Parks & Recreation

Covid Specific Operational Procedures

(Updated March 3, 2021)
Like other municipalities and service-oriented businesses, we continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation to determine when we will be able to provide all of our previously offered amenities and services. We will take direction from the CDC, the Governor’s Office, State Health Department and the City of Blue Ash administration. In this very fluid time, we will rely on health experts’ advice regarding when to re-open our facilities. 

Up to date information regarding our currently offered services, park and facility closures, and the status of our events and programs can be found below.  Please help us by complying with these closures and reducing your risk of exposure by practicing social distancing while walking, hiking & biking in our parks. We are doing our best to keep everyone safe while still providing outlets for activity and recreation. If you have questions, we are still answering the phones so please don’t hesitate to call us at (513) 745-8550 or email us at recreation@blueash.com.

For more information on the sections listed above, please refer to the information below.  Please follow the provided links for additional details.


  • Shelters & Rental Rooms (Updated March 3, 2021)
    • We are not currently accepting any new rental facility requests for rental rooms at neither the Recreation Center or Summit Park at this time.  When we are safely able to open our facilities and group gathering limitations allow, we will notify the public and we will begin taking reservations again. 
    • Shelter reservations may be made in person at the Blue Ash Recreation Center.  All reservations will be subject to current group gathering limitations.
    • If facility closures or gathering restrictions are still in place within two weeks of your upcoming rental our staff will be reaching out to you to discuss options for rescheduling.
    • Please visit www.coopercreekblueash.com for information regarding the Cooper Creek Event Center venue availability.
  • City of Blue Ash Parks - All City of Blue Ash Parks are open for general use of the walkways, paths and bikeways.  Please practice social distancing when using these spaces.  Summit Park specific information is detailed out below.
    • Restrooms - All restrooms will be open beginning Monday, June 8.
    • Playgrounds - City of Blue Ash playgrounds will be open as of June 10.  This also includes the water area of the Nature Playscape. As a reminder, wash your hands regularly and always before & after playground use, social distance while using equipment, and please do not use the playground or visit the park if you feel ill or have been in contact with someone with a positive case of Covid-19. 
  • Summit Park
    • Farmers Market - please check back for information regarding 2021 operations and dates.
    • Summit Park Restaurants
    • Dog Park  - currently open.
    • Summit Park Group Fitness - please check back for information regarding 2021 operations and dates.
    • Rental Rooms (Updated March 3, 2021)
      • We are not currently accepting any new rental facility requests for rental rooms at neither the Recreation Center or Summit Park at this time.  When we are safely able to open our facilities and group gathering limitations allow, we will notify the public and we will begin taking reservations again. 
      • If facility closures or gathering restrictions are still in place within two weeks of your upcoming rental our staff will be reaching out to you to discuss options for rescheduling.
    • Zagster - Zagster has announced it will no longer offer service in the City of Blue Ash. In a letter to City Administration, the bike-share company said the move was necessary due to COVID-19’s impact on its business. Zagster will be informing members directly of the situation and will be removing bikes and racks in the coming weeks.
    • Observation Tower  - The Observation Tower is currently open.
  • Blue Ash Events - The events and programming team is working hard to come up with creative ways to keep our community engaged.  Please check out our social media for the most up to date information regarding upcoming programming and fun interactive posts.
    • Please click here for more detailed information regarding upcoming event offerings.
  • Sandtrap Grill - please visit the website for current hours and menu.
  • Golf Course - The Blue Ash Golf Course is open for play.  There have been some significant changes to the current operations, including online only reservations.  For a complete list of operational changes and to make a tee time please visit www.blueashgolfcourse.com.
  • Cooper Creek Event Center

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