Best Public Parks in Dayton, OH

Handpicked Top 3 Public Parks in Dayton, OH. How do we actually find the most highly rated public park? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

RIVERSCAPE METROPARK

237 E Monument Ave, Dayton, OH 45402

Since 1976

Playground, Winter Ice-Skating, Fountain, Parking, Walking Path, Open Space Area, Community Events & Floral Plantings

Wheelchair Accessible - Fountains operate for 8-minute intervals straddling the top of the hour during the aforementioned daily run schedule

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Open 24 Hours

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.
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EASTWOOD PARK

1385 Harshman Rd, Dayton, OH 45431

Lake, River, Picnic Shelters, Picnic Areas, Swings, Slides, Benches, Fishing, Playground & Hiking Trails

3 Mile loop trail offers hiking - Kayaks and canoes permitted every day

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Mon - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

This is a really nice park with plenty of picnic shelters, easy access to the bike path and a good landing place for canoers and kayakers. There is an interesting section with several little islands connected by arched bridges. Awesome little lake that's easily accessible, plenty of loading space for jet skis and personal watercraft.
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ORCHARDLY PARK

2599 Delaine Ave, Dayton, OH 45419

Playground, Walking Path, Picnic Areas, Kids Play Areas, Basketball Court, Two Tennis Courts, Green Space & Shelter House

Spray pool with a state-of-the-art accessible playground designed by children for children

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Mon - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Great park for kids of all ages! Our three year old loved the huge sand pit (which has fountains for mud in the summer, we hear) and the multiple playsets. Really nice, new playground equipment; great variety! Busy but not crowded; lots of young kids, older kids playing basketball, and adults playing tennis.
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