Parties & Picnics


Parties & Picnics


Woven picnic basket on a picnic table covered in a red and white checkered tablecloth

When it comes to parties & picnics, whether it’s for two or two hundred, our big lands have the spaces to make your get-together special.

Blanket on the green

Find a cozy spot to graze while soaking up some Vitamin D!

Pack up a simple snack, grab a brown bag order to-go or bring out the fancy wicker baskets — eating outside is a perfect opportunity to focus on you, your close ones and the world around you.


Immerse yourself in big land flower beds, meadows and prairies at Glenwood Gardens or get vintage vibes at Withrow Preserve where you can situate yourself in open spaces near a historical house complete with a hillside gazebo and a ton of wildflowers.

Ask our how-to-be-outside guides for the perfect spot to see wildlife whether you’re traveling solo or looking for a drop-in wildlife friend!

Dog laying in the grass near people having a picnic on a blanker

Work from wild

Change up the scenery for a lunch break or a creative reboot!

Take remote working to a new level and treat yourself to fresh air benefits as you harness the energy to start the day, shift gears for the second half or untangle a busy mind after a whirlwind week.

Get big views of the Ohio River with a promenade picnic at Fernbank Park or get away from it all at Farbach-Werner Preserve’s accessible oasis complete with butterfly garden.

Ask our how-to-be-outside guides for the perfect spot to set up shop if you want to work from wild for the day!

Picnic table nestled among trees at a park

Host a big party

Celebrate every day or that special day with a reservable space!

Choose from 60 reservable shelters (otherwise first-come, first-served) or stand-alone picnic areas with grills spread across the region that would be perfect for your big day full of food and fun.


Go totally formal for weddings or proms against the gorgeous backdrop of Winton Woods at our full-service Mill Race Banquet Center, you pick the menu, we do all the preparations – or pack your coolers and partner with friends or family to host a huge gathering at Sharon Woods where wild adventures are within reach of the main course!

Ask our experienced event planners how to choose the best location for your event and learn about all the amenities that our destinations have to offer.

Table set for outdoor event with glasses of water, salads and a cupcake
Bed of purple coneflowers near a paved walking trail

Discover your hidden nature

Never before has our community been so aware of big land benefits. Out here, the transformative force of nature, that lives within us and around us, is activated. We’re putting the power of wild and the promise of well within reach.