March take-home program kits MetroParks wants to keep you and your family safely engaged with fun, educational programs that help you connect with nature. Developed by MetroParks’ education and recreation staff, take-home program kits allow families to experience nature on their own time while learning new things and developing new skills. Kits include self-guided activities […]

7 free or low-cost Valentine’s Day adventures in MetroParks Valentine’s Day may be a little different this year as many people may not be comfortable with the go-to “dinner and movie” outing. If you’re looking for a safe, low-cost and fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other, look no further than the […]

In this new year, find ways to take the next step to find new hobbies, create a more active lifestyle and build new skills. The region’s trails — which are free and open year-round — are a great springboard to finding a new healthy and enriching lifestyle. Part of sticking to your resolutions is setting […]

A lot of people start the New Year with health-focused resolutions, such as integrating more healthy foods into their diets and creating a consistent exercise regimen. Part of supporting a healthy lifestyle means creating a healthy living environment. Making sustainable choices at home can help you and the planet — win, win! Recycle Right: Curbside […]

It’s time to leave behind 2020 and start the New Year off with a clean slate that supports your wellbeing. For many New Year’s resolution adopters, this means focusing on health, diet and exercise. Others may find a new hobby, taking time to relax and other self-care activities fulfilling. Look no further than your MetroParks’ […]

The holidays are going to be different for many families this year, but with change comes a great opportunity to create new traditions. MetroParks is challenging you to #optoutside this Black Friday instead of physically going to stores. If you have shopping to do, shopping online or curbside pick up are great ways to stay […]

While the 2nd Street Market is currently closed, you can continue to support your favorite local vendors through online sales, gift cards and pick-up purchases. Follow the 2nd Street Market on Facebook for regular updates on how you can still buy your favorite Market products and prepared foods. Azra’s Mediterranean Cuisine (937) 830-3887 | azra.cuisine@gmail.com […]

With its stunning colors and crisp temps, fall is an awesome time to get outdoorsy — and to explore the season’s spooky vibe by visiting some ghostly remnants of days long past in your Five Rivers MetroParks. The preservation and interpretation of the Dayton region’s natural heritage is at the core of MetroParks’ mission, but […]

Spooky season has arrived and MetroParks wants you to have safe, seasonal fun in your MetroParks or back yard. Spooky Kits encourage families to get outside, enjoy nature and experience the changing of the seasons together. Kits are specific to one of three MetroParks (Wegerzyn Gardens, Carriage Hill and Cox Arboretum MetroParks), with an option […]

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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