The Richards Firm Volunteers at MetroParks of Butler County, Ohio

The Richards Firm is excited to announce that it will be volunteering as a Trail Maintenance Steward for MetroParks of Butler County.  As part of the firm’s efforts to help make 2021 a better year for all of us, including local non-profits and other community organizations, The Richards Firm will be hiking trails at the various Butler County parks for several hours a month to pick up trash, move branches and limbs, and take pictures of any issues that need to be addressed by operations staff.

Now that we’re back to warmer weather and longer days, you should take advantage of all the great outdoor opportunities at the 10 accessible parks that make up the MetroParks of Butler County.  The parks are open daily from 8am until dark.

You and your family can enjoy family fun and recreation within nearly 5,000 acres of green space. The many amenities available to enhance your park experience include natural and paved trails for hiking, biking, running, or walking. There are also numerous play areas, fishing spots, reservable facilities, shelters and camp sites, a dog park, and a reservable athletic complex. Water recreation is made possible through creeking, as well as rentable kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, and stand-up paddleboards. Regularly scheduled programs and fun special events will also add to your enjoyment of the parks.

As a land management conservation agency, MetroParks promotes many opportunities to explore life outdoors by protecting at least 80% of all land holdings and managing them as natural landscapes. In doing so, MetroParks protects valuable outdoor resources and increases native plant and wildlife diversity to enhance your experience in these beautiful open spaces and breath-taking views. In addition to enhancing the quality of life of so many people in the area, these parks provide a positive economic impact for this entire region.

The MetroParks network consists of Bicentennial Commons, Elk Creek, Four Mile Creek, Fovernor Bebb, Indian Creek, Voice of America, Chrisholm, Forest Run, Gilmore, Great Miami River Trail, and Rentschler Forest.

Learn more at their website:

Protecting greenspace close to home is extremely important.  Our natural habitat inspires a personal connection between where we live and our mind, body, and spirit.  Individuals can support the MetroParks of Butler County by making donations, giving through community foundations, planned giving, and memorial bench donation.

For more information, visit their website at

You can also join the Friends of MetroParks of Butler County, which includes several benefits such as a monthly newsletter about park activities and events, discounts on special events and programs, invitations to Members Only events, and attendance at the Annual Meeting to have a voice in Friends’ activities.

The Friends of MetroParks of Butler County is an Ohio non-profit group of private citizens who have come together to sponsor programs and activities that promote the use of all of the MetroParks of Butler County, assist in raising funds, securing donations and applying & obtaining grant monies to further the mission of MetroParks of Butler County, increase public awareness of MetroParks of Butler County (Ohio) facilities and opportunities for conservation, education and recreation, identify and assist in implementing improvements to all of the parks, and support volunteerism in the parks.

You can also support our local greenspace by volunteering.  For more information regarding volunteering, visit MetroParks website here:  The volunteering aspect includes a simple and quick application process. And your reward is a perfect excuse to hike or participate in other outdoor activities on a regular basis.  We hope that you will join us by volunteering.

Serving Our Local Community

The Richards Firm is your local, trusted personal injury firm handling cases involving vehicle or truck accidents, dog bites, products liability, premises liability, nursing home negligence, and other personal injuries matters.  We can help you navigate those complexities, and we will always provide justice with a family approach.

The Richards Firm by Hamilton, Ohio attorney Rhys Richards in April 6, 2020 and is proud to be part of the ongoing renaissance in downtown Hamilton. Hamilton continues to experience a rebirth as an urban destination in Butler County.  The Richards Firm remains dedicated to the idea of serving the community not just as a law firm but as an active participant in other community activities. We are pleased to be a part of this exciting opportunity to support our local Butler County parks.

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