On the heels of National Gardening Day, which was April 14, MetroParks celebrated all things growing with Leah Bahan-Harris, the general manager of the soon-to-open Gem City Market. April is also National Minority Health Month, a great reason to take a deeper look at access to community assets that support equitable health, from public programs […]

April 14 is National Gardening Day, and there are so many reasons to get outside and admire the blooming gardens in your MetroParks – and perhaps even plant a garden yourself! Gardening is the perfect pastime for those who want low-impact movement and to grow their own healthy produce, while also giving back to the […]

Five Rivers MetroParks is partnering with Wright Memorial Public Library to celebrate Earth Day with a conservation-based community read. Virtual events during the month will focus on Douglas Tallamy’s work and his book Nature’s Best Hope, A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard. While not required reading, the book will be discussed […]

April take-home program kits 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, 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 […]

To celebrate the final day of Women’s History Month, Five Rivers MetroParks is highlighting Dayton’s most influential women in conservation. A conservation agency protecting more than 16,000 acres of land, MetroParks would not be able to meet its mission to protect the region’s natural heritage today without these incredible women and their work completed in […]

7 free or low-cost Valentine’s Day adventures in MetroParks Valentine’s Day may be a little different this year as many people may not be comfortable with the go-to “dinner and movie” outing. If you’re looking for a safe, low-cost and fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other, look no further than the […]

In this new year, find ways to take the next step to find new hobbies, create a more active lifestyle and build new skills. The region’s trails — which are free and open year-round — are a great springboard to finding a new healthy and enriching lifestyle. Part of sticking to your resolutions is setting […]

A lot of people start the New Year with health-focused resolutions, such as integrating more healthy foods into their diets and creating a consistent exercise regimen. Part of supporting a healthy lifestyle means creating a healthy living environment. Making sustainable choices at home can help you and the planet — win, win! Recycle Right: Curbside […]

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’ […]

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