Elk Creek Metropark–Sebald Park Area
eBird Bar Charts by Season
Tips for birding Sebald Park
Sebald Park has a variety of habitats to bird, including paths along Elk Creek, miles of horse trails that go into the woods, as well as mown paths into woods and the more open areas. Parking is abundant and there are restroom facilities onsite. I would advise parking further into park, heading south and away from the playground and shelter areas. Birding in the morning during weekdays is preferred, but at other times, there would be less crowds towards the southern part of the park and back along the horse trails.
From Sue Parks
About Sebald Park
The Sebald Park Area of Elk Creek MetroPark contains 352 acres of land for activities, which includes 10 covered picnic shelters, natural areas, hiking trails, and three playgrounds.
A unique feature of this park area? The only public horse trails in Butler County! There are currently 9.5 miles of trails that are designed for both beginning and seasoned riders.
About Elk Creek Metropark
Located in Madison Township, Elk Creek MetroPark, with over 800 acres, became the largest park within the park system on November 21, 2016.
On this date, a 456.3 acre parcel of land known as the Meadow Ridge Area of Elk Creek MetroPark was combined with the 352 acres in the Sebald Park Area. The Sebald Park Area of Elk Creek MetroPark has been owned and managed by MetroParks since 2014.
This beautiful natural setting provides views of the wooded hills and rolling meadows forming the walls of the creek valley while the open lawn areas of the park serve as recreation space for park customer/owners using the park’s 10 covered picnic shelters and multiple playgrounds for children. Hiking trails are routed throughout the woods and along Elk Creek, which runs the length of the park.
Motor Vehicle Permit Required. Free to Butler County Residents. Non-Residents $5/daily or $10/annually.
From Elk Creek Metropark webpage
Restrooms at locations identified on Elk Creek MetroPark map.