byBridgett Raffenberg Here we are with another installment of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati“. Today we’re featuring a park that’s a bit north of town – Voice of America Park. Voice of America Park is a 435 acre park and is part of the Butler County MetroParks. The park sits just north of a heavily laden shopping district on Cox Road (off Tylersville Road). Once you get out onto the lake or onto the 1.4 mile paved walking path, you quickly forget about the hustle and bustle that sits just a few blocks away. The park is serene and the scenery is gorgeous! I went specifically to walk and found the trail to be very nice. It is paved and wide with very few inclines/hills. The path winds all around the lake and features a few areas where one can stop to admire the scenery and wildlife along the way. The 35 acre lake is stocked and they allow fishing year round (with license if applicable). There’s a bait and tackle shop that’s open March – October . The bait and tackle shop is also the spot to go if you’re dying to get out on the water, as they rent boats as well.
Between the parking lot and the lake you’ll find a large play structure for the kiddos. The park’s Ronald Reagan Lodge is a lakeside banquet hall that can be reserved for your gathering of up to 250 people. They also have a gazebo between the lodge and the lake that can be rented by the day. Voice of America Park is located just north of Tylersville Road at 7850 VOA Park Drive.
Butler County Parks do require a parking sticker which is, at current time, $5 a day or $10 per year
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