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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.

Paul E. Knoop Jr. Prairie. Photo courtesy of Aullwood Audubon. The City of Dayton has issued a notice: “This is to advise that the June 18, 2019 public meeting in the Friends and Family meeting room at the Dayton International Airport on the topic of Airport Planning and Development has been canceled.” For questions about this notice, contact […]

For all recent updates on alerts and closures, please visit our Alerts page. DAYTON, OH (May 30, 2019) — Some of Five Rivers MetroParks’ operations have been affected by recent storms in the region. All MetroParks are open — with the exception of Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., which will remain closed until […]

DAYTON, OH (April 9, 2019) — Five Rivers MetroParks welcomes Bear Monita to its Board of Park Commissioners. Judge Alice O. McCollum of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division appointed Monita on March 28, 2019. He joins Board of Park Commissioners president Karen L. Davis and vice president Jessica Saunders. Monita replaces […]

DAYTON, OH (July 13, 2018) — At its July 13, 2018, regularly scheduled meeting, the Five Rivers MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners (Board) took the first of two required votes to place a levy on the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot. The Board unanimously voted in favor of requesting the Montgomery County Auditor to certify the […]

DAYTON, OH (July 13, 2018) — At its July 13, 2018, regularly scheduled meeting, the Five Rivers MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners (Board) took the first of two required votes to place a levy on the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot. The Board unanimously voted in favor of requesting the Montgomery County Auditor to certify the […]

Irvin G. Bieser Jr. celebrates almost two decades of service with Five Rivers MetroParks  DAYTON, OH (March 16, 2018) — After almost 20 years of dedicated service, Irvin G. Bieser Jr. has retired from Five Rivers MetroParks board of commissioners. Bieser began his tenure at MetroParks in 1998 and has since been an integral part […]

End summer with a month of fun events and activities at RiverScape MetroPark, located at 237 E. Monument Ave. This August, visitors can raise a glass during RiverScape MetroPark’s first Germanfest Picnic and Pickin’ in the Park concertgoers can get a taste of outdoor adventure at Urban Outdoor Experience, a preview of fall’s Wagner Subaru […]

Public meetings to be held on August 17 Community partners, including Five Rivers MetroParks, the city of Dayton, the Miami Conservancy District and more, invite the public to provide their input during the development of a comprehensive 20-year master plan for 12 miles of river corridor for greater downtown Dayton. Project consultant, Sasaki, will host […]

DAYTON, OH (July 17, 2017) — The process of rebuilding the Tree Tower at Cox Arboretum MetroPark will begin on Monday, July 17, when crews begin to disassemble the 65-foot structure. Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pike, will remain open during the rebuilding process.  The Tree Tower is expected to be rebuilt by the end […]

Long-term vision for greater downtown’s four river corridors to strengthen economic development, protect the region’s natural heritage and support outdoor recreation opportunities. DAYTON, OH (June 7, 2017) — Five Rivers MetroParks has partnered with the city of Dayton and Miami Conservancy District to develop a comprehensive 20-year master plan for 12 miles of river corridor […]

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