There are five Butler County parks within 15 miles of Hamilton offering picnic and play facilities comprising 1,100 plus acres supervised by the park department. Rentchler Forest MetroPark and the Line Hill Mound connect to the Great Miami River Trail.
The City of Hamilton has four outdoor splash parks and one indoor swimming pool, one private swim and tennis club. There are two municipal 18-hole golf courses (Twin Run Golf Course and Potters Golf Course). The city has 31 tennis courts, indoor-outdoor tennis club, and an outdoor sports arena. There are many supervised city playgrounds. Boating and water skiing are available on the Great Miami River. Hamilton residents enjoy numerous bike paths and walking trails.
Sixteen miles northwest of Hamilton lies Hueston Woods State Park, with 600-acre Acton Lake, offering complete recreation, camping facilities, lodge and cabins. The Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park offers a unique outdoor display of 30 pieces of sculpture in a natural setting. Recreational sports include Little League, Youth Football, Soccer, and Softball.
The RiversEdge Amphitheater is located on the riverfront between downtown and the German Village Historic District. The development includes a park, trail and the amphitheater and is a popular place for summer concerts. The Booker T. Washington Community Center has 13 acres of parkland with a baseball field, basketball court, tennis, playground and shelter house. Inside the center, residents enjoy using the meeting rooms, game room, gym and indoor swimming pool.
Plans are in place for the Spooky Nook mega sports complex at the former site of the Champion Paper Mill. When completed, it will be one of the largest sports facilities in the U.S. and will include a hotel and convention center.
For those into the arts, the Fitton Center for Creative Arts offers many classes and exhibits. The Fairfield Symphony Orchestra provides musical enjoyment. The Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park features outdoor art. Miami University’s Hamilton campus features a conservatory that is open to the public with many exotic plants to enjoy. The historic Robinson-Schwenn Building on campus is a multi-use center and hosts live music, lectures, art displays and theatrical performances.