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RiverScape MetroPark

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Address: 111 E Monument Ave, Dayton, OH 45402-1284
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+1 937-278-2607
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This popular park, found along the Great Miami River in the heart of...

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 RiverScape the Miami Valley's favorite community gathering place. Always open.

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Lovely Area

We really enjoyed just strolling along the river.We were on the Art Museum and Masonic Temple side. Really lovelt!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We really enjoyed just strolling along the river.We were on the Art Museum and Masonic Temple side. Really lovelt!

Thank AaronFWA
Dayton, OH
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice place for many of the local festivals. Scenic view of the downtown and rive area. Relaxing atmosphere for just contemplating life.

Thank Ken R
Hilo, HI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This area is a great respite from driving around the city! We walked along the cement paths and watched water fowl foraging in the rivers. The placards with historical information about the flood put the historical significance into perspective. We walked across a bridge to a park where people were jogging along paths, and sitting under shady trees. A timeline... More 

Thank roots_reggae
Clayton, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Rain cant dampen the spirit of the annual Celtic Festival. with 3 or 4 tents for music and tons of venders to choose from there was nothing that I could complain about. The facilities that RiverScape has makes a great location for festivals like this and enhances the experience for everyone

Thank Mmagoo13
Union, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Alongside The Great Miami River, this regional park in downtown Dayton has bike rentals, ice skating with rentals, heated restrooms, snack bar, splash pad, all in season. Concerts, Festivals and other events are held nine months a year, with ice skating in the winter Nader the concert sunshade. Kayaking is in the final stages of developing river Rapids to add... More 

Thank Teresa B
Vestal, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Gorgeous place to walk around or sit on a bench next to fountains. There are swings overlooking the river and there is also an ice cream stand where they serve really good ice cream and hot dogs and snacks.

Thank Faye T
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our first visit to Riverscape - love that it's free! Pleasant to take a walk along the river and see the fountains go off at the top of each hour. Kids were playing in the interactive fountain and it looked refreshing on a hot day. Loved all the green swings along the river to just sit and relax and enjoy... More 

Thank Dayna S
Newark, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

You can tell they are trying to revitalize the area and are doing a very good job! Very nice love the views and what improvements they are doing!

Thank Galbk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Joined many people for jazz at Riverscape. Wonderful venue! Beautiful views of the river, and such a beautifully landscaped location.

Thank Carol W
Dayton, Ohio
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24 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Riverscape is a narrow, riverside venue maintained by Five Rivers MetroParks. There is a covered pavilion where you might find free yoga classes or music in the summer and ice skating in the winter. You can rent bicycles to use along the adjacent paved bicycle path that follows the river north and south of downtown. There are also beautiful plantings... More 

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