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Five Rivers MetroParks strives to be an active force in the community. Read press releases, staff articles and other messages that get picked up by the media.

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 […]

Former Five Rivers MetroParks chief executive officer Marvin Olinsky will be celebrated for his recent induction into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Jan. 30. A private reception will be hosted at Adventure Central, 2222 James H. McGee Blvd. at 5:15 p.m. Members of the media are invited to attend. Olinsky’s lifelong commitment to […]

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 […]

Dayton resident and long-time Five Rivers MetroParks volunteer Douglas May was selected to receive the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association’s (OPRA) Award of Excellence for Outstanding Youth Leadership. May’s is one of three OPRA Awards of Excellence MetroParks earned in 2016. May, 18, is currently a student at the Ponitz Career Technology Center. He began […]

DAYTON, OH (Jan. 5, 2017) — Five Rivers MetroParks is accepting nominations for its third annual OUTstanding Teacher Award, open to Dayton-area classroom educators who teach any subject from pre-K through high school. Nominations are due Tuesday, Jan. 31. The award includes three nomination categories: Rising Star (less than 10 years of teaching experience) Leader […]

The classroom isn’t the only place where passing grades are crucial. And when it comes to physical activity, passing grades aren’t easy to come by. According to the “United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth,” 75 percent of children in the United States are currently not meeting physical activity recommendations. That […]

Find out how you can explore the outdoors in the new year with Dayton MetroParks. See the video on WDTN.com.

Looking for some ways to celebrate the last day of 2016 that are suitable for the whole family? Here are some of your best bets: Read the full story on Dayton.com.

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