun for all ages. They do have a gift shop that is open seasonally, but the prices are as you would expect at any park...so bring your own snacks. (drinking fountains are available)
One of the best local parks for seeing beautiful nature. While there, I recently saw a very large snapping turtle come up on the bank to lay its eggs, saw a blue heron in the water, saw a 4 ft snake come out of the creek with a fish in its mouth and saw a red-bellied woodpecker up close. Also a very large soft shell turtle with its neck extended out as far as it could go while swimming at a very slow speed, just past the waterfall on the Gorge Trail. Great place for seeing many animals in natural surroundings. Just yesterday saw a mink running across the rocks in the creek with a frog hanging out of its mouth! That was a treasure.
This is a peaceful park. There are nice running/walking trails with stations along the way with minimal equipment and instructions where you can do simple workouts and stretches. There are well-built and fun playgrounds with picnic areas, bathrooms, a beautiful lake with fishing allowed and paddle boats to rent. The park is easy to find, and the workers are friendly. It is $10 for a yearly pass and $3 for a day pass to drive into the park. There are large parking areas. Also, in the middle of the park is a nature center and a reconstruction of an old town.
Great spot to visit with the family and it is definitely kids friendly. You can bring your food to grill (dont forget the charcoal and lighter). The picnic area is nice. There is a splash pad where the kids can enjoy themselves playing in water and/or run around in the playground. The entry is $3 for a daily pass for the locals (Hamilton county residents), $5 for non-locals. The annual pass is $10 for locals and $14 for non-locals. Worth the price and it is highly recommended.
My favorite and most frequented Great Parks! The trails are beautifully shaded and change nicely with the seasons. For those that dont visit often, the lake trail is usually the most popular and the most crowded after work hours mid-week and on weekends. I suggest you explore the other trails less-traveled like the Gorge Trail and Parcourse Trail...even the pavilion loop. They are usually quieter, the Parcourse Trail is wide, peaceful and offers the extra workout if you want it.
Beautiful park, lots to see and do. No place to park. One should expect on a beautiful weekend to find it hard to park, just keep that in mind. The park has trails to walk, playgrounds to play on, and a lake to paddleboat. There is a pavilion where you can get ice cream or a lunch with plenty of shade for hot days. There is an entrance fee (currently it is $3 a day, or $10 for a 1 year pass). If you get the pass, it includes access to all other Hamilton County parks.
Hands down this place is awesome! Has everything for family to just walking with your dog. Photo opportunities every where. Next to a golf course, the Harbor has a small water park for kids to play, a shelter to eat and enjoy the view. Lots of lodges for events or parties. You can do a single pass for the day but cheaper to get a years pass. Bathrooms located through out the park. Lots of trails, most of them are paved but they have some that are gravel.
I metal detect here often. I almost always pick up surface trash for a half hour after detecting. I went in to the gift shop to ask for a plastic bag to use for trash. I was first told No, that they are for paying customers only. Once I explained what I needed it for, I was then asked if I planned on purchasing anything because they were busy. I just left... Without cleaning up anything!!!!! So much for taking care of OUR parks.
One of our favorite parks to visit. Fun for the whole family. Great trails, playgrounds, plenty of shelters and picnic areas, pet friendly, and activities for everyone young to old. Fish, kayak, canoe, paddle boat, or just go exploring. Wildlife is abundant, we have seen everything from squirrels and snakes to turtles and ducks. Lots of native plant species on the trails. 4 waterfalls and nice sized lake.