Parks & Recreation
Union Township currently operates and maintains three parks: Veterans Memorial Park, Clepper Park, and Mt. Carmel Park. The township views the parks as a major asset, providing both active and passive recreational activities for all to enjoy. All Union Township Parks are pet-friendly.
If you are interested in reserving one of the park shelters at Veterans or Clepper Park all reservations are done online. Please check the calendar for availability on the facility reservation calendar and make a reservation online.
The parks are open from dawn to dusk. There is no charge for a resident of Union Township; there is $100 charge for a non-resident of Union Township (check made payable to Union Township Board of Trustees).
Ivy Pointe Walking Trail is a pet-friendly park. There are Mutt-Mitts available. The shelters are available for use without reservations. Track Measurements: Inner Measurement: 1,800 feet; Outer Measurement: 4,750 feet
Shor Park shelter can be reserved through Clermont County at 513-732-2977. Shor Park is a pet-friendly park.
- Shelter A: located by the restrooms with eight tables and electrical outlets
- Shelter B: located by the playground and pond with four tables and electrical outlets
- Shelter C: located by the helicopter with one table and electrical outlets
- Track Measurements: Inner Measurement-1,340 feet; Outer Measurement-4,084 feet
- Catch and Release fishing allowed at the pond
- Shelter A: located by the playground with six tables and electrical outlets
- Shelter B: located by the playground with two tables and no electrical outlets
- Shelter C: located to the left of the restrooms with two tables and no electrical outlets
- Shelter D: located by the walking trail with one table and no electrical outlets
- Track Measurements: Inner Measurement-1,948 feet; Outer Measurement-5,538 feet
- Catch and Release fishing allowed at the pond
If you are interested in reserving time on one of the baseball diamonds, you can do so by filling out the necessary form (PDF). You can submit the form by uploading it or you can submit it to Matt Taylor at the Union Township Service Department located at 4312 Glen Este-Withamsville Road.
Mt. Carmel Park is the township’s smallest park, often referred to as a “Pocket Park.” It is a neighborhood park to serve the Mt. Carmel area. Mt. Carmel Park is a beautiful green space located at Dameron Lane and Ravenwood Court. This neighborhood park includes a completely equipped playground area with several benches throughout.
Veterans Memorial Park remains one of the most popular gathering places in Union Township. With a wide range of amenities, the park is the perfect setting for numerous events throughout the year. The 25-acre park offers all types of recreational facilities, including tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, and cornhole. A walking track, playground, fitness trail, and fishing pond add to the appeal of the park. Families and groups can enjoy sheltered and unsheltered picnic areas with grills. These shelters can be reserved by residents, and not-for-profit organizations at no charge.
Day-to-day maintenance includes mowing and trimming the soccer fields, baseball fields and play areas, trash removal, keeping the restroom facilities clean and in working order, dragging the baseball fields, repairing and replacing playground equipment, and pruning and mulching the landscaped areas.
Union Township views its parks as a major attraction, providing both active and passive recreational facilities for all to enjoy, and our 50-acre Clepper Park is no exception.
With entrances from Summerside and Barg Salt Run Roads, the park offers basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a football field, walking track, fishing lake, and an equipped playground area. Sheltered and unsheltered picnic areas with grills and public restrooms complete the full range of facilities found at Clepper Park. All the shelters have picnic tables that are handicap accessible. These shelters can be reserved by residents, and not for profit organizations at no cost.
The Service Department operates and maintains Clepper Park, including repairing and replacing existing playground equipment, installing new benches and trash containers, dragging the baseball fields, mowing and trimming the soccer and football fields and play areas, trash removal, maintenance of the restroom facilities, and pruning and mulching the landscaped areas.
This walking trail is located on Ivy Pointe Boulevard. It is a pet-friendly walking trail situated on just over eight acres. Ivy Pointe Walking Trail is graced with a paved walking trail, a pond, and a restroom facility. This walking trail is unique in the sense that as the surrounding business district grows, the walking path will eventually encompass the entire business district. The Service Department is very excited about the future development of this incredible green space.
Dedicated on October 22, 2010, Shor Park is the newest addition to recreational facilities available to Union Township residents and visitors. Officially part of the Clermont County Park District, the 56-acre park is located at Tealtown and Schoolhouse roads in Union Township. The land, donated by Sylvia Shor in memory of her late husband, S David Shor, was partially funded by Union Township Trustees. As part of the agreement, only five acres can be developed, and already include parking areas. In the future, picnic shelters and playgrounds may be developed there. The rest of the acreage is dedicated to nature trails, woods and meadows, providing a setting where people can enjoy wildlife and a natural environment.
Currently, the park boasts three walking trails, and it is the second park in the township to welcome dogs.