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  Germantown MetroPark
Germantown MetroPark
(Main Entrance) 7101 Conservancy Road, Germantown, Ohio 45327
(Nature Center) 6910 Boomershine Rd, Germantown, OH 45327 - (937) 275-PARK (7275)
 
   
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What better place to come to on a hot summer day than a cool trail through a wooded ravine? Woodland warblers, scarlet tanager and wood thrush can be heard hiking the 15-plus miles of trails (including the Twin Valley Backpacking Trail), some easy, some hard, all worth the trek. A field full of meadowlarks and a recently burned prairie are rapidly sprouting new growth. Visit the Germantown MetroPark Nature Center from 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and get a glimpse of nature up close at the Window on Wildlife. Visit the dam and see part of the Miami Conservancy District’s flood control system.

 
    • A world of wilderness awaits with an underground Nature Center and panoramic views. Elevated boardwalks and miles of scenic trails. Only 20 minutes from Dayton the park enables users to hike, kayak, fish, picnic, fossil collect and many other exciting adventures.


    • In the 1930's, the heavily wooded areas above and below the dam were set aside for public use and enjoyment by the Miami Conservancy District. The 3 C's and WPA projects built shelters, picnic areas, graded roads and built hiking trails along Twin Creek during the depression era. Five Rivers MetroParks assumed operations of the area in 1967. Germantown Reserve was opened to the public on April 1, 1967.

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    • There are two ADA accessible parking sites at the Nature Center's parking lot and two located at each reservable shelter and or restroom area. Both of the public restrooms have an accessible stall. Drinking fountains are ADA accessible at the restroom facilities.


    • Directions
      Germantown MetroPark can be accessed by ST RT 4 south and then heading west on Manning Road. Turning south on Conservancy Road will take you to the main park while turning south on Boomershine Road will lead you to the Nature Center, Sled Hill, and the Reservable Shelters.

      Public Transportation
      RTA Bus Route 42
      Take route 42 west from downtown to Market and South Main streets. Continue west along Market Street to Creek Road. Turn north onto Creek Road. The entrance to Germantown MetroPark is one to two miles.

      Plan a Bus Trip!
      Learn about RTA's Bike Rack Program

    • Germantown MetroPark is the most diverse and significant natural area managed by MetroParks. The size, quality, and age of the woodlands are exceptional. Steep topography and varied moisture gradients make for a variety of forest types and microhabitats. Many species of plants and animals here are found nowhere else in Montgomery County. The park also contains large open grasslands, cedar glades, dry hillside prairies, all stages of natural succession, several ponds, and an exceptionally high quality stream, Twin Creek. The park also benefits from the fact that it still is surrounded largely by agricultural land and the wooded Twin Creek corridor.
Visitor Information

GPS Coordinates:
Main Entrance:
Latitude: 39.645995
Longitude: -84.40714

Nature Center:

Latitude: 39.641357
Longitude: -84.431159

Park Hours:

  • April 1 - Oct. 31, 8 am – 10 pm
  • Nov. 1 - March 31, 8 am – 8 pm
  • Closed Christmas and New Year's Day

Nature Center Hours:
Sat. - 1 PM to 4 PM
Sun. - 1 PM to 4 PM

Closed on December 22, 23, 25 and New Years Day

Parking: Free parking is available. See map.

School Group Tours:
Available by request. Call to schedule.
View a list of Field Trips

Pet Policy:
Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and under control at all times.

Additional Addresses:
Sledding Hill:
6206 Boomershine Road, 45327

Park Features/Amenities
The 1665-acre MetroPark is filled with spectacular ravines, towering trees, wildflowers, meadows, prairies, and excellent opportunities to observe wildlife.
 
 
 
 
 
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