May 30 2019

Five Rivers MetroParks Memorial Day Tornado Alerts and Closures

For all recent updates on alerts and closures, please visit our Alerts page.

DAYTON, OH (May 30, 2019) — Some of Five Rivers MetroParks’ operations have been affected by recent storms in the region.

All MetroParks are open — with the exception of Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., which will remain closed until further notice.

The following paved recreation trails also are closed until further notice:

  • Great Miami Riverway Trail between Wagner Ford And Needmore Road
  • Wolf Creek Trail
  • Stillwater River Trail through Sinclair Park, DeWeese Parkway and Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark

For more information on the region’s entire paved trail network, visit Miami Valley Trails.

At RiverScape MetroPark, the RiverScape Café (located by the pavilion) and RiverScape Bike Rentals are closed, and the Music@Lunch program is cancelled until further notice. However, the free Yoga in the Park program scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. will take place under the pavilion. The Fountain Snack Bar (located in the center of the park) will be open Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To conserve energy and water, the interactive fountains at RiverScape MetroPark and the Five Rivers Fountain of Lights will not be turned on until further notice, as well as the water play feature at Island MetroPark.

The 2nd Street Market will be open for its normal hours of operation on Friday, May 31 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Saturday, June 1 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.). In addition, the 2nd Street Market will begin its Sunday hours this weekend as planned. From June 2 through the end of the year, the Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.  

Saturday mountain bike rentals at MetroParks Mountain Biking Area (MoMBA) at Huffman MetroPark are cancelled on June 1. However, MetroParks will instead offer a free Try Mountain Biking program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MoMBA, with opportunities for people of all ages to try this outdoor sport.

Pony rides at the Carriage Hill MetroPark Riding Center will begin this Saturday as planned. Rides for kids ages 2-8 are held on Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. for $5 per child.

The following large public programs scheduled to take place at a Five Rivers MetroParks location this weekend WILL continue as planned. All three take place Saturday, June 1.

Those who registered for a Five Rivers MetroParks program that has been cancelled or moved to a different location will be contacted individually.

Five Rivers MetroParks’ phone and email services are still experiencing outages, so the public may not be able to reach MetroParks staff and locations. However, updates are being made as they’ve available at

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