Five Rivers MetroParks’ 2nd Street Market will reopen as an outdoor, fresh food shopping venue. Until further notice, the Market will be open only on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM, rain or shine. Shoppers will need to plan ahead, as a number of precautions will be in place to slow the spread of […]

Spring is here and this April you can celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by learning more about Leave No Trace. A group of seven principles to follow that help minimize your impact on nature while outdoors, Leave No Trace is something MetroParks asks its visitors to exercise year-round and has never been more […]

Five Rivers MetroParks will take National Bike Month digital this May when it hosts Virtual Bike Month, presented by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. Virtual Bike Month will include video bike clinics and tours, weekly rides, Bingo challenges, and more. These resources will be posted on  metroparks.org/bike-month and shared in the 2020 Virtual Bike […]

April is National Volunteer Month, and MetroParks has thousands of people to thank who help the organization protect the region’s natural heritage and provide outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. “Our volunteers are a critical part of the MetroParks team,” said Jenny Hymans, MetroParks manager of volunteer services. “Families, retirees, teachers, community […]

Notice crowds in your favorite MetroPark? The wealth of natural spaces, trails, paved trails, riverways and park districts in our region ensures there’s plenty of greenspace to go around. With numerous closures due to COVID-19, families have headed to parks and trails in large numbers. In fact, Ohio has a seen a 117% increase in […]

Warmer weather has arrived, and it’s a great time to explore the outdoors with your family. Here are some fun, easy ideas for connecting with nature and enjoying the wonderful colors, smells and sounds of the season. 1. Grow something from a seed: Get a jump on your garden and start seeds indoors to be […]

April is the state’s inaugural Ohio Native Plant Month, and Five Rivers MetroParks invites you to celebrate by exploring these beautiful and important blooms, shrubs and trees. Native plants are adapted to the environment in which they grow, making them perfect for food and shelter for local wildlife. Many native plants also are important to […]

MetroParks staff recommend some natural areas where it’s easier to enjoy the outdoors while social distancing. Spending time outdoors with people in your household is a great way to stay active and improve physical and mental health, whether at your favorite greenspace or your own back yard. If your family has access to a back […]

Need a breath of fresh air? Your parks and trails are open, but you should still practice social distancing while out in nature.

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