Welcome Poppets Coffee The 2nd Street Market is pleased to welcome one of its newest permanent vendors, Poppets Coffee. You may have seen them in the Market in 2022, when they set up as an outdoor vendor and quickly became a hit with visitors. Poppets Coffee offers personally roasted coffee blends, along with a variety […]

Below you’ll find a list of programs and events for all ages, from children to life-long learners, in addition to MetroParks must-dos, sustainability tips and information on what’s growing in the parks this month. Take a deeper dive into your areas of interest by signing up for MetroParks’ email newsletters and following Five Rivers MetroParks […]

Welcome MetroParks Monthly, a round up of programs, events and other happenings for February 2023. Whether you are a parent of little ones who love to explore or an outdoor recreationalist looking to build your skills, you’ll find happenings every month just for you in Five Rivers MetroParks. Take a deeper dive into your areas […]

Both love and Superbowl fever are in the air this weekend. We know most people are planning some indoor time to watch the big game, so make sure you plan a little quality outdoor time with your valentine this weekend, too. If you are in need of a few quick, affordable ideas to impress your […]

Originally conceived by African American historian Carter G. Woodson and prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland, Black History Month was intended as a way of celebrating and remembering the history of Black Americans and their often-forgotten roles in the history of our country.   In 1915, a half century after the ratification of the 13th Amendment abolished […]

You may have noticed that Ohio sure has some wacky winter weather. Have you ever wondered how the ice rink stays solid, even on those warmer days? Even though the MetroParks Ice Rink is a natural ice surface, our awesome park staff works with various equipment to keep the ice solid and smooth. The ice […]

As the greenery of summer leaves and gives way to the colors of autumn and winter, we can tend to pull back from our engagement with nature. But to the contrary, autumn and winter provide a plethora of opportunities to explore nature — and, at Five Rivers MetroParks, your artistic side. From photography to arts […]

For many, the holiday season means getting together with loved ones to celebrate with hearty meals, snacks and desserts. While everyone is cautiously aware of over-indulging in rich foods during the holidays, there is another thing to keep in mind that not only affects your health, but also affects the environment. According to the American […]

Pumpkins will be accepted at a drop-off bin at Carriage Hill MetroPark – pass it on! Pumpkins must be paint, bleach and wax free so the farm animals can safely snack on them! Pumpkins not eaten by farm animals or park wildlife will be used for compost. NOTE: The collection bin is in the parking […]

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 […]

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