Join us for Hispanic Heritage Month at the 2nd Street Market The 2nd Street Market will host four days of events Oct. 13-16 featuring Hispanic food, arts and crafts, music, and more. Hispanic Heritage Month stretches from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Americans with Hispanic heritage who have roots in Spain, South America, Central America […]

A conservation agency, your Five Rivers MetroParks works hard to creative engaging festivals, programs and events that also can help you be kinder to the environment. MetroParks’ largest festival of the year, the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience, this Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 at Eastwood MetroPark, is a waste-free event. You can help MetroParks keep […]

Outdoor play is essential for adults and kids — especially during the school year. Enjoy the outdoors with your family at the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Rd. in Dayton. With […]

Warm displays of beautiful color, the distinct earthy autumn smell and the crunch of fallen leaves under your feet – fall is perhaps one of the best seasons to explore trees in your MetroParks and neighborhood. Crucial to the environment, trees – especially those native to Ohio – play a critical role in creating habitats […]

Don’t put away your gardening tools as the weather begins to cool: Native trees and shrubs thrive when planted in the fall since they’ve adapted to our climate. Many of the trees’ natural changes, such as losing their leaves in autumn, ensure they enter dormancy before the coldest weather arrives and stay dormant until spring. […]

Celebrate the beginning of fall by enjoying Apple Day at the 2nd Street Market. The apple, one of the most fall-centric crops, is responsible for such autumnal staples as cider, apple pie, crepes and caramel apples. Downtown Dayton’s 2nd Street Market is dedicating an entire day to the apple. A full schedule of the day’s […]

A day-long celebration of Hispanic culture at RiverScape MetroPark in the heart of Downtown Dayton! Starting 11 AM on Saturday, Sept. 18, this event kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month. There will be a parade, live music, dancing, entertainment, authentic Latin food and much more! More details, such as hours and music schedule are available on […]

MetroParks Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience is Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 Explore the active side of Dayton with the return of the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience, a Five Rivers MetroParks event featuring two days of outdoor adventure that celebrates Dayton as the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest. The festival is held at Eastwood MetroPark […]

Land once slated to become a landfill is one step further toward a long-term vision of becoming a new MetroPark. Five Rivers MetroParks and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) held a groundbreaking on Friday, Aug. 26, for the Spring Run Conservation Area Wetland Restoration Project in Trotwood. The project is fully funded by […]

Celebrate National Dog Day on Aug. 26 by treating your pooch to some quality time outdoors. Just like humans, dogs need outdoor time and exercise to maximize their happiness and wellbeing, according to Animal Wellness Magazine. Also like humans, spending time outdoors helps your pup with weight control, depression and boredom. Once you review MetroParks’ […]

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