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Due to heat, Downtown Coworking Day moved to Thursday, Sept. 9

Downtown Coworking Day at RiverScape MetroPark

Downtown Coworking Day at RiverScape MetroPark
Past Event - Thursday, September 09, 2021
This page may be updated if the event is repeated
Riverscape MetroPark
111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, OH 45402 [map it]

Join others by working outdoors in downtown Dayton at the first Coworking Dayat RiverScape MetroPark.

Downtown Coworking Day at RiverScape MetroPark

UPDATE 8/23 - Due to the forecasted heat later this week, The Downtown Dayton Partnership and Five Rivers MetroParks have decided to postpone the Downtown Coworking Day at RiverScape MetroPark to the new date of Thursday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We apologize for any inconvenience, but thought it best given how uncomfortable it would have been working outside in this heat,” said Scott Murphy, Vice President of Economic Development for the Downtown Dayton Partnership.

Anyone who had previously registered for Downtown Coworking Day does not need to re-register, however, if anyone registered and does not anticipate coming to the new date, they can email Scott Murphy at to let organizers know they will not be attending. 

Free pop-up coworking event invites coworkers to collaborate outdoors at RiverScape MetroPark

The Downtown Dayton Partnership and Five Rivers MetroParks invite office workers to join others by working outdoors at the first Downtown Coworking Day, which will be held under the pavilion at RiverScape MetroPark on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Downtown Coworking Day will transform RiverScape MetroPark into an outdoor coworking space complete with tables, chairs, wi-fi (thanks to AT&T for providing pop-up wi-fi), coffee and more. Friends and colleagues are invited to join in this outdoor work day to reconnect after a year of virtual meetings and remote everything. The day will close with a happy hour, a chance to network with other attendees and catch up with friends and colleagues. Attendees can come for a few hours or the full day, and are encouraged to bring their devices fully charged. Parking at the Water Street Garage will be included for all participants who register for the event. Registration to reserve your spot at this free event is now open. 

Downtown Coworking Day is an outcome of the Rediscover Downtown Dayton Action Plan, a strategy to address some of the top challenges and opportunities the pandemic presented. Downtown Coworking Day is part of the Return to Office strategy and will utilize the ample outdoor space available in downtown Dayton to create a safe coworking area for office workers, or those who are currently working from home and would like a change of scenery.

“With the growth of remote or hybrid work, our downtown property owners have the unique ability to market different and dynamic workplaces in our downtown Dayton business landscape,” said Scott Murphy, Vice President of Economic Development for the Downtown Dayton Partnership. “Downtown Dayton is rich in outdoor space and walkable amenities -- such as recreation hubs or dining -- and whether it’s a current downtown company looking to welcome employees back to the office, or a remote worker looking for a change of pace, we want this coworking day to showcase the variety of downtown Dayton locations where work can be done.” 

“Remote work and more flexible schedules have allowed people to get outside and enjoy our region’s exceptional parks and outdoor amenities more than ever before, and we wanted to host this first Coworking Day to show that our RiverScape MetroPark provides a great option for the downtown community to take a break from the office and set up a laptop and work outside,” said Carrie Scarff, Chief of Planning and Projects for Five Rivers MetroParks. 

This first Downtown Coworking Day will showcase an outdoor space for work, but more flexible work space can be found by working with the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s free and confidential Site Seeker service here. Representatives from different flexible office and coworking locations also will  be available for questions at Downtown Coworking Day. 

Questions about the event should be directed to Scott Murphy,, or call (937) 224-1518 x223.

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    Five Rivers MetroParks
    Five Rivers MetroParks protects the region's natural heritage and provides outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. Bike rentals are available.
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    Riverscape MetroPark
    111 E. Monument Avenue
    Dayton, OH 45402
    [Get Map]
    Call: 937-274-0126
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