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Island MetroPark

Client: Five Rivers MetroParks

Dayton, Ohio

Project Responsibilities: Concept Design, Construction Documents, and Construction Observation

The renovation of 33-acre Island MetroPark followed its acquisition by Five Rivers MetroPark in 1995. The renovation, which was a collaboration between Chambers Architecture and Five Rivers MetroParks, carried out a new master plan that preserved and enhanced the natural beauty of the site, while also implementing amenities tailored for modern urban families.

The project included the renovation of a historic band shelter that is used for concerts and performances throughout the year, as well as:

  • A new entrance and parking lot with overflow parking for special events.
  • A new restroom facility.
  • Two new picnic shelters and three renovated shelters.
  • Three separate playgrounds designed for differing age groups of children.
  • An interactive waterplay structure.

The park was originally created in the late 19th century. It was first redeveloped in 1911 in accordance with a city-wide park master plan that was conceived by the Olmstead Brothers.

The entire park is ADAAG compliant with paved hiking and biking trails.