RIVERSCAPE PHASE III
The RiverScape Phase III Entertainment Pavilion & Bike Hub project completes the open space development of Dayton’s riverfront corridor. Phase III was developed through a collaborative partnership of Five Rivers MetroParks, City of Dayton, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, Miami Conservancy District, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority and Montgomery County, with support from the Downtown Dayton Partnership. The project replaces a former coal gasification plant Brownfield site with fundamental elements to increase the vitality of downtown, build upon existing adjacent development initiatives, improve personal connections with nature, and instill long-lasting, positive change for those living in the region and attraction to new businesses and residents.
The park development features include public-use facilities and sustainable design. The Bike Hub is a 15,000 sf LEED Silver regional model complete with a green roof. The building provides indoor, secure bike storage, locker rooms, and concessions for park visitors. The park area has seen a reduction in stormwater runoff through calculations that factor in the green roof, permeable pavement, and sustainable landscape areas. The park provides access to Dayton's regional bikeway system and is a central location for Downtown commuters and active families enjoying the region's 70-mile recreational trail. The park development signature piece, an entertainment pavilion, accommodates year-round activity with open-air views of the converging river corridor—a perfect backdrop for the Summer Concert Series, and community festivals and events, as well as a 13,000 sf ice skating rink in the winter months for children of all ages. Phase III has been highly successful in establishing a vibrant public space for downtown Dayton.