Bike Month is this May and you can set yourself up for an entire spring full of cycling fun by checking out MetroParks programs this March and April: Bike touring: For those who want to see local sights or perhaps even make a vacation out of a cycling adventure, bike touring is a great option. […]

Welcome Poppets Coffee The 2nd Street Market is pleased to welcome one of its newest permanent vendors, Poppets Coffee. You may have seen them in the Market in 2022, when they set up as an outdoor vendor and quickly became a hit with visitors. Poppets Coffee offers personally roasted coffee blends, along with a variety […]

Five Rivers MetroParks earned two awards at the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association’s annual conference. The Annual Awards of Excellence honor parks and recreation districts across the state, with 24 different park and recreation agencies receiving an award this year.  MetroParks’ Rangers took home the first place in the Law Enforcement Programs and Events category […]

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

Guest blogger: Sustainability Manager Tim Pritchard Invasive species reduce biodiversity, degrade habitat, and limit the ability of native ecosystems to store carbon, making their removal and replacement an important and impactful conservation action for any who manages land, from backyard to commercial property. Replacing invasives with native species helps to create habitat and mitigate climate […]

Both love and Superbowl fever are in the air this weekend. We know most people are planning some indoor time to watch the big game, so make sure you plan a little quality outdoor time with your valentine this weekend, too. If you are in need of a few quick, affordable ideas to impress your […]

Welcome MetroParks Monthly, a round up of programs, events and other happenings for February 2023. Whether you are a parent of little ones who love to explore or an outdoor recreationalist looking to build your skills, you’ll find happenings every month just for you in Five Rivers MetroParks. Take a deeper dive into your areas […]

Originally conceived by African American historian Carter G. Woodson and prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland, Black History Month was intended as a way of celebrating and remembering the history of Black Americans and their often-forgotten roles in the history of our country.   In 1915, a half century after the ratification of the 13th Amendment abolished […]

Guest blogger: Sustainability Manager Tim Pritchard The Miami Valley has seen a relatively mild winter in 2022-2023, although the cold snap that occurred around the holidays brought extreme cold temperatures and windchill, which was for many, a harsh reminder of how quickly energy bills can spike and living/working conditions can deteriorate during such weather events. […]

You may have noticed that Ohio sure has some wacky winter weather. Have you ever wondered how the ice rink stays solid, even on those warmer days? Even though the MetroParks Ice Rink is a natural ice surface, our awesome park staff works with various equipment to keep the ice solid and smooth. The ice […]

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