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True warriors and weekend warriors alike can lace up their walking shoes for the Warrior 150 Challenge. The Warrior 150 Challenge is one of several community events slated for 2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Dayton VA Medical Center. The challenge was created to encourage health and wellness as well as celebrate the […]

Germanfest Picnic has selected a new site in downtown Dayton, the popular event’s organizer said Wednesday. The Dayton Liederkranz-Turner German Club announced on its Facebook page the event would be held Aug. 11 to Aug. 13 at the RiverScape MetroPark along the riverfront in downtown Dayton. The event marks the 34th annual gathering, which is […]

Five Rivers MetroParks qualified for several of the 2016 OPRA Awards of Excellence. Read the full story in the Winter edition of OPRA Connection.

According to the American Heart Association, the best way to battle heart disease is by maintaining an active lifestyle and healthy diet. Whether you hike, bike, run or paddle, there are myriad outdoor activities that can help you achieve your heart health goals. 1. Hit the trails: The American Heart Association reports three to four […]

One of the most nostalgic places in Butler County received new attention this week when the public learned the site of Monroe’s old LeSourdsville Lake / Americana Amusement Park had been sold. Butler Tech purchased 36 acres for expansion, and the city plans to develop part of the land which later included Fantasy Farm as park space […]

After all these chilly days, we are chomping at the bit to get outside and enjoy some sun. Here are a few ways to enjoy the nice weather this weekend, which, according to our weather partner WHIO.com, is supposed to be lovely: sunny and in the high 50s-low 60s. Get the full weekend forecast from WHIO.com. Read […]

This is your great-grandma’s cooking class. Using authentic recipes from the 1880s—with instructions like “stir until ready,” measurements such as “a walnut-sized piece of butter,” ingredients such as “saleratus” (baking powder), and tools that include a wood-fired stove—the food being produced at the Carriage Hill MetroPark isn’t exactly modern fare. But it can help you […]

New this year: educators and health professionals can earn continuing education credits, Connect to Nature Site Certification program to be unveiled  Teachers, industry professionals and families are invited to discover new ways to connect children to nature during the sixth annual Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside Summit, held on Saturday, March 11, at Wegerzyn […]

Five Rivers MetroParks is taking the next step in implementing its 10-year comprehensive master plan by developing park site master plans for individual parks. To engage citizens in the planning process, MetroParks is hosting open houses in February and March, as well as inviting the public to provide feedback online or by calling Five Rivers […]

Five Rivers MetroParks and Wright State University have partnered to offer four presentations to inspire a sense of adventure in outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels as part of the biennial Adventure Speaker Series. Kicking off in February, these engrossing, all-ages talks cover such topics as biking, hiking and paddling. “The Adventure Speaker Series is […]

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