Island MetroPark

Island MetroPark History

Island MetroPark was formerly known as the White City Amusement Park.  The park resides at the confluence of the Stillwater and Great Miami Rivers and has hosted entertainment venues for decades.  In 1940, Dayton city leaders erected the Leslie L. Diehl Band Shell where concerts entertained Daytonians.  Years later it hosted the Dayton River Festival.  Today, the park still hosts events, a splash pad, and many old trees as the Great Miami Riverway and Buckeye and North County trail riders follow the river. 

Island MetroPark Features

Leslie L. Diehl Band Shell:  An Art Deco structure built in 1940 as a Works Progress Administration project.  Despite its age, the iconic structure was restored to its former beauty in 1995. 

Buckeye Trail & North Country Trails:  The Buckeye Trail meanders through 1,4000 miles of Ohio and much of it coincides with the North Country National Scenic Trail which holds 4,800 miles of trails that runs from Vermont to North Dakota.  The NCT trail is part of the National Park System. 

Great Miami River Trail:  The trail runs for 93 miles from Sidney Ohio to Hamilton and contributes to an unrivaled bike trail network in Ohio. 

Great Miami River Water Trail:  The water trial runs for 156 miles as the river meanders through the Miami Valley providing Dayton area residents miles of access for canoe and kayak enthusiasts.

Island MetroPark Art Prints

This gallery is for Dayton Corporate art clients seeking pleasing scenes that capture the Miami Valley’s treasures.  Most agree some of Dayton’s features lie in its bike trail network and watersport opportunities.  With many of the trails converging at Island MetroPark make this gallery a compelling collection of art prints. 

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