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Five Rivers MetroParks strives to be an active force in the community. Below, you may find our press releases, staff articles and other messages that get picked up by the media.

Adventure Central (AC), located at Wesleyan MetroPark, serves 600 meals a week to students in west Dayton. Offering free after-school programming and summer camps, AC grows the minds, bodies and character of the 95 youth it serves during the school year. AC staff also use the kitchen as a classroom, teaching students about the importance of fresh […]

It’s easy to help protect our local environment by donating to the Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation. Dayton Hikers founder and local trail advocate Andy Niekamp spends much of his time on the trails and in the region’s 18 clean, safe MetroParks. Because he’s such an avid park user, Niekamp understands the importance of preserving these […]

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