Connect to nature with ParkWays

This twice-annual magazine, along with digital resources, keeps you informed about all things MetroParks

ParkWays magazine is distributed twice a year: once in spring and once in late fall. Montgomery County residents receive a copy of ParkWays in the mail, and everyone can pick up a copy at their MetroParks and the 2nd Street Market.

To supplement ParkWays, you’ll find new content all year long throughout our website, on MetroParks’ social media channels and in email newsletters. We’re looking forward to sharing stories about MetroParks’ conservation mission to protect our region’s natural heritage, along with MetroParks’ mission to provide outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. You’ll also find content about how you can enjoy a more sustainable, healthy, active lifestyle, content that highlights special events and programs, and information about how you can enjoy your MetroParks independently — on your own schedule and in your own way.

Below, you’ll find links to MetroParks digital content, the best way to keep up-to-date about programs, events, news, nature-based resources and much more.

If you have friends and family who do not have access to the internet, an email account or use social media, please let them know to call (937) 275-PARK (7275), and our visitor service representatives will help them find what they need.

We look forward to sharing many wonderful MetroParks stories with you!

How to access ParkWays content online

ParkWays Summer/Fall 2024

Five Rivers MetroParks’ magazine is aimed at keeping you and your family informed of all the great activities and programs at each of the MetroParks. It also includes news, park features and articles on different topics related to conservation, wellness and quality of life in the Miami Valley. This one-stop resource for new experiences, new adventures and new ways to connect with our community is delivered to Montgomery County residents free of charge.

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ParkWays Online Blog

Many of the stories you love from ParkWays find their way on, often expanded and incorporating a variety of supplementary photos and videos. Our blog is the go-to place for the latest happenings in your MetroParks, in-depth discussion of park features and programs, how MetroParks accomplishes its mission and ways you can help at home, as well as tips for living a healthier life outdoors.

Read More Program & Event Finder

The online program and event finder on will always have the most current information on program information such as dates, availability (if registration is required), cost (if any), recommended age ranges, and more. Users can sign up for most programs directly on the website, or call 937-275-PARK to request registration with one of our visitor service representatives.

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Subscribe to email newsletters

Subscribe to our newsletters and be one of the first to find out the latest information in your MetroParks. Our email newsletters currently send out once a month per each topic, covering the latest events, programs, news, as well as tips on healthy, outdoor living. Subscribers will also receive important alerts in their parks. We promise to never send spam or sell your information to third parties!


Download the Mobile App

MetroParks visitors can access information about parks and trails easily from their mobile devices. Using the OuterSpatial platform, MetroParks’ mobile application is free and available for both iPhone and Android devices. The app includes offline mapping and navigation — and access continues even without a cell phone signal.

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The mobile app is a one-stop tool users can rely on for accurate, up-to-date information on trails and recreation information throughout MetroParks, the regional paved trail network and river access points.

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