Five Rivers MetroParks - Dayton

Five Rivers MetroParks
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Five Rivers MetroParks

409 E. Monument Ave.
Dayton, OH, 45402

Five Rivers MetroParks protects the region's natural heritage and provides outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. Bike rentals are available.

Five Rivers MetroParks was established in 1963 to preserve and protect open space and natural areas for the citizens of Montgomery County. Today over 15,000 acres of forests, grasslands, farmlands and wetlands have been protected.  Supported by funding from the park levy and grants, Five Rivers MetroParks is able to continue conservation efforts to preserve high quality natural areas for today’s residents and future generations.

Reserve A Shelter

Open-air shelters make excellent settings for functions – from casual barbecues to wedding receptions, from birthday parties to family reunions. 

Shelters are located in beautiful, natural settings and come with tables and mowed play areas. Some include electricity, water, grills and other amenities. Most shelters accommodate 35 people; several are much larger. All are ranger-patrolled, quiet and designed to offer a degree of privacy. By making advanced reservations, your group will be guaranteed use of the site. Reserve A Shelter

Get Out And Camp!

Five Rivers MetroParks welcomes groups, families or individuals to explore their wild side with camping in the parks. 

Camping is a great way to experience nature at dawn, dusk and even after dark. With built-in activities such as fishing, paddling, hiking and backpacking, camping in your MetroParks offers a way to get away from it all just minutes from your door. Both frontcountry and backcountry tent camping sites are available and have recently been updated with site improvements such as new picnic tables, fire rings and firewood boxes. Reserve A Campsite

RiverScape Paddling Rentals

 Paddle under the fountains with Taiter’s Kayak Solutions all Summer Long at RiverScape MetroPark.  

Regular walk-up rental hours will take place Thursdays, June- September from 4-8pm and launch from under the Riverside Bridge along the Great Miami Recreational Trail.  The cost to participate is $10 per person per hour, and is a walk up experience. For details please visit: Riverscape Paddling Rentals

PET POLICY

Dogs are welcome at all Metroparks except Aullwood Garden Metropark, but, for the safety and comfort of all patrons, they must be leashed and under control at all times. Also, the Deeds Point Dog Park is conveniently located adjacent to Deeds Point MetroPark.

In addition:

  • No pets are allowed in the Historical Farm or Visitor Center at Carriage Hill Farm & MetroPark unless they are guide dogs
  • Pets are not permitted on the farm at Possum Creek MetroPark
  • We ask that guests please leave their pets at home during events at Riverscape MetroPark
  • Dogs are not permitted in the Children’s Discovery Garden at Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark

MetroParks at Five Rivers MetroParks

2nd Street Market

2nd Street Market

Dayton, OH - More than 40 vendors offer a unique selection from delicious lunch options to fresh vegetables, meats and eggs, artisan breads, cheeses, flowers, bottles of wine, delectable sweets and home decor!

Hills & Dales MetroPark

Hills & Dales MetroPark

Oakwood, OH - Hills and Dales is an historic urban park and a natural refuge for Daytonians since 1907. Its lush natural atmosphere provides a range of activities for visitors of all ages.

Sugarcreek MetroPark

Sugarcreek MetroPark

Bellbrook, OH - Three 550 year old oak trees, a tall grass prairie, woodlands and scenic Sugar Creek beckon visitors. Although much of Sugarcreek's 618 acres were once farmland, MetroParks land management practices and natural processes have resulted in a variety of habitats. These support diverse wildlife that can be discovered as you hike, horseback ride or enjoy a leisurely picnic.

Taylorsville MetroPark

Taylorsville MetroPark

Vandalia, OH - Spectacular wooded ravines, massive rock outcroppings, Historic ruins and the Great Miami River make this large 1,300-acre park unique.

Cox Arboretum

Cox Arboretum

Dayton, OH - This beautiful 189-acre facility is a special place for visitors to escape among trees, shrubs, specialty gardens, mature forests, and prairies.

Germantown MetroPark

Germantown MetroPark

Germantown, OH - Five Rivers Metroparks - A world of wilderness awaits with an underground Nature Center and panoramic views. Elevated boardwalks and miles of scenic trails. Only 20 minutes from Dayton the park enables users to hike, kayak, fish, picnic, fossil collect and many other exciting adventures.

