Published March 1, 2024

Preview of Summer Programs at RiverScape and Adopt-A-Park

Here’s to Another Ice Rink Season!  

Whether you came to ice skate, participated in a sport league or just came to spectate with hot cocoa, we are grateful for every visitor who chose to spend time with us this season. While we had some wonky weather at times, we are beyond thankful for the community’s continuous support of the region’s largest outdoor ice rink. We would also like to give a shoutout to our awesome staff. Without our dedicated park technicians, rink staff and instructors, providing a memorable outdoor experience would not be possible.

Mark your calendars! The MetroParks Ice Rink will make its return this November.  

Become a Sponsor 

We would also like to give special thanks to MetroParks Ice Rink sponsor PNC Bank, media sponsors WKEF22/FOX45, MSD, Butler Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing and additional sponsors, USI Insurance Services, Ed Smith Flowers and Winans Chocolates + Coffees for their support this season. 

Did you know that as a business owner you can help support community assets, including the MetroParks Ice Rink, and special events through sponsorships? As a MetroParks sponsor, your business will receive unique opportunities designed to effectively enhance your traditional advertising while making a positive impact in the community. For more information on how to get your business involved, check out our website 

Summer Sneak Peak 

The transition from winter to summer has already begun here at RiverScape and we cannot wait to get the park ready for a fantastic summer season! From the return of the Five Rivers Fountain of Lights and the Fountain Snack Bar to live music and outdoor programs, be sure to watch our Facebook page and website for exciting announcements over the coming weeks, including our Summer Music Series, fitness class schedules, and new events and programs. 

As temperatures begin to rise, you can enjoy a stroll around downtown then come relax at the swings along the Great Miami River. RiverScape MetroPark is DORA friendly (designated outdoor refreshment area), so you can even enjoy a DORA beverage in the park from one of your favorite local restaurants or breweries. Stay tuned as we make more announcements regarding our own drink menu for summer and fall. To learn more about the downtown Dayton DORA, please visit the Downtown Dayton Partnership website.   

Adopt-A-Park Returns April 20th

Spring is just around the corner, which means Five Rivers MetroParks is gearing up for the return of Adopt-A-Park! Join Miami Valley residents for our annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be assigned to a crew that will work sections of waterways or at a MetroPark removing litter and other Earth-friendly tasks. Individuals and groups of all ages and abilities are welcome. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Be sure to bring a reusable water bottle and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Registration is required and available on our Get Connected site beginning March 1.  

Related  Spring Programs and Upcoming Events at RiverScape MetroPark

Bike Hub Membership 

Did you know that RiverScape MetroPark is in the center of the nation’s largest paved trail network? For those who work, live or frequent the downtown area, you can utilize the Bike Hub at RiverScape to support alternative transportation needs to work, school or other downtown attractions. With adjacent access to RTA bus stops and a Link bike share station, the Bike Hub makes multimodal connections convenient for all commuters. Membership includes secure access, enclosed bike parking spaces, lockers and private showers. For festival and event goers, the Bike Hub is a great place to access air conditioning and private restrooms. Memberships are available by season – spring, summer and fall/winter. The cost is $40 per person, per season. Spots are first come, first served. You can apply for membership on our website or call 937-275-PARK (7275) for more information.  

Spring at the 2nd Street Market 

Head over to the 2nd Street Market for a delicious lunch and shop around the amazing selection of local food and artisan vendors Friday through Sunday all year long. In addition to some fun shopping, the 2nd Street Market offers live music and other exciting events and programs.  

Be sure to save the date for the next Sunset at the Market, on Friday, April 11, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Visit the 2nd Street Market for a special evening of shopping and an exciting celebration of Earth Month. MetroParks’ animal ambassadors will be onsite from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Plus, visitors can participate in a sustainability scavenger hunt and many other activities. To learn more about participating vendors and other exciting programs at the 2nd Street Market, please visit the website 

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