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Sunrise MetroPark
50 N. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton, Ohio 45402
(937) 275-PARK (7275)
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In spring, this small, quiet area overlooking the Great Miami River is an excellent place to view the river corridor coming back to life. It's most prominent feature is the Observation Area overlooking the point where Wolf Creek flows into the Great Miami River. Bring your fishing poles and an Ohio fishing license and try your luck on the banks, surrounded by impressive views of downtown Dayton. Be on the lookout for migratory birds, raptors and heron, who also love fishing near this MetroPark.

    • This small urban park situated on a high bank above the Great Miami River offers scenic views of the river and the City of Dayton — and a wildlife viewing area. Steps lead down to the river for a closer look.

    • There are no restroom facilities at this location and accessibility is to immediate areas of the paved sidewalks.

    • Directions
      Take Salem Ave. to Riverview Ave. and turn right. Continue onto Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Sunrise MetroPark is on the east side of the road, where the Great Miami River and Wolf Creek meet.

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      Public Transportation
      RTA Bus Route 9
      Take route 9 north on Main Street through downtown to Riverview Avenue and Edwin C. Moses Boulevard. The park is across from this intersection.

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    • Located at the juncture of Wolf Creek and the Great Miami River in Dayton, this small park is an excellent place to watch a surprising parade of wildlife including waterfowl, night herons, gulls, and sometimes bald eagles and ospreys.

Visitor Information

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 39.7581
Longitude: -84.206831

Park Hours:
There is access to this park 24 hours a day.

Parking options:
1. Along the curb parallel to the park
2. Along the curb across the street from the park.

Pet Policy:
Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and under control at all times.

School Group Tours:
Schools and other groups may schedule guided tours. Call (937) 275-PARK (7275) to schedule.

Park Features/Amenities
Sunrise MetroPark is a tiny urban oasis conveniently located just north of downtown Dayton. Its walkways are filled with stunning views of the city's skyline that change with the light of day. Prairie plantings and wildflowers draw in wildlife from the adjacent river habitat, and make the park a serene spot for relaxing. Catch a glimpse of the large and graceful blue herons that frequent the area. Watch the Wolf Creek spill into the Great Miami up close from the paved river walkway at the foot of the stairs.
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