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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.

DAYTON, OH (July 17, 2017) — The process of rebuilding the Tree Tower at Cox Arboretum MetroPark will begin on Monday, July 17, when crews begin to disassemble the 65-foot structure. Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pike, will remain open during the rebuilding process.  The Tree Tower is expected to be rebuilt by the end […]

Learn more about Dayton Regional Rowing, the nation’s only Community Olympic Development Program for the sport, at this annual event. DAYTON, OH (June 12, 2017) — The second annual Try Rowing Olympic Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Eastwood MetroPark Lake, 1401 Harshman Road. After a brief lesson about rowing, […]

Long-term vision for greater downtown’s four river corridors to strengthen economic development, protect the region’s natural heritage and support outdoor recreation opportunities. DAYTON, OH (June 7, 2017) — Five Rivers MetroParks has partnered with the city of Dayton and Miami Conservancy District to develop a comprehensive 20-year master plan for 12 miles of river corridor […]

Five Rivers MetroParks hosts RiverScape Summer Music Series, fitness opportunities and more.  DAYTON, OH (May, 30 2017) — Five Rivers MetroParks will host free music and fitness events at RiverScape MetroPark (237 E. Monument Ave.) this June. The public is invited to four live concerts as part of the RiverScape Summer Music Series, sponsored by […]

DAYTON, OH (May 25, 2017) —New for summer 2017, the 2nd Street Market—located at 600 E. Second St. in downtown Dayton—will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, June 4 through August 27. Sunday offerings from more than 30 vendors include fresh, local produce, prepared food, hand-crafted goods, artisan fare and more. Additionally, […]

If you’re scratching your head and wondering what a “Splash Park” could possibly be, you certainly are not alone.  Splash Parks, or Pads, have become an overnight sensation in many parts of the Midwest as kids and parents alike seek solace from the scorching summer rays. The parks are usually composed of crumb rubber or […]

Last spring, I was excited to see a report from Dave Nolin about his discovery of a rare fern. Nolin is a former administrator for Dayton’s Five Rivers MetroParks and a consummate naturalist. He is passionate about Huffman Prairie, which occupies nearly 100 acres at the southern end of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This prairie […]

Loosen those stretchy pants, folks — it is going to be a gut-busting weekend in the Gem City. There will be plenty of ways to get your drink and eat on, despite a forecast that calls for periods of rain and thunder. Read the full article on Dayton.com.

Miami County will likely join the Great Miami Riverway Coalition, a group working for riverfront investment, promotion and economic development. The organization has close to 20 members from Hamilton to Sidney, including Troy, Piqua, Tipp City, the Miami Conservancy District, Five Rivers MetroParks, Miami County Parks, Montgomery County and Dayton. The Miami County commissioners indicated […]

This edition of WHIO Reports will focus on the Great Miami River and the River Run Project that was developed along Riverscape. Guests will discuss the project and downtown development plans, the regional economy and growth potential as well as safety tips for usage of the river. Read the rest of the story on WHIO.com.

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