Aullwood Garden MetroPark

Aullwood Garden MetroPark

Englewood, OH - This nationally recognized, historic estate garden is rich in plant diversity, habitats and tranquility.

Wesleyan MetroPark

Wesleyan MetroPark

Dayton, OH - Situated on Wolf Creek, it's hard to believe this scenic, natural area is located within Dayton city limits.

Hills & Dales MetroPark

Hills & Dales MetroPark

Kettering, OH - Hills and Dales is an historic urban park and a natural refuge for Daytonians since 1907. Its lush natural atmosphere provides a range of activities for visitors of all ages.

Hills & Dales MetroPark

Hills & Dales MetroPark

Kettering, OH - Hills and Dales is an historic urban park and a natural refuge for Daytonians since 1907. Its lush natural atmosphere provides a range of activities for visitors of all ages.

Huffman MetroPark

Huffman MetroPark

Huber Heights, OH - Huffman Dam, the lake and the Mad River Highlight this MetroPark.

Sunrise MetroPark

Sunrise MetroPark

Dayton, OH - This small urban park situated on a high bank above the Great Miami River offers scenic views of the river and the City of Dayton - and a wildlife viewing area.

Twin Creek MetroPark

Twin Creek MetroPark

Germantown, OH - A world of serenity awaits with panoramic views and miles of hiking and equestrian trails. Only 20 minutes from Dayton, the park enables users to hike, fish, picnic, and many other exciting adventures.

Island MetroPark

Island MetroPark

Dayton, OH - This park is enjoyed by people from all over the area for community events, picnics, and, of course, water play!

Deeds Point MetroPark

Deeds Point MetroPark

Dayton, OH - Deeds Point MetroPark is located at the convergence of the Mad and Great Miami Rivers, this smaller MetroPark provides great views of downtown Dayton and the rivers that pass it borders.

Hills & Dales MetroPark

Hills & Dales MetroPark

Kettering, OH - Hills and Dales is an historic urban park and a natural refuge for Daytonians since 1907. Its lush natural atmosphere provides a range of activities for visitors of all ages.

Englewood MetroPark

Englewood MetroPark

Vandalia, OH - Englewood MetroPark is one of five natural areas created by the construction of earthen flood control dams.

Eastwood MetroPark

Eastwood MetroPark

Dayton, OH - Five Rivers MetroParks - Highlights of Eastwood MetroPark include a 185-acre lake, Mad River, picnic shelters and a playground. The 3-mile loop trail offers hiking on mostly level terrain.

Possum Creek MetroPark

Possum Creek MetroPark

Dayton, OH - This 556-acre park is the perfect place for a family outing.

Eastwood MetroPark

Eastwood MetroPark

Dayton, OH - Five Rivers MetroParks - Highlights of Eastwood MetroPark include a 185-acre lake, Mad River, picnic shelters and a playground. The 3-mile loop trail offers hiking on mostly level terrain.

Eastwood MetroPark

Eastwood MetroPark

Dayton, OH - Five Rivers MetroParks - Highlights of Eastwood MetroPark include a 185-acre lake, Mad River, picnic shelters and a playground. The 3-mile loop trail offers hiking on mostly level terrain.

Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark

Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark

Dayton, OH - Gain inspiration for your own garden from the unique and beautiful combinations of annuals found in containers scattered throughout the grounds.

Carriage Hill Farm & MetroPark

Carriage Hill Farm & MetroPark

Huber Heights, OH - Farm life in the 1880s comes alive at Carriage Hill MetroPark.

Riverscape MetroPark

Riverscape MetroPark

Dayton, OH - Activities for all ages - from concerts to community events to river rentals, to ice-skating and more.

Twin Creek MetroPark

Twin Creek MetroPark

Germantown, OH - The 1000-acre MetroPark is filled with spectacular ravines, towering trees, wildflowers, meadows, and excellent opportunities to observe wildlife.

Upcoming Events: Five Rivers MetroParks

2nd Street Market

2nd Street Market

4/14/2024

Reminiscent of European markets, 2nd Street Market is alive with local growers, bakers, culinary specialists, artisans, people, and activity during market hours.

MetroParks' Adopt-a-Park 2024

MetroParks' Adopt-a-Park 2024

4/20/2024

Protect and clean green spaces in honor of Earth Day during Five Rivers MetroParks' annual Adopt-a-Park.

