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Old River Park

Old River Park

**Old River Park is not available for reservation, usage, or programming during the 2022-23 academic year with few long standing and pre-approved exceptions. Any new requests will be denied. Humanities Plaza, Heritage Center, the LTC Patio, and KU Mall are recommended options to pursue for your outdoor gatherings. Please check in regarding future use in July 2023.** 


Old River Park (ORP) offers a 1.5-mile scenic lagoon, fishing, walking paths, open green space, and a historic pavilion and bandstand. The 48-acre park is a Dayton landmark that provides students, faculty, staff, and their guest a space to learn, reflect, recreate, and connect with nature and all of its benefits, as well as develop recreation skills and engage in social fellowship.


Special Events at Old River Park


EarthFest is an annual spring event celebrating the natural world and sustainability through outdoor recreation. This annual event includes live music, crafts, art displays, garden and compost tours, slacklining, yard games, paddling, a fishing competition and more!

Fall Fest

Fall Fest is an annual fall event hosted by Campus Recreation and UD Late Night featuring fall themed crafts and food, giant inflatables, a photo booth, fishing competition, and disc golf tournament. 


Campus Recreation

2 Evanston Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45409