Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships can increase your company's visibility within the community in a positive way

Five Rivers MetroParks consists of 25 facilities, including 18 parks, 2nd Street Market, and potions of six paved recreation trails as well as 11 conservation areas. There are nine educational features, 40 natural features, eight outdoor recreation features and 160 miles of managed trails. Annually over 3.6 million guests visit Five Rivers MetroParks, which Dayton Business Journal lists as Dayton’s No. 1 most visited attractions. You can help support these important community assets and program through sponsorships.

As a sponsor, your business will receive unique opportunities designed to effectively enhance your traditional advertising, while making a positive impact in our community. By supporting essential programs, services and facilities, you are demonstrating positive corporate citizenship without compromising environmental integrity and gaining greater visibility within the community.

Support the Mission

Five Rivers MetroParks’ mission is to protect the regions natural heritage and provide outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. Programs and events encourage people of all ages to get out and live by promoting a healthier lifestyle and incorporating fun.

Available Opportunities

The Adventure Summit

The Adventure Summit is a joint production of Five Rivers MetroParks and Wright State University. Through inspiring presentations, hands on skill building session and adventure competitions the summit showcases Dayton, Ohio as the “Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest.” The event takes place every other year in February.

Make A Difference Day

Community members of all ages will work at various sites throughout the Dayton area. Make a Difference Day is considered the nation’s largest day of service. Make a Difference Day has been taking place for more than 20 years and has worked with millions of volunteers throughout the United States. Five Rivers MetroParks has participated in the program in various capacities during the past few years.

Adopt-A-Park presented by DP&L

More than 2,000 Miami Valley residents will participate in Five Rivers MetroParks’ Earth Day celebration, Adopt-A-Park. Volunteers spend the morning in parks and other areas across Montgomery County followed by a free lunch at RiverScape MetroPark.

Explorer Program

The Explorer program is a career orientation and experience program for young people ages 14-20 who are interested in law enforcement careers or a related field. The program, operated by the Five Rivers MetroParks Ranger Department in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America, promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.

Bike to Work Day presented by Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

More than 750 cycling enthusiasts come together every May at RiverScape MetroPark for a free pancake breakfast and music at the region’s largest celebration of biking as a means of transportation in the Miami Valley!

Summer Music Series

The Summer Music Series takes place at RiverScape MetroPark. The series includes Pickin’ in the Park presented by Mikesells, R&B Hot Summer Music and Big Band Nights. All performances take place on either Thursday or Friday evening May-August.

Summer Fitness at RiverScape

Fitness programs (yoga and Zumba) are held under the pavilion at RiverScape on Saturdays throughout the summer.

City Beets

City Beets is an eight-week gardening and leadership program for 12- to 15-year-olds. Participants grow food at Possum Creek MetroPark while learning leadership skills. Teens must apply, interview and then be selected for the program. Program participants will grow vegetables, learn leadership and job skills, sell food at the 2nd Street Public Market, take local volunteer field trips, learn about where food comes from and food systems and prepare harvested food.

Youth and Family Healthy Foods Programming

Year-round family programs are held at Possum Creek Farm focusing on where food comes from, healthy eating and food preparation. The program uses fresh, local (sometimes organic) product.

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Events

Each year, we recognize and appreciate more than 600 MetroParks volunteers. In 2016 we are introducing “choose your own adventure” where volunteers can pick from four special outings planned just for them.

Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience

More than 19,500 visitors attend the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience, the Midwest’s premiere festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle. This two-day event, held in the fall, features outdoor activities, an exhibitor village, competitions, music, a craft beer garden, food, camping and activity demos; it offers something for everyone, from the budding weekend warrior to the hardcore outdoor enthusiast. Learn more about sponsorship benefits.

Ice Rink at RiverScape MetroPark

Ice skating is a fun and exciting activity that the entire family can enjoy at the Ice Rink at RiverScape MetroPark. Every year, the rink draws more than 20,000 skaters who come out to enjoy it for personal pleasure, lessons, as part of a sports group, birthday parties and class trips. The ice rink is open November through February for great brand exposure.

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