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Help us clean up Kingswood on April 28.

Warmer weather has us itching to get outdoors, and we've been working hard to ensure our township parks are ready for extra guests. Join us this Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to noon as we spruce up Kingswood for the season.  

Individuals, families, community groups and businesses are all invited to help as we maintain trails and remove litter from the park. Our version of spring cleaning will take place rain or shine. We ask that volunteers wear closed-toe shoes and bring work gloves. Please park and meet near the maintenance shop where township staff will be on hand to provide further directions.

Participation waivers and registration details are available on our website. Hope to see you there!
 
Warren County will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 28.
Safely Dispose of Unwanted Prescriptions This Weekend

Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff's Office will be on hand at the Arbor Square Kroger store this Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect your unused or expired prescriptions and other unwanted over-the-counter medications as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This service is free and no questions are asked.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an initiative to help prevent the abuse, theft or accidental overdose of prescription drugs by providing a safer way to dispose of them. Studies show that the majority of abused prescriptions are obtained from family and friends. Last fall, Americans turned in more than 912,000 pounds of prescription drugs at nearly 10,000 sites across the country.

The Warren County take-back site is located at 5100 Terra Firma Drive. Due to safety considerations, liquids and syringes cannot be accepted. For more details, visit our website.
  
Trustees Will Hold Public Hearing for Cincinnati Golf Center Rezoning Case May 1

The Deerfield Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 1, at 6 p.m. to consider an application that would change the way property at the Cincinnati Golf Center is zoned and used. The township is being asked to rezone the property from general business use to a residential multifamily planned unit development.  

A resource guide that explains Deerfield's rezoning process, outlines the criteria used to make decisions about rezoning requests and provides a timeline of the Cincinnati Golf Center case can be found on our website. Anyone interested in providing feedback to the trustees is invited to attend the May 1 meeting. Comments also can be provided in writing to Sam Hill, the township's planning and zoning director, at shill@deerfieldtwp.com.
  
The 12th annual Butterfly Walk and 5K race takes place in Cottell Park May 12.
Help Fight Childhood Cancer at Annual Butterfly Walk and 5K May 12

Deerfield Township's Cottell Park once again will welcome individuals and families fighting to wipe out childhood cancer as the host of the 12th annual Butterfly Walk and 5K benefiting CancerFree KIDS, a nonprofit organization that funds childhood cancer research.  

The day includes a timed 5K race, 1-mile inspiration walk and junior jog, as well as music, food, games, crafts and pony rides. Worldwide, approximately 250,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Since 2007, the CancerFree KIDS Butterfly Walk and 5K has raised more than $954,000 and hopes to cross the $1 million threshold this year.

The race begins at 8:45 a.m., while the festival continues until 1 p.m. Please note that a portion of Irwin Simpson Road and Wilkens Boulevard will be closed from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. for the race.  For more information or to register, visit our website .
  
Township trustees and staff members joined Duke Energy representatives to celebrate Earth Day.
Thanks to Everyone Who Celebrated Our Parks This Month!

It's been a busy month for Deerfield's Parks and Recreation team!  

On April 19, we hosted an early Earth Day celebration in Roberts Park to recognize the planting of 12 new trees, funded in part with support from a grant by the Duke Energy Foundation.

Two days later, on April 21, we officially opened the new Carter Park Archery Range, Greater Cincinnati's first free, outdoor archery range, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugural class. The range will soon welcome lots of young people with summer camps for those interested in learning this oldest of sports.

We hope township residents and visitors will get much enjoyment from both new additions in the coming months.
The Carter Park Archery Range opened to the public on April 21.
Calendar Check

Make a note of these upcoming township meetings:
  • Board of Trustees Regular Meeting: Tuesday, May 1, 6:00 p.m.
  • Deerfield Regional Stormwater Board Meeting: Tuesday, May 8, 6:00 p.m.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Meeting: Thursday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.
To view details or additional events, visit our website calendar.
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