Five Rivers MetroParks is hosting an intensive ecological survey of bat species in multiple MetroParks this August. This survey – also referred to as a bat blitz – is the first of its kind in Ohio and includes a number of researchers from organizations across Ohio and Indiana. The bat blitz will be held overnight, […]

Five Rivers MetroParks will host of Dayton’s favorite cultural festivals this August and September. The Dayton African American Cultural Festival will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Island MetroPark, 101 E Helena St., Dayton. From noon to 8 p.m. visitors can enjoy family-friendly activities, vendors, food, entertainment and live music, all of which celebrates […]

While there is no swimming in your Five Rivers MetroParks, there are still opportunities for you to splash on hot days. Visit one of the following locations for a cool down now through Labor Day: Island MetroPark (101 E. Helena St., Dayton): This park features both a traditional playground and a sprayground. Hours are: Memorial […]

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