Outdoor Recreation

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, have announced that Ohio will be under a "Stay at Home" order.
The order goes into effect beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2020, unless the order is rescinded or modified.  The order allows for outdoor activity:  "To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements (as outlined in the order), by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, running, or biking.  Individuals may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas.  However, public access playgrounds may increase the spread of COVID-19, and therefore shall be closed."

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During this time of social distancing, Dayton and Montgomery County are fortunate to have some of the finest outdoor recreation spaces in the country.  


Island MetroPark

Great Miami Riverway

Miami Valley Trails

Pursue outdoor adventures such as kayaking, cycling, fly-fishing and bird watching, all while enjoying the wonderful sights and sounds around you. Serene lakes; striking waterfalls; lush greenery and much more. You can also enjoy a hike in one of our many trails or read a book under a great big tree near a meadow. This is Ohio recreation at its best.