Springtime Beauty at Aullwood Garden

Springtime Beauty at Aullwood Garden

4/27/2024

Spend a spring morning taking photos among blooming flowers, birds and insects, towering trees and a rippling creek.

All-City Arts Festival

All-City Arts Festival

5/04/2024

Join us for a day of music, art and food featuring the talents of Dayton Public School students.

May The 4th Be With You—Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark

May The 4th Be With You—Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark

5/04/2024

The force is strong at Wegerzyn Gardens on May the 4th! Join us for some family fun from 1-3 pm and explore our beautiful gardens and natural areas while enjoying "Star Wars" themed activities for the whole family.

Mayfair Plant Sale at 2nd Street Market

Mayfair Plant Sale at 2nd Street Market

5/04/2024

Enjoy hanging baskets, just in time for Mothers Day. The annual MayFair plant sale is back at a NEW location!

Boot Camp with The Unit

Boot Camp with The Unit

5/06/2024

Join The Unit Mondays and Wednesdays from May thru October for an exciting boot camp workout at Riverscape, downtown Dayton

Yoga in the Park at Riverscape

Yoga in the Park at Riverscape

5/11/2024

Move your workout outdoors, come down to RiverScape and enjoy Yoga with Tori Reynolds. Weather Dependent. Reservations Required.

Zumba in the Park at Riverscape

Zumba in the Park at Riverscape

5/18/2024

Come down to RiverScape move your workout outdoors and enjoy Zumba with Nashanda Moore. Weather Dependent. Reservations Required.

Passport to MetroParks 2024

Passport to MetroParks 2024

5/24/2024

Join us at Riverscape for an exciting Family-Friendly evening full of Live Music, Foodtrucks, and Fun Activities like Rock Climbing! FREE Admission!

The Luv Locz Experiment at Riverscape

The Luv Locz Experiment at Riverscape

5/24/2024

Head to RiverScape for a FREE concert with The Luv Locz Experiment! Part of the Passport to MetroParks* event

Pony Rides at Carriage Hill Farm

Pony Rides at Carriage Hill Farm

6/01/2024

Hand-led pony rides at Carriage Hill MetroPark June through October. Don't forget your camera!

Tuesday Nights in the Park at Riverscape

Tuesday Nights in the Park at Riverscape

6/04/2024

Who says fun is only meant for the weekends? Join us downtown at Riverscape for Tuesday Nights in the Park! Enjoy food, cornhole tournaments, music bingo, local musicians and more.

90's Night featuring The Wet Bandits

90's Night featuring The Wet Bandits

6/07/2024

"You Oughta Know" that RiverScape will be having an exciting 90's Night on June 7th from 6 to 9 PM, featuring Columbus band, The Wet Bandits!

The Tom Daugherty Orchestra at Riverscape

The Tom Daugherty Orchestra at Riverscape

6/13/2024

Bring your dancing shoes and lawn chairs for another exciting evening of big band, jazz and swing hits at RiverScape MetroPark's FREE Summer Music Series with The Tom Daugherty Orchestra

Authorized Personnel at Riverscape

Authorized Personnel at Riverscape

6/21/2024

Music and fun at RiverScape MetroPark's FREE Summer Music Series with Authorized Personnel

Father Son and Friends at Riverscape

Father Son and Friends at Riverscape

6/27/2024

Dust off those kilts and come down for great Celtic folk and Americana music from local band, Father Son and Friends!

60's Rock Night featuring The British Invasion

60's Rock Night featuring The British Invasion

7/05/2024

The British Invasion will be bringing the best of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and so many more of the most influential British rock bands to the RiverScape stage.

The Ark Band at Riverscape

The Ark Band at Riverscape

7/11/2024

The Ark Band will be bringing their distinct style of reggae, calypso and soca music to the RiverScape

The Dayton Jazz Orchestra at Riverscape

The Dayton Jazz Orchestra at Riverscape

7/18/2024

Music and fun at RiverScape MetroPark's FREE Summer Music Series with The Dayton Jazz Orchestra

Pickin in the Park at Riverscape

Pickin in the Park at Riverscape

8/02/2024

Enjoy some Bluegrass music at Riverscape with Pickin' in the Park featuring Whiskey Bent Valley Boys and My Brother's Keeper

British Car Day at Eastwood MetroPark

British Car Day at Eastwood MetroPark

8/03/2024

Annual all British Car show, displaying over 300 British cars and motorcycles.

