Once you’ve taken down your live holiday tree, take it to Eastwood MetroPark where it will be used to support conservation efforts in Dayton-area state parks. Five Rivers MetroParks is working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to collect 450 used holiday trees for important conservation projects in local state parks. Trees can […]

It’s time to leave behind 2020 and start the New Year off with a clean slate that supports your wellbeing. For many New Year’s resolution adopters, this means focusing on health, diet and exercise. Others may find a new hobby, taking time to relax and other self-care activities fulfilling. Look no further than your MetroParks’ […]

The holidays are going to be different for many families this year, but with change comes a great opportunity to create new traditions. MetroParks is challenging you to #optoutside this Black Friday instead of physically going to stores. If you have shopping to do, shopping online or curbside pick up are great ways to stay […]

While the 2nd Street Market is currently closed, you can continue to support your favorite local vendors through online sales, gift cards and pick-up purchases. Follow the 2nd Street Market on Facebook for regular updates on how you can still buy your favorite Market products and prepared foods. Azra’s Mediterranean Cuisine (937) 830-3887 | azra.cuisine@gmail.com […]

Drop off lights at one of six locations and support the Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation. Five Rivers MetroParks and Cohen Recycling are making the holidays greener by providing bins at six MetroParks locations where residents can drop off holiday lights to be recycled. Recycling these lights supports MetroParks’ conservation mission, as Cohen will make a […]

With its stunning colors and crisp temps, fall is an awesome time to get outdoorsy — and to explore the season’s spooky vibe by visiting some ghostly remnants of days long past in your Five Rivers MetroParks. The preservation and interpretation of the Dayton region’s natural heritage is at the core of MetroParks’ mission, but […]

Spooky season has arrived and MetroParks wants you to have safe, seasonal fun in your MetroParks or back yard. Spooky Kits encourage families to get outside, enjoy nature and experience the changing of the seasons together. Kits are specific to one of three MetroParks (Wegerzyn Gardens, Carriage Hill and Cox Arboretum MetroParks), with an option […]

Five Rivers MetroParks’ 2nd Street Market has reopened as an outdoor, fresh food shopping venue. Until further notice, the Market will be open only on Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, rain or shine. Shoppers will need to plan ahead, as a number of precautions will be in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. […]

Seeing red for feeling blue? Just step outside! Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day, designed to raise awareness of mental health challenges around the world and mobilize efforts to support mental health. During these challenging times, those who are feeling stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness and other complicated emotions are not alone. According to Montgomery […]

Select restrooms, playgrounds, nature play areas and campsites are open in your MetroParks. Details are below to help you plan your visit to Five Rivers MetroParks’ parks and trails, all of which are open. Stay up-to-date on alerts, closures and ways to get outside by visiting metroparks.org/COVID-19 and following MetroParks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can also find the most […]

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