Riverfront Parks

The land that is utilized for the flood protection system also provides unparalleled public access to the Great Miami River and its tributaries. More than 20 public jurisdictions in five counties hold permits to operate parks, trails and related attractions on Miami Conservancy District land. Five Rivers MetroParks is the largest of these organizations, providing recreational opportunities on hundreds of acres of flood protection land in the Dayton region.

Lock Nine Park - Piqua

This park is still in development with sights for completion in 2024. It will have beautiful riverfront views, parking, picnic areas, recreational trail access, a nearby amphitheater for entertainment.


Treasure Island Park -Troy

The park is designed to accommodate paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, and bicyclists. A picnic shelter emblazoned with the park’s name is complimented by an amphitheater for free summer concerts. Here you can find Ohio’s only floating tents, available for rent. Nearby is Smith’s Boathouse, a unique dining experience situated right on the water.


Thomas Kyle Memorial Park - Tipp City

Kyle Park includes 280 acres and is located South of Main Street off of South First Street. There are 3 shelters available for use, 10 soccer fields, 2 softball diamonds, 10 baseball diamonds, 2 sand volleyball courts, a skate-park, basketball court, batting cage, horseshoe pits, fishing pond, driving range, and playground and exercise equipment.

Bridle trails are located within Kyle Park. Amenities including a mounting block, tie rail, and picnic tables can be found at the entrance of the trail. The trail is classified as easy and has beautiful terrain to go through along the Great Miami River.

The 1.85-acre Tipp City Dog Park is located at the back of Thomas B. Kyle Memorial Park. The Dog Park is divided into separately fenced areas for large and small dogs and includes a fully fenced perimeter with double-gates, benches, picnic tables, and a water fountain that accommodates dogs and their owners.


Riverscape MetroPark - Dayton

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. RiverScape MetroPark is positioned at the center of more than 300 miles of paved, off-street trails in the Dayton region — the nation’s largest paved trail network.



Miami Bend Park - West Carrollton
A quiet respite from the urban metropolitan area, MCD maintains Miami Bend Park in West Carrollton.  Offering ample parking, a kayak launch, informational kiosks, and Accessible boat dock. Miami Bend Park includes a low dam, attractive for fishing and bird watching. 

Note: Safe portage is located on the left side of the dam. DO NOT paddle near the dam or attempt to float over.



Miamisburg Riverfront Park - Miamisburg
A short walk the shops and restaurants of downtown Miamisburg, the park covers 7 acres of green space along the Great Miami River. The park hosts many events including concerts, carnivals, and seasonal events. Ample parking and bike racks make the park very accessible with easy access to the Great Miami River Recreation Trail. The park is also a short walking distance to Downtown Miamisburg shops and restaurants.

Crains Run Nature Park - Miamisburg

Located at the very southern end of the township, this 34 acre park borders the Great Miami River. The Route 25/Great Miami Recreation Trail’s southernmost section runs through the park as it follows the banks of the river. Two thirds of the park is heavily wooded with hiking trails winding throughout the woods while the remainder of the park is green space. One shelter house with picnic table seating for 40 people, overlooks the park’s four-acre pond. Fishing is permitted. A second shelter is also available for reservations. This shelter provides a scenic view of the river, seating for 70 people and running water.

Adjoining the park property, just across the road at the south end of the park, is a restored canal lock that was built in 1829 as part of the Miami-Erie Canal system. Known as Sunfish Lock, it was restored by Miami Township in 1990.

Bicentennial Commons - Middletown

Bicentennial Commons, along the Great Miami River Trail, features AK Pavilion, a scenic overlook of the river and brick paver walkways.


RiversEdge at Marcum Park - Hamilton
RiversEdge Park & Amphitheater is home to concerts and events along the banks of the Great Miami River.