Five Rivers MetroParks invites the community to celebrate National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, during its annual Bike to Work Day Pancake Breakfast at RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave. From 7 to 9 a.m., hundreds of cycling enthusiasts will gather to enjoy a free, flying pancake breakfast, coffee, live music, cycling-related […]

Five Rivers MetroParks kicks off festival season this May, along with free fitness opportunities and special events at RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave. in downtown Dayton. Special events this May include MetroParks’ Passport to MetroParks on Friday, May 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. This free, family-friendly festival is an opportunity to preview all […]

MetroParks’ volunteers are all ages, have many interests and volunteer as individuals or in groups. Perhaps one of the most impactful volunteers MetroParks staff work with are students – the future stewards of the regions’ greenspaces. Meet the Vocational Block Program class of 2023-2024 at Miamisburg High School. This dedicated group of students volunteers in […]

The grand opening of the 2nd Street Market’s outdoor farmers market is Saturday, May 4, from 9 to 3 p.m. and will continue operation through the harvest season, which ends Oct. 27. The outdoor farmers market will feature more than more than 25 vendors offering fresh, in-season produce, artisan wares, specialty foods and more. In […]

Waste-Free Dayton has announced the launch of its second community compost station, hosted in collaboration with Five Rivers MetroParks’ 2nd Street Market. As part of Waste-Free Dayton’s ongoing commitment to creating a healthier and more sustainable future, it has established this community compost station to provide an easily accessible and convenient solution for residents looking […]

Your Five Rivers MetroParks are home to more than150 miles of paved and natural surface trails for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and more. The greater Dayton region is home to more than 350 miles of recreation trails – the nation’s largest paved trail network – and 270 miles of river corridor.   Trails are for everyone. […]

Carolyn Kimes Tree Seedling Give-Away Kriste Fisher returns to the Market for the Carolyn Kimes Tree Seedling Give-Away on Saturday, April 20, 9 AM to 3 PM and Sunday, April 21, 11 AM to 3 PM. Kriste Fisher and her mother Carolyn Kimes started giving away tree seedlings over 25 years ago. Since her mother’s […]

If you’ve helped at a Twin Valley Trail Workday, participated in the Twin Valley Trail Challenge or attended the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience, you’ve likely crossed paths with volunteer Ed Stevenson. Stevenson joined MetroParks’ volunteer team in March of 2016 after his wife and he moved to the area to be closer to their grandkids. […]

If you’ve attended a Five Rivers MetroParks event or frequented your favorite park, you may recognize Chris Pion, MetroParks’ new chief of operations! For nearly 28 years, Chris has been on the MetroParks team in many capacities, most recently as director of parks. Pion started his MetroParks journey in 1996 as a seasonal park technician […]

Have an appetite for adventure? RiverScape MetroPark has you covered! From biking to paddling, from fitness to food, there’s something fun for everyone. So, gear up for a good time and bring your friends and family for some summer adventures. Adopt-A-Park Reminder Celebrate Earth Day with MetroParks at the annual Adopt-A-Park event on Saturday, April […]

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