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 […]

The grand opening of the 2nd Street Market’s outdoor farmer’s market is Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will continue operation through the harvest season, which ends in late October. The outdoor farmers market will feature more than 20+ vendors offering fresh, in-season produce, artisan wares, specialty foods and more. In […]

Show your mother figures in your life some love this Sunday, Mother’s Day, by sharing your time with them. Gifts are great, but time spent with loved ones is priceless and we have just the place: the great outdoors. Here are a few easy ways to surprise your favorite mom, grandma, fur mom or bonus […]

As National Volunteer Month comes to an end, Five Rivers MetroParks wants to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all our volunteers. Whether you’ve volunteered during special service days or regularly spend time in a park, you have helped MetroParks protect the region’s natural heritage and provided outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection […]

Spring ephemerals, plants that bloom for only a short time in the spring, are popping up in the gardens and along the trails of your Five Rivers MetroParks.

Need help identifying a spring plant? Here’s a list of what you can spot in Wegerzyn Gardens, Aullwood Garden, and Cox Arboretum MetroPark.

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