Forest Run MetroPark--Wildlife Preserve Area

About this Location

Located at 1810 New London Road in Hamilton, the Wildlife Preserve Area is 82 acres of scenic preserve which includes a playground, restrooms, a water fountain, creek, woods, a prairie, meadows, and a wetland, all of which provide diverse habitat for the variety of area wildlife found here. A raised observation deck affords visitors a view of the prairie while trails run through the woods and meadows and along the wetland. Once used as farmland, the property was donated to MetroParks by the Richard J. Fitton family.

About Forest Run MetroPark

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Forest Run MetroPark, located in Ross Township and bordering the City of Hamilton, consists of 342 acres with three activity areas. They include a variety of natural landscapes and habitats with opportunities for a mix of outdoor activities: Wildlife Preserve Area, Timberman Ridge Area, and Little Dry Run Area. There is also a Welcome Center and Engle House Area (MetroParks’ Administrative Office).

Motor vehicle permits are required to enter the various areas of Forest Run MetroPark. Motor Vehicle permits are free to Butler County residents. Non-residents can obtain motor vehicle permits at $5/daily or $10/annually.


  • Entrance fee

  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Forest Run MetroPark webpage and Wildlife Preserve Area webpage