Sponsorships can increase your company's visibility within the community in a positive way
Increase Brand Recognition
As a sponsor, your business will receive unique opportunities tailored to bring brand awareness to thousands of residents in and around the Miami Valley, through signage, social media, our website, newsletters, media and more.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Find the program or event that aligns with your business goals and target audience, and we can create a sponsorship that works within your budget.
Support the Mission
Five Rivers MetroParks’ mission is to protect the region’s natural heritage and provide outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. Programs and events encourage people of all ages to get out and live by promoting a healthier lifestyle and incorporating fun.
The Adventure Summit
The Adventure Summit is a joint production of Five Rivers MetroParks and Wright State University. Through inspiring presentations, hands on skill building session and adventure competitions the summit showcases Dayton, Ohio as the “Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest.” The event takes place every other year in February.
Attendance: ~7,000 | Audience: Outdoor enthusiasts, students
Make A Difference Day
Community members of all ages will work at various sites throughout the Dayton area. Make a Difference Day is considered the nation’s largest day of service. Make a Difference Day has been taking place for more than 20 years and has worked with millions of volunteers throughout the United States. Five Rivers MetroParks has participated in the program in various capacities during the past few years.
Attendance: ~500 | Audience: Families, groups, volunteers | Download Sponsor Sheet
Adopt-A-Park presented by DP&L
More than 2,000 Miami Valley residents will participate in Five Rivers MetroParks’ Earth Day celebration, Adopt-A-Park. Volunteers spend the morning in parks and other areas across Montgomery County followed by a free lunch at RiverScape MetroPark.
Attendance: ~2,000 | Audience: Families | Download Sponsor Sheet
The Explorer program is a career orientation and experience program for young people ages 14-20 who are interested in law enforcement careers or a related field. The program, operated by the Five Rivers MetroParks Ranger Department in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America, promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.
Bike to Work Day presented by Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
More than 750 cycling enthusiasts come together every May at RiverScape MetroPark for a free pancake breakfast and music at the region’s largest celebration of biking as a means of transportation in the Miami Valley!
Attendance: ~750 | Audience: Athletic | Download Sponsor Sheet
Summer Music Series presented by Cox Media Group
The Summer Music Series takes place at RiverScape MetroPark. The series includes Pickin’ in the Park presented by Mikesells, R&B Hot Summer Music and Big Band Nights. All performances take place on either Thursday or Friday evening May-August.
Pickin’ in the Park: ~1,000 attendees per night – 3 performances | R&B: ~650 attendees per night – 3 performances | Big Band: ~1,100 attendees per night – 5 performances | Download Sponsor Sheet
Summer Fitness at RiverScape
Fitness programs (yoga and Zumba) are held under the pavilion at RiverScape on Saturdays throughout the summer.
Zumba: 80-100 attendees per session – 6 sessions | Yoga: 80-100 attendees per session – 6 sessions | Download Sponsor Sheet
City Beets is an eight-week gardening and leadership program for 12- to 15-year-olds. Participants grow food at Possum Creek MetroPark while learning leadership skills. Teens must apply, interview and then be selected for the program. Program participants will grow vegetables, learn leadership and job skills, sell food at the 2nd Street Public Market, take local volunteer field trips, learn about where food comes from and food systems and prepare harvested food.
Youth and Family Healthy Foods Programming
Year-round family programs are held at Possum Creek Farm focusing on where food comes from, healthy eating and food preparation. The program uses fresh, local (sometimes organic) product.
Annual Volunteer Appreciation Events
Each year, we recognize and appreciate more than 600 MetroParks volunteers. In 2016 we are introducing “choose your own adventure” where volunteers can pick from four special outings planned just for them.
Attendance: ~600 | Audience: Seniors
Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience
More than 15,000 visitors attend the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience, the Midwest’s premiere festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle. This two-day event, held in the fall, features outdoor activities, an exhibitor village, competitions, music, a craft beer garden, food, camping and activity demos; it offers something for everyone, from the budding weekend warrior to the hardcore outdoor enthusiast. Learn more about sponsorship benefits.
Audience: ~15,000 | Audience: Outdoor enthusiasts, families | Download Sponsor Sheet
Ice Rink at RiverScape MetroPark
Ice skating is a fun and exciting activity that the entire family can enjoy at the Ice Rink at RiverScape MetroPark. Every year, the rink draws more than 20,000 skaters who come out to enjoy it for personal pleasure, lessons, as part of a sports group, birthday parties and class trips. The ice rink is open November through February for great brand exposure.
Attendance: ~20,000 | Audience: Families | Download Sponsor Sheet