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.
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
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 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
11/29/2021: Dayton Ohio - Alexis Larsen has joined Five Rivers MetroParks’ executive leadership team as its new chief of philanthropy. - Read More
9/28/2021: Dayton Ohio - Agency first received accreditation in 2016, joining a prestigious list of agencies throughout the country that have met this industry gold standard. - Read More
7/15/2021: Dayton Ohio - The 2nd Street Market will reopen indoors this Saturday, July 17. - Read More
10/7/2020: Dayton Ohio - Five Rivers MetroParks has launched a Heart Healthy Trails initiative to help people improve their physical and mental health outdoors. - Read More
7/17/2020: Dayton Ohio - New resource is a mobile field guide to Five Rivers MetroParks’ parks and trails. - Read More
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
1/21/2020: Dayton Ohio - Five Rivers MetroParks launches post-tornado reforestation and respite initiative, Healing Nature. - Read More
11/20/2019: Dayton Ohio - Five Rivers MetroParks rangers earn statewide award for their response to Oregon District mass shooting. - Read More
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
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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