Check your community’s parks and recreation listings to see more of what your local area has to offer.
Beaver Creek State Park
12021 Echo Dell Road
East Liverpool, OH 43920 330-385-3091
Beaver Creek State Park, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is one of Ohio’s most scenic parks. The park includes Little Beaver Creek, a state and national wild and scenic river, and 2,722 acres of forest wilderness.
Cox Arboretum MetroPark
6733 N. Springboro Pike
Dayton, OH 45449 937-275-7275
This 189-acre facility is a place for visitors to escape among trees, shrubs, specialty gardens, mature forests and prairies. The arboretum hosts year-round educational programs that teach children and adults about sustainable horticulture, plant science and conservation. The park is also home to a native-Ohio butterfly house.
Dayton Aviation Heritage
National Historical Park
16 S. Williams St.
Dayton, OH 45402 937-225-7705
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park preserves and interprets the history and legacies of the Wright Brothers and Paul Laurence Dunbar. There are five National Historic Landmarks and a National Register Historic District within the park. These include the Wright Cycle Company building, Hoover Block, Huffman Prairie Flying Field, the 1905 Wright Flyer III, Hawthorn Hill and the Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial. The park also offers plenty of activities for kids, including Junior Ranger and nature programming.
900 Mound Road
Miamisburg, OH 45342 866-580-6508
The Miamisburg Mound is one of the two largest conical-shaped mounds of its kind in eastern North America, standing at 65-feet tall. Excavations in 1869 suggest the mound was built by the Adena culture (800 B.C. to A.D. 100). The mound’s top observation platform offers fantastic views of the area.