About Us

For more than 60 years, Five Rivers MetroParks has been connecting people with nature in the Dayton, Ohio region.


This is why protecting open space and natural areas is at the heart of the mission of MetroParks, which protects nearly 16,000 acres of forests, grasslands, farmlands and wetlands. Conservation efforts focus on river corridors and areas surrounding our parks, preserving habitat on the largest scale possible so that wildlife, flora and fauna have better places to live and thrive.

You’ll find all this nature at 30 locations, which includes 18 parks, conservation areas and the 2nd Street Market. These locations provide an abundance of outdoor experiences, whether you want to sit under a pavilion and enjoy live music, mountain bike some of the region’s most challenging terrain, or just unwind in the outdoors.

Not sure what you want to experience? Not a problem. MetroParks offers many events, programs and activities that allow you to explore your options and build your outdoor skills. We’ll be your guide until you’re ready to take on the RiverScape River Run, spend a weekend backpacking, cycle across town or start a community garden.

MetroParks is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.

We owe a huge thanks to the residents of Montgomery County, who support MetroParks with a property tax levy, as well as to staff, volunteers, community partners, sponsors and donors who make it possible for MetroParks to be the conservation leader of a vital, active and nature-based community. Thank you for joining us on this awesome adventure.

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