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RiverScape MetroPark

Open Now: 11:00 - 20:00
Open today: 11:00 - 20:00
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One of the nicest river walk areas I've encountered

A lot of cities have walking paths along their rivers. We walked Dayton's at both night time and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018

beautiful views and gardens. Pavilion is excellent to hear a band. They have numerous festivals... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Daniel D
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This popular park, found along the Great Miami River in the heart of Downtown Dayton, is a hub of activities for all ages -- from concerts and community events to bike rentals. Beautiful floral plantings, hanging baskets and fountains make...more
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111 E Monument Ave, Dayton, OH 45402-1284
+1 937-278-2607
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

A lot of cities have walking paths along their rivers. We walked Dayton's at both night time and during the day and were impressed. It seems to be kept up nicely and felt safe. The lights on the river were beautiful at night. The swings,...More

1  Thank KatieVirginia
Reviewed 27 August 2018

beautiful views and gardens. Pavilion is excellent to hear a band. They have numerous festivals throughout the year.

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 14 August 2018

A relaxing time watching the water spouts. Unfortunately we were there at the end of the 8 minute cycle. It is 8 minutes per hour, starting 4 minutes before. Do your research because you don't want to miss it. Good for all ages, lots of...More

1  Thank jubileegoddess
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This park, located in the heart of downtown Dayton is a great place to start a bike ride. They also have an interactive fountain for kids to play in. In the winter, the pavilion is transformed into an Ice Skating Rink

Thank dmba10u
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is a lovely riverwalk through downtown Dayton. The walk is well-kept and there are many nice swinging benches to sit in and take in the view. Don't miss the Wright Flyer. One word of Caution-there is a sketchy element here-panhandlers, mostly, but one can...More

2  Thank mcdh4561
Reviewed 8 February 2018

You can fish on the river, rent peddle boats, cycle on the bike path, and ice skate in the winter. The big festival every on the 4th of July has some great food also.

1  Thank electricman2018
Reviewed 6 December 2017

It was a clear, beautiful day for a walk. We enjoyed the new paved trails, crossed and recrossed the bridges. There were many information signs referring to the inventor's trail which was part of the walk.

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Rode through this plaza while riding the numerous paved bike trails in the Dayton area. So nice and so very well done. I can only imagine the summer activities are numerous and fun. What an attribute for the city of Dayton!

Thank PAHWestfield
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I went really early in the morning so there's not a lot of people around at the time. It was a nice walk along the edge of the river, there were swings located around and it was very near the downtown area. It was also...More

Thank Jing C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The heart of RiverScape is a big white permanent pavilion. Every other Thursday night in the summer, the Metroparks puts on a Big Band night. Live swing music, people dancing, people bringing lawn chairs just to watch and listen. On weekends, you can find Celtic...More

Thank Jeanette W
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