Montgomery’s park system consists of over 96 acres of green space. Currently there are six parks, a nature preserve and pool. Each park is filled with natural beauty and recreation activities for the entire family.
What makes these parks unique among Cincinnati communities is that they are connected by over 10 miles of sidewalks, allowing easy access for all residents. All parks and playgrounds are handicapped accessible.
All of Montgomery’s parks are great destinations, each offering a unique set of features. Many parks have picnic shelters which can be reserved by Montgomery residents. Follow this link to check availability and reserve.
Commemorative Tree and Commemorative Bench Programs – Honoring a special someone in your life on their birthday, anniversary, as a memorial or other special occasion, is a wonderful gift to that person and your community. Your gift will provide beauty and value while enhancing the City’s parks. Most of all, your gift will be a legacy to our City, creating a more attractive and pleasant place to live, work and play.
Montgomery Park Rules and Regulations
- Parks shall be open to the public from sunrise until 10:00 p.m. According to the Montgomery Code of Ordinances, Section 97.05: No person shall enter or remain within any park (excluding lodges) outside of those hours.
- Alcoholic beverages are only permitted in the park shelters and park lodges , and the patios or decks attached to the lodges, and only when these facilities have been appropriately reserved by application filed with the City. An alcohol permit can be obtained from City Hall.
- No glass containers are permitted in the parks (excluding the lodges).
- No motor vehicles or motor-assisted vehicles shall be operated within a park area not specifically designated or designed for vehicular use. Driving across ball fields, courts or walking paths is prohibited. Consistent with ADA Guidelines governing accessibility, an exception will be recognized to this Rule for persons with disabilities.
- No person shall park or store any motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle or other vehicle within the park, except in paved areas designated for such purpose. Consistent with ADA Guidelines governing accessibility, an exception will be recognized to this Rule for persons with disabilities.
- Vehicular parking shall be prohibited during hours when the park is closed. Vehicles parked in violation of this are subject to ticketing by the Montgomery Police Department. This is accordance to the Montgomery Code of Ordinances, Section 76.04.
- Small cooking fires are permitted but must be confined to the grills provided, fireplaces, or privately owned grills and must be completely extinguished before user leaves the area and no later than 9 p.m.
- No person shall establish or maintain any camp or other temporary lodging place within the park.
- No person shall erect tents, moonwalks, or other such structures or recreational equipment within the park.
- Speed limits shall be 10 mph in parking lots and on roadways.
- Discharge of firearms, air rifles, or arrows is prohibited.
- No hunting of any kind is allowed within the park.
- Shelters are available through reservations at City Hall beginning March 1st for residents and persons employed in the City of Montgomery. A copy of the reservation form must be with the user during the time of the rental. Picnic tables outside for the shelters are available on a first come, first served basis.
- All sport activity areas, when not otherwise reserved for scheduled league play, shall be used on a first come, first served basis.
- Athletic fields may be closed when poor weather conditions warrant.
- No person shall damage, deface or contaminate any land, structure, or fixture of a city park; nor shall any animal, tree, flower, shrub, rock or other mineral be removed, injured or destroyed.
- Persons in the parks must conduct themselves in such a way as to not disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. No person shall play a radio or other sound amplification device so loud as to be an annoyance to other people in the park or to nearby residents. According to the Montgomery Code of Ordinances, Section 132.14: Any noise, sound, music, etc. generated at the lodge or in the park must not be heard outside a distance of 200 feet from its source.
- Persons using parks are expected to exercise reasonable care of the park property and to clean up the area before leaving and dispose of trash. No person shall deposit any garbage, ashes, sewage, refuse, earth or any other waste material other than in receptacles provided for such purposes.
- No person shall place any boat, canoe, raft or other watercraft of any type (except for miniature toy watercraft) upon any pond, stream, fountain or other waters within the boundaries of the park without specific, written approval of the City Manager.
- No person shall swim, bathe, wade or enter into any waters in the park.
- No person shall herd, graze or ride any horse, cattle, mule, donkey, goat or other animal within the park without written approval from the City Manager. Dogs and cats are permitted as long as the pet is held in control by a leash, no longer than six feet in length, in constant control by command, does not conflict with the general public safety, and the owner assumes responsibility for picking up and disposing of the animal’s excrement. Consistent with ADA Guidelines governing accessibility, an exception will be recognized to this Rule for persons with disabilities.
- No person shall sell or offer for sale any article, privilege or service or do any soliciting, begging or peddling within the park.
- No person shall expose, distribute or place signs, advertisement, circular, notice or statement or display banner, emblem or design within the park.
- Where fishing is permitted, only two poles per person may be utilized and licensing must be in compliance with the State of Ohio laws. (persons under 16 years of age not required to have a license.)
- No person shall hit a golf ball or otherwise on any park property.
- No person using the park shall use profane, obscene, threatening or indecent language or shall act in an obscene or indecent manner.
- No person shall repair, wash, wax or do an y type of work on a motor vehicle on park property, except for an unexpected, necessary repair.
- No person shall operate any engine powered model or toy air plane in a park nor launch fire powered rockets or use fireworks.
- Skateboards, roller blades and bicycles are permitted on park paths so long as they do not interfere with pedestrian traffic.
- Tennis court usage shall be limited to one hour if people are waiting. City sponsored events that are open to the public, are exempt from these park rules. Consistent with ADA Guidelines governing accessibility, an exception will be recognized to these Rules for persons with disabilities.