Dogs at Schappacher Park

Dogs at Schappacher Park
Dogs at Schappacher Park

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Deerfield Township Parks Summer Schedule--Movies and Music

If you live in or near Deerfield Township (north of Cincinnati), you may want to check out the summer movie schedule for parks in that area. 

If movies are not your thing (but music is), come hear the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at Cottell Park on July 6, 2013. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Heat Wave Finally Over?

Have we beat the heat? Hard to tell. Anyway, today was the first night in a long time I was able to visit one of the parks. Went to Cottell. Took Nanook and had a grand old time. Think it's about time to visit a new park though, just because I need to discover more of Southwest Ohio. Stay tuned!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Update on Cottell Park for Pet Owners

I am happy to say I finally discovered the doggie bags at Cottell Park. They are located near the portable toilet by the Veterans' memorial.

Now if only there were more trash cans located around the track. Oh well, I can dream, can't I? :)

Voice of America (VOA) Park

Though I enjoy the parks Warren County has to offer, I am fond of Voice of America park in neighboring Butler County. Instantly, I felt welcome as I entered the park. A patron was quick to point out that Nanook was an "Indy dog," which is correct, he's an Alaskan Malamute, just like George Lucas's dog, Indiana, so hats off to that park visitor.

Everyone at the park seemed friendly. Most people wanted to stop and let their dog "greet" Nanook. The park itself is pet friendly. There are baggies to pick up "stuff" all over the park and plenty of trash cans. I consider trash cans to be a premium because who wants to walk a long distance with warm smelly stuff in hand? Not me! The park path is clearly marked in small increments. The park boasts a 1.4-mile track.

Fishing is just one of the many amenities the park has to offer. There are too many to name here, but for more information, please visit

Sunday, June 26, 2011


The picture shown below is of Schappacher Park (not Cottell).
photo taken of Schappacher Park.

Cottell Park

Cottell Park is located at the corner of Snider Road and Irwin-Simpson Road in Deerfield Township. The historic Snyder House sets in the middle of the park. Locals tell me that at one time, groves of trees dotted the landscape, and back then, visitors would go on hayrides on the property.

Suburban homes now surround the park, making it not quite as natural a setting as Corwin M. Nixon Park but still worth your while. And part of its charm is its convenient location. The park track measures one mile, which makes it easy to record your distance.

The park boasts a quaint pond, a play area, tennis courts, and a veteran’s memorial, among other amenities. The last time I was there, the park advertised summer movie nights on the lawn on Fridays. For more information, please visit