Five Rivers Metroparks en New Bike Trail Branches Open Near Austin Landing <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">A new branch of southwest Ohio’s bikeway system has opened in Miami Township, linking the Great Miami River Bikeway to Austin Boulevard near I-75. The bike trails are part of a regional vision for economic development.</span></p><p>At the blustery ribbon-cutting ceremony for the&nbsp;Medlar&nbsp;Bikeway, officials from Montgomery County,&nbsp;Miamisburg, Miami Township and Five Rivers&nbsp;Metroparks&nbsp;cheered and posed for pictures.</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:39:20 +0000 Lewis Wallace 41427 at New Bike Trail Branches Open Near Austin Landing Southwest Ohio River Recreation Project Underway <p>Work has begun on a new river recreation project in southwest Ohio.</p><p>What will be known as Mad River Run in Dayton is expected to draw kayaks and canoes. It will feature a 2,100-foot whitewater stretch that includes a drop, with more drops planned when funds become available.</p><p>The Dayton Daily News reports that Five Rivers MetroParks says the project includes conservation measures, with bank stabilization work.</p><p>The first phase of construction is funded in part by a $100,000 Dayton Rotary Club donation.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 39615 at WYSO Weekend: August 4, 2013 <p>Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 4, 2013 including the following stories:</p><p>- <a href="">Officials Differ On Emergency Phone Alert During Yellow Springs Standoff</a>, by Emily McCord</p><p>- <a href="">Cityfolk Cancels 2014 Season</a>, by Jerry Kenney</p><p>- <a href="">Wildlife Boom in Local MetroParks</a>, by Community Voices producer Ron Rollins</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Jerry Kenney 37306 at Southwest Ohio Bikeway Set for Opening <p>A bikeway that will connect Wright-Patterson base with downtown Dayton is ready for launch.</p><p>Completion of the 3.6-mile Mad River Bikeway extension will link with 330 miles of regional bikeway paths while connecting the base.</p><p>The Dayton Daily News reports that the grand opening will be June 21 at the Eastwood MetroPark parking lot, with a group ride following.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 34884 at What's Great in Dayton: June 14 - 20, 2013 <p>In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated today on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.</p><p><a href="">Five Rivers Metroparks</a> will host a variety of R&amp;B acts to help you dance your way through these hot summer months.&nbsp; The show will take place on Friday June 14, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for seating. All are welcome to attend!</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:46:52 +0000 Charlie Campbell 34757 at What's Great in Dayton: June 14 - 20, 2013