Do I need to become a member or pay a fee to visit Valley View?
Valley View was preserved for the benefit of everyone in our area. It is free of charge to visit the property. Nevertheless, supporting Valley View members and generous donations are the reason we have been able to accomplish all that we have to date and are crucial to our ability to maintain the property, equipment and continue to create great outdoor experiences for all ages. If you like what you see and value our efforts, your membership is a great way to show your support. Click here to learn how to become a member or to make a donation.
Is Valley View handicap accessible?
Unfortunately, not at this time. While many of our trails are flat, they are simply mowed grass. We are working toward funding a capital project that will improve access and make this a more inclusive site. Accessibility for all is especially important to us as we have a large retirement community and elementary school bordering our property.
How can I access the property?
Valley View has two primary access points to the trails. You can park either behind Pattison Elementary School (5330 South Milford Road) at the southern end of the property or at Arrowhead Farm (790 Garfield Avenue).
What are the available amenities?
Valley View is primitive. We do our best to minimize our impact and keep it as natural an unaltered as possible. You can explore more than 5 miles of mowed trails open for walking (dogs and people), running, non-motorized bicycling and horseback riding. New trail markers will be installed in the spring of 2017 for those who would like to follow designated pathways through wooded areas, open prairie or along the river. Fishing is permitted along our stretch of the East Fork River and camping is allowed with permission and a completed permit. We do suggest you plan ahead for your visit, we do not have restrooms on site.
We do not have rangers or representatives on site, however the City of Milford's emergency services are nearby and generally familiar with the Valley View property. Milford police do patrol the property and are familiar with the access points. Please call 911 in the case of emergency or call the non-emergency number (513)-248-5084 if you need assistance.
What rules must I follow when I visit the property?
Valley View is located within the city limits of Milford. Visitors are welcome dawn to dusk every day. The property is closed after dark. We ask that visitors respect and follow the general rules of the city ordinance and the following
Bikers yield to hikers, runners and horses
Hikers and runners yield to horses
Do not remove plants, wildlife or other natural assets
Leave no Trace –please do not litter
The following are prohibited on Valley View’s property:
Vandalism of any kind
Unauthorized motor vehicles
Hunting or trapping
Excessive speeds on bikes or horses