Colerain TownshipColerain Township, Ohio is located in Hamilton County and is considered “Cincinnati’s Northwest Connection.” One of twelve townships in the county, this one boasts nearly 60,000 residents, according to the 2010 census. This makes it the largest township in Ohio and it is located around Cincinnati, which is one of the most exciting cities in the country.
Because the township is in close proximity to Cincinnati, there are many things to do. If you don’t want to live in the city, yet wish to partake in the activities that the city has to offer, buying a home in one of the townships on the outskirts of town can be the answer. However, the townships themselves have their own opportunities for fun that the whole family can take advantage of. Colerain Township is no exception, as it is home to many events, parks, and recreational activities that everyone can enjoy.
Things to Do
If you love flowers, then you will enjoy the rain garden that is located in Colerain Park. This is a great opportunity to see various plants that you may not see otherwise. Some of the plants include Joe Pye Weed, Virginia Sweetspire, Blue Flag Iris, Butterfly Bush, Spiderwort, and many others.
When you are looking for something else to do or something big, you can head to nearby Cincinnati to enjoy one of the many festivals, marathons, and other activities. However, those who like a thrill will head to King’s Island where some of the most significant roller coaster in the country exist. People travel far and wide to ride Banshee, Firehawk, The Beast, Vortex, Invertigo, Diamondback, and the other thrill rides. This is the largest amusement park and waterpark in the Midwest. Those living close to King’s Island tend to buy season passes so they can visit the park as much as they like during its operating months.
Parks and Recreation
There are actually 6 community built playgrounds with some of them integrated into the parks. Each playground is different, while some have some of the same activities. The playgrounds are Megaland in Colerain Park, Skyline Park, the Clippard Park Boundless Playground, the Groesbeck Park playground, and the Wert Family Park KaBoom! Playground. Each have elements that are unique from one another so the kids can have a different experience from park-to-park.
If you have children that are interested in sports, there are youth sports opportunities available. The youth sports opportunities consist of spring basketball, spring tee-ball, fall basketball, spring soccer, fall soccer, football, and cheerleading. This means there are many ball fields sprinkled throughout the township that can be utilized when teams aren’t at play.
You also have canoeing opportunities. There are canoe ramps located along the Miami River so you can enjoy the outdoors, a good workout, and the water. The ramps are located at Heritage Park with the second ramp located at the Obergiesing Soccer Complex.
Nonetheless, many of the events in the area occur in Cincinnati. There are concerts and shows at Taft Theater and Reds baseball games at the Great American Ballpark. Just right across the Ohio River from Cincinnati is Newport Aquarium where they conduct specialized events that are designed to entertain the entire family.
The area is also home to DeVry University, Kaplan College, Brown Mackie College, Cincinnati Christian University, Southern Ohio College, ITT Technical Institute, Institute of Medical and Dental Technology, University of Cincinnati, and many more. There are 25 colleges and universities in the area, giving your child many options to stay close when it is time for them to choose where they will go after they graduate high school.