AES Ohio to host Day in the Park with Five Rivers MetroParks

October 26, 2022

Partnering with Five Rivers MetroParks, AES Ohio Day in the Parks marks its second year as a new tradition for our people to help our community revitalize the parks that we enjoy year-round throughout the Dayton region. AES Ohio volunteers will focus their work in a variety of projects at Spring Run Conservation Area and Adventure Central to beautify and enhance these important community assets.  

Spring Run Conservation Area Wetland Restoration Project is in Trotwood. The project is fully funded by a $499,500 grant from Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. The 550-acre Spring Run Conservation Area is comprised of two land parcels: the 190-acre former Larch Tree Golf Course and the 360-acre Great Miami Wetland Mitigation Bank, the property once planned to become a landfill.  

“This is a great example of how MetroParks staff come together to make things happen,” said Becky Benná, Five Rivers MetroParks chief executive officer. “MetroParks’ 10-year comprehensive master plan identified this area as underserved, and MetroParks wants to eventually create a new MetroPark at the Spring Run Conservation Area. A site master plan has been created for the area and, working with the city of Trotwood and other partners, MetroParks is gradually acquiring the means to make that happen.” 

Adventure Central is the result of a partnership among Five Rivers MetroParks, The Ohio State University Extension and 4-H Youth Development. Adventure Central’s positive youth development partnership is based on a proven model of long-term commitment and high touch integrated with opportunities to connect with nature.  

WHEN: Wednesday, October 26


  • Run Conservation Area, 2765 N Snyder Rd., Trotwood, OH 45426  (8:30 AM-Noon)
  • Adventure Central, 2222 N James H McGee Blvd, Dayton, OH 45417 (1:30 PM-4:00 PM)

AES Ohio’s top priority is safety. All employees and volunteers participating in AES Ohio Day in the Parks are vaccinated and will follow COVID-19 safety precautions. 


About AES Ohio 

AES Ohio is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. AES Ohio, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 527,000 customers in West Central Ohio. During its long history, AES Ohio has served its customers with the lowest distribution and transmission rates in Ohio among investor-owned utilities. Connect with AES Ohio on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Learn more about how AES Ohio is accelerating the future of energy, visit