Grant funds will support MetroParks’ mission to protect the region’s natural heritage. A new federal grant program will support Five Rivers MetroParks’ conservation work at Possum Creek MetroPark and Spring Run Conservation Area. The Urban and Community Forestry Program has awarded MetroParks a $1.45 million grant to fund project activities at these natural areas in […]

Below you’ll find a list of programs and events for all ages, from children to lifelong 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 […]

Time’s almost up! The 2023 MetroParks Trails Challenge ends on Oct. 31, when trail logs are due. Participants should be proud of exploring new trails and trying new outdoor recreation activities this year. Your MetroParks wants to be sure to reward a few lucky Trails Challenge adventurers, but in order to do so you must […]

Thank You Visitors! Whether you paddled under the Fountain of Lights along the Great Miami River, attended an event or festival, or simply enjoyed a stroll along the river, the RiverScape team wants to say thank you for another successful event season! We would also like to give many thanks to RiverScape Summer Music Series […]

End of Outdoor Market Season-Looking Ahead Sunday, Oct. 29, marks the end of our outdoor Market season. A special thank you to all the growers, specialty food and artisan vendors who attended this year. It was a beautiful season with many new faces. The outdoor Market will return the first weekend in May 2024, but […]

Fall is a time of pumpkins, colorful leaves and getting outside in the cooler weather to appreciate the changes all around us. Five Rivers MetroParks welcomes all to explore the harvest season during Fall Family Adventure on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave. Bring your […]

Five Rivers MetroParks will host its annual fall service day, Make a Difference Day, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 28. Register online by Friday, Oct. 27, at People of all ages will work at more than 20 projects across 14 sites throughout the Dayton area and assist with many important projects, […]

This gallery collects artist submissions from the Paint-A-Park program at Carriage Hill MetroPark in September 2023. The Paint-A-Park program helps to amplify voices and perspectives that often go unheard by giving all participants the opportunity to share their art on our digital gallery. Each piece submitted is a representation of what people from all over […]

The Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience, presented by Huffy, is this Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday Oct. 8 at Eastwood MetroPark. With nearly a dozen activities to try, live music, competitions, demonstrations and more, it’s best to plan ahead to maximize your experience during the festival. To ensure you have the best experience possible at the […]

Seeing red for feeling blue? Just step outside! Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day, designed to raise awareness of mental health challenges around the world and mobilize efforts to support mental health. During these challenging times, those who are feeling stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness and other complicated emotions are not alone. According to Montgomery […]

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