Five Rivers MetroParks strives to be an active force in the community. Below, you may find our press releases, staff articles and other messages that get picked up by the media.

DAYTON, OH (July 13, 2018) — At its July 13, 2018, regularly scheduled meeting, the Five Rivers MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners (Board) took the first of two required votes to place a levy on the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot. The Board unanimously voted in favor of requesting the Montgomery County Auditor to certify the […]

Healthy rivers mean healthy wildlife The cascading positive effects of reforestation have been well documented and can be seen in Dayton — as evidenced by the return of bald eagles. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, bald eagles were near extinction just 40 years ago due to the effects of the chemical DDT […]

DAYTON, OH (Nov. 16, 2017) — Reconstruction of the Cox Arboretum MetroPark Tree Tower will begin on Nov. 20. Contractors will start the reconstruction process by installing new the logs and associated braces and will follow by reassembling the other existing elements of the Tree Tower that have been in storage. Reconstruction is expected to […]

IT’S AN ONGOING EFFORT TO PROTECT OUR REGION’S NATIVE PLANT SPECIES Five Rivers MetroParks is gearing up to deliver its annual honeysuckle prescription. Left to grow wild, this invasive plant chokes local ecosystems. MetroParks conservation staff are getting to the bottom of the problem, with a solution that hitches a ride with the nutrients that […]

End summer with a month of fun events and activities at RiverScape MetroPark, located at 237 E. Monument Ave. This August, visitors can raise a glass during RiverScape MetroPark’s first Germanfest Picnic and Pickin’ in the Park concertgoers can get a taste of outdoor adventure at Urban Outdoor Experience, a preview of fall’s Wagner Subaru […]

Public meetings to be held on August 17 Community partners, including Five Rivers MetroParks, the city of Dayton, the Miami Conservancy District and more, invite the public to provide their input during the development of a comprehensive 20-year master plan for 12 miles of river corridor for greater downtown Dayton. Project consultant, Sasaki, will host […]

DAYTON, OH (July 17, 2017) — The process of rebuilding the Tree Tower at Cox Arboretum MetroPark will begin on Monday, July 17, when crews begin to disassemble the 65-foot structure. Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pike, will remain open during the rebuilding process.  The Tree Tower is expected to be rebuilt by the end […]

Learn more about Dayton Regional Rowing, the nation’s only Community Olympic Development Program for the sport, at this annual event. DAYTON, OH (June 12, 2017) — The second annual Try Rowing Olympic Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Eastwood MetroPark Lake, 1401 Harshman Road. After a brief lesson about rowing, […]

Long-term vision for greater downtown’s four river corridors to strengthen economic development, protect the region’s natural heritage and support outdoor recreation opportunities. DAYTON, OH (June 7, 2017) — Five Rivers MetroParks has partnered with the city of Dayton and Miami Conservancy District to develop a comprehensive 20-year master plan for 12 miles of river corridor […]

Five Rivers MetroParks hosts RiverScape Summer Music Series, fitness opportunities and more.  DAYTON, OH (May, 30 2017) — Five Rivers MetroParks will host free music and fitness events at RiverScape MetroPark (237 E. Monument Ave.) this June. The public is invited to four live concerts as part of the RiverScape Summer Music Series, sponsored by […]

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