Green Days

Dayton’s parks give visitors a much-needed nature break.

It's easy to take for granted hard work and smart decisions that were made on your behalf long before you were around or able to appreciate them.

This year in and around Dayton, folks are getting the chance to step back and appreciate that 50 years ago, in 1963, a handful of forward-looking people realized that the spread of housing, development and highways would inevitably squeeze out green space and natural habitat — unless someone did something about it.

From their conversations, Montgomery County’s Five Rivers MetroParks system was born. To read more, click here to subscribe. >>