Ludlow Creek at Riverscape

Ludlow Creek at Riverscape

8/08/2024

Americana, Rock, and Blues: Ludlow Creek, a local, original group will be at Riverscape Thursday, August 8 as part of the Summer Music Series

Central Jazz Big Band at Riverscape

Central Jazz Big Band at Riverscape

8/15/2024

Music and fun at RiverScape MetroPark's FREE Summer Music Series with Central Jazz Big Band. Pull up your chair for music, food, and dancing by the Great Miami River!

Retrobution at Riverscape

Retrobution at Riverscape

8/23/2024

It's 80's Night under the RiverScape pavilion! Break out the big hair and denim jackets for a funtastic evening featuring the biggest hits of the decade, performed by Retrobution.

Big Gil Blues & His Funky All Stars at Riverscape

Big Gil Blues & His Funky All Stars at Riverscape

8/29/2024

Music and fun at RiverScape MetroPark's FREE Summer Music Series with Big Gil Blues & His Funky All Stars

Related news & company posts for Five Rivers MetroParks

Five Rivers MetroParks looking for volunteers for Make a Difference Day

Five Rivers MetroParks looking for volunteers for Make a Difference Day

10/02/2023: Dayton, OH - Five Rivers MetroParks will host its annual fall service day, Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 28. Register online by Friday, Oct. 27.

Intensive Bat Blitz coming to Dayton

Intensive Bat Blitz coming to Dayton

8/04/2022: Dayton, OH - Five Rivers MetroParks: Ecological survey to attract researchers from across Ohio, Indiana

RiverScape MetroPark's FREE 2022 Summer Music Series

RiverScape MetroPark's FREE 2022 Summer Music Series

5/05/2022: Dayton, OH - Enjoy FREE music under the pavilion - here's the concert schedule for the 2022 RiverScape Summer Music Series

Celebrate Earth Day during Five Rivers MetroParks' annual Adopt-A-Park

Celebrate Earth Day during Five Rivers MetroParks' annual Adopt-A-Park

3/07/2022: Dayton, OH - Celebrate Earth Day by protecting and cleaning the region's parks and waterways during Five Rivers MetroParks' 34th annual Adopt-A-Park.

Five Rivers MetroParks hires new chief of philanthropy

Five Rivers MetroParks hires new chief of philanthropy

11/29/2021: Dayton, OH - Alexis Larsen has joined Five Rivers MetroParks' executive leadership team as its new chief of philanthropy.

Five Rivers MetroParks maintains national accreditation

Five Rivers MetroParks maintains national accreditation

9/28/2021: Dayton, OH - Agency first received accreditation in 2016, joining a prestigious list of agencies throughout the country that have met this industry gold standard.

MetroParks introduces Heart Healthy Trails initiative

MetroParks introduces Heart Healthy Trails initiative

10/07/2020: Dayton, OH - Five Rivers MetroParks has launched a Heart Healthy Trails initiative to help people improve their physical and mental health outdoors.

Five Rivers MetroParks launches new mobile app

Five Rivers MetroParks launches new mobile app

7/17/2020: Dayton, OH - New resource is a mobile field guide to Five Rivers MetroParks' parks and trails.

Five Rivers MetroParks Response to COVID-19

Five Rivers MetroParks Response to COVID-19

3/14/2020: Dayton, OH - MetroParks is closing some indoor public facilities and canceling all events and programs from March 13 until at least April 30.

Five Rivers MetroParks to launch post-tornado reforestation initiative

Five Rivers MetroParks to launch post-tornado reforestation initiative

1/21/2020: Dayton, OH - Five Rivers MetroParks launches post-tornado reforestation and respite initiative, Healing Nature.

MetroParks rangers awarded for response to Dayton mass shooting

MetroParks rangers awarded for response to Dayton mass shooting

11/20/2019: Dayton, OH - Five Rivers MetroParks rangers earn statewide award for their response to Oregon District mass shooting.

Plan to be developed for downtown Dayton's riverfront

Plan to be developed for downtown Dayton's riverfront

6/12/2017: Dayton, OH - 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.

Five Rivers MetroParks awarded national accreditation

Five Rivers MetroParks awarded national accreditation

10/10/2016: Dayton, OH - Agency joins prestigious list of agencies throughout the world that have met this industry gold standard.

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