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Five Rivers MetroParks

Five Rivers MetroParks

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

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

Ride The River

RiverScape MetroPark is positioned at the center of more than 300 miles of paved, off-street trails in the Dayton region — the nation’s largest paved trail network. You can rent bikes to explore this incredible bikeway network on Saturdays and Sundays, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, at our RiverScape Rentals concession window. A variety of bicycles are available, as well as a host of bike attachments for your child. More on Bike Rental

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More Details: Five Rivers MetroParks

  • 409 E. Monument Ave.
    Dayton, OH 45402
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    Five Rivers MetroParks
    409 E. Monument Ave.
    Dayton, OH 45402
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Featured Articles

Five Rivers MetroParks launches new mobile app

7/17/2020: Dayton Ohio - New resource is a mobile field guide to Five Rivers MetroParks’ parks and trails. - Read More

Five Rivers MetroParks extends cancellations due to COVID-19

4/13/2020: Dayton Ohio - Five Rivers MetroParks extends cancellations, closures to June 7. - Read More

Five Rivers MetroParks Response to COVID-19

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

Five Rivers MetroParks to launch post-tornado reforestation initiative

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

MetroParks rangers awarded for response to Dayton mass shooting

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

Celebrate Cycling Culture During Bike Month in May

5/8/2019: Dayton Ohio - May is National Bike Month, when communities throughout the nation showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving cycling a try. - Read More

Nominate teachers for OUTstanding Teacher Award

1/4/2018: Dayton Ohio - NOMINATE teachers who use nature as a classroom FOR AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD - Read More

MetroParks Ice Rink opens Thanksgiving weekend

11/14/2017: Dayton Ohio - The region’s largest outdoor ice skating rink opens Friday, Nov. 24. - Read More

MetroParks asks community to review park concept plans

9/26/2017: Dayton Ohio - The community is invited to view and comment on concept plans for five MetroPark locations during open houses this October. - Read More

Outdoor adventure for all ages at Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience

9/6/2017: Dayton Ohio - The Midwest’s premier outdoor adventure festival returns Oct. 7 & 8 - Read More

Plan to be developed for downtown Dayton's riverfront

6/12/2017: Dayton Ohio - 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. - Read More

Family-friendly events at RiverScape MetroPark this June

5/31/2017: Dayton Ohio - Five Rivers MetroParks hosts RiverScape Summer Music Series, fitness opportunities and more. - Read More

Head outdoors to get heart healthy during American Heart Month

2/20/2017: Dayton Ohio - Celebrate American Heart Month by visiting your favorite MetroPark this February! - Read More

Five Rivers MetroParks awarded national accreditation

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

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