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F I V E R I V E R S M E T R O P A R K S

Connecting the Dots…


A Regional River Initiative

April 17, 2009


Charlie Shoemaker
SECTION 1 Conservation Creates Opportunity

•Protection

On the Trail
•Water quality
•Flood control

•Connection
•Wildlife
•Recreation
•Transportation

River corridors serve wildlife & our quality of life


SECTION1 Land Conservation Creates Opportunity

On the Trail
Connecting the Dots… MetroParks efforts in the River Corridors

Mad River – Pedal and Paddle


SECTION 2 Partnerships
Making the River a River again

Resolve impediment of 5 area low dams:


• Dayton/Monument (Downtown)
• Tait Station (Carillon Park area)

• South Montgomery (West Carrollton)

• Hamilton (Butler County)

• Island (City of Dayton)

Three options developed for each:


1. Safing & portage MoMBA Trailhead

2. Basic passage
3. Recreation
SECTION 2 Downtown Dayton Plan
Concepts
Urban whitewater park - Golden
Urban Scale Outdoor Recreation
•Neighborhood Proximity
•Scaled to fit urban form
•Grey/brown Field use
•Increased use

Urban bouldering

Urban mountain biking-Seattle


SECTION 2 Downtown Dayton Plan Concepts
Benchmark - Little Rock Riverfront

• Public/Private Partnership
• Riverfront “The Medical Mile”
• 17 mile trail loop and emerging water trail
• Adjacent downtown entertainment district
• Levee pulled back to open river-city connection
• Recreation integrated into levee
SECTION 2 Improved Local Access

Local paddling opportunities


Proposed Mad River access –
Eastwood MP to RiverScape MP Eastwood MetroPark

RiverScape MP to Miamisburg

Englewood MP to Wegerzyn
Gardens MP

Taylorsville MP to Island MP

Germantown MP to Twin Creek MP


Kayak Clinic
RiverScape Phase III Site Birdseye View

Women’s
Kayak Clinic
RiverScape Phase III Bike Hub

Women’s
Kayak Clinic
Women’s
The Mad River
Recreation Corridor
Paddle and Pedal on the Mad
WFAFB & WSU Connection
The Mad River to Downtown
Recreation
Corridor
•MoMBA- Huffman MetroPark Kayaker under the RiverScape
Fountains
•Eastwood MetroPark
•Multiple river access points
•Proposed Mad River whitewater park
•Mad River Recreation Trail
•Old North Dayton - Whitewater Warehouse
•RiverScape MetroPark – Bike Hub

Mountain
Biking at
MoMBA

Riding at
RiverScape Whitewater
Play at
Eastwood
River Right Perspective of Top Element
Proposed Mad River in-stream improvements at Eastwood
MetroPark currently in design and permit phase
SECTION 3 The Mad River Corridor
Old North Dayton
•Home of Whitewater Warehouse
•UD study ID area as recreation hub
•City working with business and
Children's Hospital to investigate
opportunities

MoMBA Trailhead
Greenway/Blueway

Women’s Kayak Clinic


SECTION 3 Connecting the Dots…
A Regional Greenway/Blueway System

On the Trail
Greenway Blueway structure
•Layers of trails… Massed Access
•Water, rec, and natural
•Core areas in parks…placemaking
•Vibrancy where trails & river
recreation intersect with urban areas
SECTION 4 Connecting the Dots…
A Regional Greenway/Blueway System

• Connect trails to trails, parks, neighborhoods, schools, and


communities

• Combine and enhance trail and river access

• Improve amenities along corridors to invite use


• Information
• Location
• Comfort
Get Out and Live!