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Amid the beautifully landscaped gardens, flowering pots, hanging baskets and reflecting pools, this lively park on the banks of the Great Miami River offers a place for those who live, work and play downtown to connect to nature. Grab a Link bike and head over to the park to enjoy this urban retreat 365 days a year. The park hosts a full range of year-round activities from summer concerts to ice skating, recreation programs to large community festivals. RiverScape is a place that not only preserves glimpses of the city’s origins but one that embraces modern innovation and evolves with the needs of the vibrant and connected neighborhoods that surround it.
Rules & Regulations
RiverScape is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are welcome on the ice rink. RiverScape MetroPark received a certificate of excellence from the Access Center Dayton in recognition of our efforts to ensure that people with disabilities have complete access to the communities in which they live.
RiverScape MetroPark sits at the junction of the Great Miami River and Mad River Trail on the nation’s largest paved trail network and connects to the on-street facilities in downtown Dayton. Don’t have a bike? Rent one! RiverScape Rentals offers bikes, child seats and trailers on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Ride the Great Miami River Bikeway south and visit historical Carillon Park or go north to scenic Island MetroPark. The Bike Hub offers commuters on two wheels secure bike lockers, showers and restrooms.
Buckeye & North Country Trails
The Buckeye and North Country Trails pass through RiverScape MetroPark. This section of the Buckeye Trail is part of a 1,440-mile continuous loop that completely encircles Ohio. The North Country National Scenic Trail stretches across seven states and will be 4,600 miles long when completed. These trails link and make accessible historic and scenic features and provide long-distance hiking.