Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, 1301 East Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45414, (937) 277-6545. Stroll through formal gardens and the delightful Children’s Discovery Garden. Every season has something special to offer. Home gardeners will find a wealth of design ideas, wonderful plants, and cultivation techniques suitable for the Miami Valley. Also walk the Marie Aull Nature Trail and Swamp Forest Boardwalk and discover the scenic Stillwater River corridor.
Children’s Discovery Garden at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, 1301 East Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45414, (937) 277-6545. The Children’s Discovery Garden is a child-friendly place to experience our world through gardening. The garden offers opportunities to play among interesting and whimsical plant displays, learn about Ohio habitats, and grow vegetables and other backyard plants.
River Corridor Bikeway Access to this extensive paved bikeway network is available at DeWeese Parkway, Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, and Triangle Park.
Kayak and Canoe Access to the Stillwater River can be found along the main access road to Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark.
Dayton Playhouse, 1301 East Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45414, (937) 424-8477. High quality musicals, comedies and dramas are performed by some of the area’s finest talent. In 1991, the Playhouse launched Future Fest – a nationally recognized annual summer playwriting festival that has helped launch the careers of almost 90 playwrights.
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton, OH, 45414, (937) 275-7431. This interactive children’s museum offers many opportunities for children and adults to study the natural environment. The museum offers classes and activities to educate and stimulate! Included in the museum is a Wild Ohio Exhibit featuring live animals native to Ohio.
DeWeese Park, located along DeWeese Parkway, has a two mile loop walking, bicycling, and running path adjacent to theStillwaterRiver. The benches along the river offer a place for rest and reflection. This special park, which is also an entrance to the bikeway, provides a sense of community that extends to all residents of the city.
Jim Nicholas Tennis Center, 2424 Ridge Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45414, (937) 333-3085. The center offers six clay courts and three hard courts which are open to the public and available to use for a small fee. Leagues are also invited to use the courts which also host the occasional tournament. Hours of operation and fees are posted at the courts or are available by contacting the center.
Frederick E. Howell Baseball Field, located on Ridge Avenue near the Ridge Avenue Bridge, meets standards set for high school, intercollegiate and semi-professional teams. The field is mostly used by these teams and the public is always welcome to watch a game.
Triangle Park, located at Ridge Avenue and Embury Park Road. People from all over the community come to Triangle Park to enjoy everything from family reunions to baseball at the adjoining Howell Field. A large pavilion is available; smaller shelters are ideal for picnics and small gatherings. Ample parking is available. To reserve shelters, contact the City of Dayton’s Division of Street Maintenance at (937) 333-6463.
Ridgecrest Park, located between Pinecrest Drive and Fieldstone Drive is a “walk-to” park. Limited parking is available at this neighborhood park, which is tucked into the middle portion of our neighborhood. The volunteer group, Restore Ridgecrest Park (RRP), which is affiliated with our neighborhood organization, is working on plans to refurbish this park with new amenities for those of all ages. Help with this effort is needed and welcomed. For more information just go to the group’s facebook page:
www.facebook.com/deweese.ridgecrest.youth.ambassadors or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay Lake Area, located behind the Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark Administration Building,1301 East Siebenthaler Avenue,Dayton,OH,45414, includes a fishing lake, remote- controlled-model airplane flying field and community gardens. Special events such as mud-court volleyball tournaments are held here.