Five Rivers MetroParks will offer live music and new, free fitness classes and starting this May at RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave. in downtown Dayton.
Fitness in the Park kicks off with the new Cardio Dance in the Park on May 11, presented by Kettering Health Network and taught by Megan Millat of Fit N Fruitful. Returning this year is Yoga in the Park, which begins May 18 with a Vinyasa yoga practice led by Tori Reynolds of Speakeasy Yoga. Fitness programs are most Saturdays throughout the summer from 10 a.m. to noon.
Those who want a new fitness challenge this season can join Fit Body Boot Camp instructors on select Tuesdays starting in June for a high intensity interval training workout under the Pavilion. Bootcamp in the Park starts on Tuesday, June 11 and is from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Fitness in the Park participants should bring water and a mat for yoga.
Also in May is the first concert in the summer-long RiverScape Summer Music Series, Pickin’ in the Park. May 3 from 6 to 10 pm, Flatland Harmony Experiment and Kind Country will perform string-picking American roots music. MetroParks Rangers, Dayton Police and Fire, and area cycling organizations will be on hand to talk to families about bike safety. Try a bike, get a free helmet and grab a snow cone (while supplies last).
The RiverScape Summer Music Series concerts are free for all ages and held under the RiverScape Pavilion. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, including craft beer and fare from local food trucks. Proceeds from beer sales benefit A Special Wish Foundation. Guests should bring a lawn chair for seating. A complete list of the RiverScape Summer Music Series concerts is atmetroparks.org/RiverScape.
Starting May 6 through the end of September, RiverScape MetroPark hosts Music@Lunch. Enjoy live acoustic music, free Wi-Fi and views of the Great Miami River from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Monday through Friday. Grab lunch from a rotating selection of a daily food truck and the RiverScape Café.
Starting Memorial Day weekend, rent bikes and bike accessories at RiverScape Rentals, open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm through Labor Day. The interactive fountains and the Five Rivers Fountain of Lights also open Memorial Day weekend.
“Five Rivers MetroParks is committed to providing opportunities for residents of all ages, allowing them to enjoy the outdoors and have healthy, active lifestyles,” said RiverScape MetroPark manager, Meredith Adamisin. “The warm weather has people itching to get outside, and there are myriad outdoor opportunities at RiverScape MetroPark that start in May and continue throughout the summer.”
Learn more about all of RiverScape MetroPark’s summer programs and events by visiting metroparks.org/RiverScape.