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Strengthening Connections Between Parks

McIntosh Park is one of the most hoppin’ and exciting parks in Dayton. Sitting above the mouth of the Wolf Creek, McIntosh Park offers a spray park and playground for the kids, basketball courts, and a picnic shelter that fills the air with the sweet aroma of barbecue all summer long. The park is across Edwin C. Moses Boulevard from …

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Riverfront Plan’s Implementation Strategy

The Dayton Riverfront Plan (DRP) proposes over 90 projects within five corridors along 15 miles of waterway covering over 4,000 acres. How could we possibly get all of this done? With partnerships and perseverance. And it’s already happening. The Dayton Riverfront Plan’s nine partners—City of Dayton, Five Rivers MetroParks, Miami Conservancy District, along with CityWide Development Corporation, Downtown Dayton Partnership, …

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Vision Taking Shape for Sunrise MetroPark

One of the most ambitious proposals of the Dayton Riverfront Plan is the transformation of Sunrise MetroPark and Sunset Park, parks complimenting each other on either side of the river west of downtown. The big idea is that this portion of the river, which has historically divided our segregated community between east and west, White and Black, evolves to become …

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2021 Efforts Underway

In the last year, despite the need to turn our attention to staying safe and helping our neighbors and community through the COVID-19 pandemic, the partners in the Dayton Riverfront Plan (Five Rivers MetroParks, City of Dayton, the Miami Conservancy District, and six other local agencies) were able to continue moving forward with much of the exciting work on the …

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Creating a healthy city

  With just a few weeks until the unveiling of the final plans for the future of Dayton’s riverfronts, Dayton Riverfront Plan partners want to share more about the goals of the 20-year plan and once again invite the public to attend public meetings on Tuesday, June 12: DAYTON RIVERFRONT PLAN PUBLIC MEETINGS: Tuesday, June 12, at the Dayton Metro Library …

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Closing the gap and providing something for everyone

The last blog took a closer look at the Dayton Riverfront Plan’s six goals, and at ways to achieve the Plan’s economic goals. We’ll continue by focusing on the Plan’s goal to ensure that there is something for everyone. Before we dive into a specific goal, here is an overview of the Dayton Riverfront Plan’s six goals: Economic engine: Leverage …

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Bringing the city together and driving the local economy: Six goals addressed in the Dayton Riverfront Plan

Many thanks to all those who attended the last round of public meetings. Your feedback was insightful and your comments on both the Dayton Riverfront Plan and the proposed park site plans are integral to the development of final plans. Currently, partners are evolving the Dayton Riverfront Plan to to address six goals they wish to achieve: Economic engine: Leverage …

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Don’t miss tomorrow’s public meeting

As project partners prepare for the upcoming public meetings when they will unveil the synthesized framework plan, they have also been working on finalizing the alternative site plans for each of the 10 parks in the planning area. To learn more about these parks and their potential, read the last Dayton Riverfront Plan blog post. The details of the individual …

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Consolidated framework plan

A new year means new progress in the development of the Dayton Riverfront Plan. Sasaki and the Dayton Riverfront Plan partners have developed a refined framework proposal based on the strongest ideas from the two framework alternatives that were presented to the public in October. The blended framework proposal is based on feedback that was collected both during public meetings …