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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.

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

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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


More Details: Five Rivers MetroParks

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    409 E. Monument Ave.
    Administrative Offices
    Dayton, OH 45402
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    Five Rivers MetroParks
    409 E. Monument Ave.
    Dayton, OH 45402
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Five Rivers MetroParks looking for volunteers for Make a Difference Day

10/2/2023: Dayton Ohio - Five Rivers MetroParks will host its annual fall service day, Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 28. Register online by Friday, Oct. 27. - Read More

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5/5/2022: Dayton Ohio - Enjoy FREE music under the pavilion - here's the concert schedule for the 2022 RiverScape Summer Music Series - Read More

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

3/7/2022: Dayton Ohio - Celebrate Earth Day by protecting and cleaning the region’s parks and waterways during Five Rivers MetroParks’ 34th annual Adopt-A-Park. - Read More

Five Rivers MetroParks hires new chief of philanthropy

11/29/2021: Dayton Ohio - Alexis Larsen has joined Five Rivers MetroParks’ executive leadership team as its new chief of philanthropy. - Read More

Five Rivers MetroParks maintains national accreditation

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

MetroParks introduces Heart Healthy Trails initiative

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

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 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

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

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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