Many of our favorite celebrations revolve around food, friends and family, and summer is no different. If you’re planning to host a 4th of July barbeque, look no further than the 2nd Street Market to shop for fresh, local food and support local Black-owned businesses. Sourcing your food locally means your dollars stay in the […]

This Wednesday, June 29 is International Mud Day and MetroParks is inviting you to celebrate with some at-home activities that will guarantee some good, not-so-clean fun. Mud Day is more than just an excuse to finally splash around in the mud, it’s an opportunity for children to connect to nature and be creative with a […]

Father’s Day is this Sunday and if you are still trying to think of an awesome experience to share with your dad or father figure, consider an outing in one of your 18 clean, safe MetroParks. Dads of all ages and interests enjoy spending time in the outdoors and as an added bonus; outdoor experience […]

As much as we want to encourage you to unplug and spend time in the great outdoors, we know you use social media to share the wonders of nature with us and your friends. We’re excited to announce that MetroParks is now on TikTok. @fiveriversmetroparks Hike with us at Sugarcreek MetroPark and find just a […]

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 […]

It’s getting warmer and you might be ready to boat – but do you have everything you need for a fun, safe paddling or boating experience? Watch our outdoor recreation team teach you how to prepare to paddle: Whether you are a seasoned paddler or new to the water, you should take these critical steps […]

Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means many people will be itching to get out on the water. No matter how experienced you are at paddling, you can take important actions to ensure you have a safe, fun experience on the water. This week – National Safe Boating Week – we invite you […]

May is National Bike Month, and Dayton has a lot to celebrate. Home to more than 340 miles of paved trails — the nation’s largest paved trail network — the Dayton region is the perfect place to explore on two wheels. It takes a village to help connect people to these amazing amenities, which is […]

At Five Rivers MetroParks, we embrace Earth Day every day with plenty of opportunities for you to live a more sustainable lifestyle — as well as opportunities to help your Five Rivers MetroParks protect the region’s natural heritage. On April 20, hundreds of people attended MetroParks’ largest annual day of service, Adopt-A-Park. MetroParks offered participants […]

Grab your fishing rods, lures and bait – it’s time for fair-weather anglers to head to their favorite fishing destinations in Five Rivers MetroParks. A relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors, observe nature and unplug with your family, fishing provides an opportunity to slow down and find peaceful moments near the water. Safety first In […]

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