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 […]

Each year during the first weekend in October, MetroParks celebrates all the wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities Dayton offers during the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience. Though the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience is cancelled this year, there are still many ways you can experience the outdoor adventure capital of the Midwest. HIKE, BIKE OR PADDLE METROPARKS’ BEST […]

Play Landmark Bingo this fall Download MetroParks Landmark Bingo card How to play: Download and print your Bingo card, or transfer it to paper or another surface if you don’t have a printer. Check off boxes while visiting your Five Rivers MetroParks. Once you can create a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line by checking boxes, […]

Best trails roundup for those of different interests, abilities and more Your Five Rivers MetroParks are home 160 miles of paved and natural surface trails for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and more. The greater Dayton region is home to more than 340 miles of recreation trails – the nation’s largest paved trail network – and […]

MetroParks wants to keep you and your family safely engaged with fun, educational programs that help you connect with nature. Developed by MetroParks’ education and recreation staff, new take-home program kits allow families to experience nature on their own time while learning new things and developing new skills. Kits include self-guided activities with nature, outdoor […]

Warm-weather holiday weekends often include a mix of camping, paddling, family barbequing, swimming and many other fun outdoor activities. Five Rivers MetroParks invites you to savor the last days of summer during the holiday weekend and offers some guidelines to keep you and the environment safe. Campsite safety: Whether you have reservations to camp at […]

One of the most important things to pack with you on an outdoor adventure is good fuel for your body. To celebrate National Trail Mix Day on Sunday, Aug, 31, we asked outdoor recreation coordinator Angie Sheldon to share her favorite recipe. Before you put on your chef’s hat and grab your hiking shoes, here […]

MetroParks and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) are working hard to ensure your experiences in the parks and trails are safe and enjoyable. A number of upcoming repaving projects may affect your adventures in the parks and on the trails. ENGLEWOOD EAST PARK IS REOPENED AS OF 9/15 CREEKSIDE AND IRON HORSE TRAILS Scheduled […]

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