Five Rivers MetroParks

The Miami Valley is blessed with a host of wonderful parks.  One major system is the Five Rivers MetroParks.  The genesis of these parks owes their existence to the Great Dayton Flood of 1913.  Chartered in 1915 the Miami Conservatory District was Dayton’s answer to flood prevention.  The organization built five dams throughout the upper tributaries of the Great Miami River.  These normally dry dams impound water during heavy rains and then the dams release the water downstream in a more controlled fashion.  Over time, each one of these water retention areas became a dual-use regional park.  The project was so impressive that twenty years later, the success of the Miami Conservancy District inspired the development of the much larger Tennessee Valley Authority.

Bike Trails

In addition to the park reserves which formed around the dams, the Miami Conservancy District also procured much of the levee areas which ran along the rivers, thereby connecting the parks.  This serendipitous action set the stage in forming one of the richest bike trail systems in the US featuring 350 miles of paved trails.  Today, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission oversees the network’s maintenance and growth.

Stunning Dayton Artwork

Our outstanding Five Rivers MetroPark system holds many Miami Valley landmarks and points of interest.  Over time, I’ve captured these Dayton scenic locations in varying seasons and under amazing light.  These images form dramatic canvas prints which will impress corporate art and healthcare art clients.  If you are looking for ways to celebrate your pride about living in the Gem City, these art prints will be the solution to your wall décor needs.  Shot a high resolution, these prints easily print in large canvas wall art sizes to at least 8 feet wide and acrylic panels 11 feet tall.

Aullwood Garden MetroPark

Carriage Hill MetroPark

Cox Arboretum MetroPark

Deed's Point MetroPark

Eastwood MetroPark

Englewood MetroPark

Hills and Dales MetroPark

Island MetroPark

RiverScape MetroPark

Sugarcreek MetroPark

Taylorsville MetroPark

Wegerzyn Gardens

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