Kings Island, Mystic Live Cam

The largest cincinnati amusement park in the Midwest!


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  • Kings Island
  • 6300 Kings Island Drive - Mason
  • Ohio 45034 - United States
  • 513.754.5700

The largest amusement and water park in the Midwest

There are two shelters available for reservation. The Heritage Oak Park shelter accommodates 80 people. While there are two shelters at Pine Hill Lakes Park, the large shelter by the lake is on a first come, first serve basis and is not available for reservation. A smaller shelter, nestled by the trees in the basin of the park's amphitheater, accommodates 30 people and is a lovely natural setting for family reunions, small corporate picnics, scout outings, and weddings. Reservations require a security deposit of $25 for Mason city residents and $75 for non-residents. This deposit is refundable, provided the facility is left in good condition.

In Mason, volunteer organizations run youth baseball and softball, basketball, soccer, and football programs. Funformason, our program brochure, is mailed to city residents three times a year. Nonresidents may pick up a copy while supplies last at the customer service window in the Mason Municipal Center. The resident rate is for people whose legal, permanent, residential address is within the city limits of Mason. Many homes have Mason addresses but are not actually in the city. The Mason Post Office and the Mason School District serve a much larger area than just the city. The City of Mason offers many programs for residents, from the Citizens' Police Academy to youth sports, from nature programs to adult enrichment classes, from swimming lessons to senior travel.

The City of Mason has parkland and recreational programs for everyone! Six parks, totaling 242 acres, are home to athletic fields, basketball and tennis courts, picnic shelter areas, fishing lakes, hiking trails, playgrounds, and an award-winning swimming pool. Some parks have picnic and other facilities that can be reserved.

Corwin M. Nixon Park has soccer fields and lighted ball diamonds. It is also home to the Lou Eves Municipal Pool, which is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Meadows Park has basketball facilities and a large playground, making it an active neighborhood park.

Thomas P. Quinn Park, another neighborhood park, features a handicap accessible playground along with tennis, basketball, and soccer facilities.

Frank Hosea Woods, the city’s newest neighborhood park, is a wooded area that includes a paved bike path.

The City of Mason Parks & Recreation Department is preparing for the early 2003 opening of the Mason Community Center. Resulting from a unique public partnership with the Mason City School District, the City of Mason will operate and manage this new, state-of-the-art community recreation center that is being built by the school district. Once completed, the Community Center will boast over 150,000 square feet of recreational and leisure facilities and equipment, as well as hundreds of programs and activities. The facility, being built in conjunction with the new Wm. Mason High School, will be open daily for residents of the Mason community to enjoy their leisure and recreation time in a safe, friendly, and enjoyable environment. We encourage you to explore the following pages and discover what the Mason Community Center has to offer to you and your family.

Annual passes to the Mason Community Center will be available to residents and non-residents alike. As a result of the joint partnership between the City of Mason and the Mason City School District, the "resident" rate is applicable to any person who resides in the City of Mason and/or the Mason City School District. The "corporate" rate is available to any person employed full-time within the City of Mason corporation limits. Proof of residency or employment will be required at the time of annual pass purchase, in accordance with department policy. A "family" is a married couple or single adult, and any children residing in the same household and claimed on their most recent federal income tax return. Annual passes will go on sale prior to the Community Center’s grand opening. Watch for updates and announcements on this website and in future city publications.

The Mason Community Center will be available to the community for use when planning your group’s meetings, parties, retreats, or other activities. Rental rates, policies, and procedures are currently being developed and finalized.

Fishing is available at Pine Hill Lakes Park in Mason. The twin lakes are continuously stocked during the fishing season. Fishing passes, which are required to fish, are available at Steve's Custom Rods on Kings Mills Road across from the park, and at the customer service window in the Mason Municipal Center.

In the Mason community, non-profit organizations work with the City of Mason Parks & Recreation Department and the Mason City Schools to provide youth sports opportunities. Practices and games are held in city or school-operated facilities. These volunteer organizations each have their own enrollment dates, eligibility requirements, fees, and schedules.

There are plenty of opportunities for volunteering with the City of Mason! Our needs change over time, so check back regularly to see if there is something to match your interests.

Police Department Volunteer - Duties will include telephone assistance, civilian fingerprinting, providing incident copies and accident reports for the public, general information, and filing. General office procedure and computer skills are required, as well as customer service experience.

Municipal Center Greeter - The Greeter will provide Mason area maps, general brochures on Mason services and events, and give direction to first-time visitors to the appropriate area, usually the customer service counter. The customer service counter will be the focal point for most visitors to the new center. It is a one-stop shop and information center for the residents of Mason. Residents will be able to make a single stop to obtain information, sign up for recreation programs, pay earnings taxes, pay GCWW utility bills, and acquire building permits.

The City of Mason Parks & Recreation Department has so much to offer! Dozens and dozens of classes and programs are offered each year. Add that to 6 parks that include fishing lakes, ball fields, an outdoor swimming pool, walking trails, and an outdoor amphitheater, and you’ll see – The Benefits are Endless!

The Fire Department of the City of Mason provides complete fire and emergency medical services for residents and visitors in Mason. The department is ready to respond to any type of emergency, 24 hours a day. In addition, the department conducts safety classes and inspections, and is always happy to answer your questions about emergency services.

The Police Department of the City of Mason believes that the citizens are its best partner in the prevention and detection of crime. The department provides many services to help keep neighborhoods and business areas safe, and to inform its citizens about safety and crime prevention.