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MetroParks Monthly: Programs & Events for July

Updated June 21st, 2024

Below you’ll find a list of programs and events for all ages, from children to lifelong learners, in addition to MetroParks must-dos, sustainability tips and information on what’s growing in the parks this month. Take a deeper dive into your areas of interest by signing up for MetroParks’ email newsletters and following Five Rivers MetroParks […]

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Paint-A-Park Gallery: Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, June 2024

Published June 21, 2024

This gallery collects artist submissions from the Paint-A-Park program in Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, June 2024. The Paint-A-Park program helps to amplify voices and perspectives that often go unheard by giving all participants the opportunity to share their art on our digital gallery. Each piece submitted is a representation of what people from all over our […]

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Paint-A-Park Gallery: Eastwood MetroPark, May 2024

Published June 21, 2024

This gallery collects artist submissions from the Paint-A-Park program in Eastwood MetroPark, May 2024. The Paint-A-Park program helps to amplify voices and perspectives that often go unheard by giving all participants the opportunity to share their art on our digital gallery. Each piece submitted is a representation of what people from all over our region […]

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2024 City of Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks: What to Expect

Updated June 21st, 2024

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 will be the City of Dayton’s Lights in Flight Fireworks Display at Kettering Field (444 N. Bend Blvd). The fireworks display is planned for 10 PM and admission is free. The official viewing area is Kettering Field. Due to the location of the fireworks, people will likely not be able to […]

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MetroParks to place levy request on November ballot

Published June 14, 2024

At its regularly scheduled meeting today, the Five Rivers MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners (Board) took the first of two required votes to place a levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. The Board unanimously voted in favor of requesting the Montgomery County auditor to certify the amount of a 10-year, 1.0 mill levy. This levy […]

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Plan your next celebration at one of these MetroParks hidden gems

Published June 13, 2024

Between summer holidays, vacations and friendly get-togethers, planning and budgets can start to get out of hand. Luckily, the great outdoors is an affordable, fun venue for your next large family gathering, camping staycation or simple picnic. Five Rivers MetroParks offers dozens of shelters across multiple parks in Montgomery County, many of which offer amenities […]

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7 last minute ideas for an outdoor Father’s Day adventure

Updated June 10th, 2024

Father’s Day is this Sunday and if you are still trying to think of an awesome experience to share with your dad or father figure, consider an outing in one of your 18 clean, safe MetroParks. Dads of all ages and interests enjoy spending time in the outdoors and as an added bonus; outdoor experience […]

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Festivals and Fun Happening at RiverScape MetroPark this June

Published June 7, 2024

The Celtic Festival Returns to RiverScape  Dayton’s Celtic Festival returns to RiverScape MetroPark for a celebration of Celtic everything, and there will be plenty of Irish food, beer, music, culture and concerts. In addition to three stages set with continuous live entertainment, other festival activities will include a 5K/10K run/walk, parade of kilts, Gaelic Mass […]

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Sunset at the Market and More this June at 2nd Street Market

Updated June 4th, 2024

The third Sunset at the Market, on Thursday, June 13, 2024, is dedicated to community & inclusion outreach and the arts. In addition to our indoor Market vendors, the evening will also host a vibrant outdoor Market…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kathleen Shanahan

Published May 31, 2024

Have you ever wondered how your Five Rivers MetroParks trails stay safe, clean and usable? You can thank MetroParks’ Volunteer Patrol (MVPs) who spend a lot of their time on the trails year-round, offering friendly guidance to hikers and helping the trails stay beautiful.   Their role includes being a friendly face, interacting with the public, […]

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