Dayton Outdoor Recreation Initiative

Client Objective

Develop a recreation initiative for Five Rivers MetroParks

Active Strategies Process

Creation of two major community events, The Adventure Summit and the Midwest Outdoor Experience


IThe two events were a catalyst for significant bike friendly initiatives and the development of many outdoor facilities including two whitewater parks, mountain bike and backpacking trail facilities. Today Dayton employs active lifestyle strategies as part of its development efforts. In 2015, Dayton earned an Honorable Mention in its Best Outdoor Town competition and was recently named the host of the 2017 International Trail Symposium.

Case StudyJames Harper