Five Rivers MetroParks has launched its own philanthropic foundation, ensuring an even healthier future for the region’s parks, forests and waterways. The Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation creates a more strategic, structured way for donors to support the organization. Charitable contributions now can be designated for all parks or a specific park; directed to educational and […]

After a surprise snow last weekend (get it together, Ohio!), we are on track for a gorgeous spring weekend. We can’t think of anything better than spending an afternoon with the fam at a playground. But not just any, run-of-the-mill, sad-slide-and-swingset playground. This weekend calls for something special. Read More

Lights drugs dealers once used to give marijuana plants life are now helping grow an appreciation for nature at a center that has served at-risk youth and their parents in Dayton for more than a decade. Read More.

Take a hike! Or, bike! No matter the season, Dayton has an abundance of beautiful nature that you need to experience. One of the best ways to do this is by getting outdoors and seeing all that Dayton has to offer. Here is a guide to the best places to hike, bike and get some […]

Five Rivers MetroParks has named the winners of its second OUTstanding Teacher Award, created to honor Dayton-area teachers who engage students with the outdoors. … Read More

Spring has sprung! Time to head outdoors and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature coming back to life. Check out these two parks for a great way to spend a spring afternoon. … Read Full Article.

Five Rivers MetroParks awards those who encourage environmental education. DAYTON, OH (March 16, 2016) — Five Rivers MetroParks has named the winners of its second OUTstanding Teacher Award, created to honor Dayton-area teachers who engage students with the outdoors: Rising Star (less than 10 years): Dana Franks, DECA Prep Franks’ kindergarten students are scientists who ask questions, […]

Looping nearly 1,450 miles around the Buckeye State, the Buckeye Trail reaches into every corner of Ohio – from Cleveland to Toledo, don to Cincinnati and over to Akron, passing through scenic forests, historical sites, and charming towns. … Read Full Article

The U.S. Department of State and a two-person pipe organ repair company are among the 73 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses the League of American Bicyclists welcomes to the Bicycle Friendly America Program today. There are now 1,132 Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs) in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Read More.

All Five Rivers MetroParks 16 staffed facilities have been certified for the Dayton Regional Green Business Certification. MetroParks first certified its headquarters, 409 E. Monument Avenue, in 2014 and completed it at other facilities in 2015. The agency also has completed a five-year, agency-wide sustainability plan. Implementation has started and will continue through 2017. Read […]

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