Spending time outdoors can benefit your physical and mental well-being. Dayton and Montgomery County are so fortunate to have incredible outdoor spaces through Five Rivers MetroParks.
Inspire a personal connection with nature. Plan your walk, hike, or relaxation session at a MetroPark near you by browsing the interactive map.
Dayton’s Five Rivers MetroParks is an expansive park system offering nearly 16,000 acres of green space in 25 facilities. Getting back to nature has never been so easy with all the Dayton parks just a short distance from the city — and many accessible by bicycle. Dayton is a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community, which — among other things — means every Daytonian lives less than 10 minutes from a bike path. Many locations also offer programming for everything from outdoor recreation to bird watching to photography or children’s activities. A number of these are free and don’t require registration. Dayton parks are some of the best places to discover the great outdoors. For more information about Five Rivers MetroParks, call 937-275-PARKS or visit their website.
Nature is open year round - the fall and winter are great times to get out and explore!