“Your MetroParks remain available for your use,’’ said Kelly Barkley, the parks’ community relations coordinator. “Over the years we have received some federal support for special projects but day-to-day operations and public programs are paid for from the MetroParks general budget…”
The budget is funded primarily from a .5, voter-approved levy, along with user fees, Barkley said.
Among the parks in the system that will be open are Dudley Woods in Liberty Township, Voice of America Park in West Chester Township and Rentschler Forest in Fairfield Township.
Planned programs at all parks will continue as scheduled. The parks will remain open from dawn to dusk unless posted otherwise.
Admission is free, but a parking permit is needed. They are free to Butler County residents. One-time permits are $5 or annual permits are $10.
Information: 513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net