Family Fun & Recreation

City of Dayton Recreation & Youth Services

Recreation and Youth Service

Dayton offers a wide range of Recreation options, from indoor pools to dance and yoga classes. The City of Dayton program highlights include expansive golf courses, beautiful aquatic centers with indoor pools, well equipped fitness centers, and professional classes and instruction.

Bike Rentals

Bike Rentals - 

As a bronze level bike-friendly city, there is no better way to explore Dayton then renting a bike from RiverScape Bike Hub Rentals and cruising the 330 miles of bike paths in Dayton and surrounding Miami Valley.


With three beautiful courses located within minutes of the DCC, guests have plenty of options for teeing off. Whether you're looking to book one of our inclusive golf packages or simply explore the courses at your leisure, we have the resources to get you out of the meeting room and onto the green. Instructional classes are also available for those looking to take their game to the next level.


Aquatics - Recreation and Youth Services

With several aquatic centers throughout the city, the Dayton Convention Center can help make your next event a splash. From pool parties to water slides and swim lessons, the DCC has you covered.

Kayak & Canoe Rentals

Kayak & Canoe Rentals - 

Situated at the convergence of 5 major waterways, Dayton is the perfect place to get out on the river. Rent a kayak or canoe and travel the beautiful Great Miami River.

K12/TEJAS Gallery

341 S. Jefferson St. 
Dayton, OH 45402 - 0.5 miles 

Located half a mile from the Dayton Convention Center, K12 is a 33,000 sq. ft. space that offers art classes, workshops and exhibitions for teens and adults. The only continuous children's art exhibit space in Ohio, K12/TEJAS offers something exciting for children or adults of any age.

Urban Krag Climbing Center

125 Clay St. 
Dayton, OH 45402 - 0.6 miles 

Located half a mile from the Dayton Convention Center is the Urban Krag indoor climbing center. For both advanced and new climbers, UK offers 8,000 square feet of vertical terrain with heights ranging from 28-56 feet.

BoonShoft Museum of Discovery

2600 Deweese Parkway 
Dayton, OH 45402 - 3.4 miles 

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, located on Dayton's north side, is a children's museum that emphasizes science and natural history. Visit to experience the indoor zoo and tree-house as well as the solar system exhibit.


1385 Harshman Rd. 
Dayton, OH 45431 - 5.1 miles 
RiverRun - 

RiverRun is a $4 million development of the Miami River, turning an old low dam into a white water adventure course. The project includes a novice and advanced drop for paddlers of all skill levels. Rent a Canoe or Kayak and run the rapids!

Scene 75

6196 Poe Avenue 
Dayton, OH 45402 - 6.8 miles 


Located 10 minutes from the Dayton Convention Center, Scene 75 is the largest indoor entertainment center in the country, featuring indoor Go-Karts, black light mini-golf, laser tag, sand volleyball, bars, restaurants and much more! Bring the whole family for a day of crazy fun.

Other Family Fun and Recreation Options

Cooper Park
Second St. and Clair St.

Dayton Dragons Baseball
220 North Patterson Blvd.

Dayton Flyers Basketball
1801 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.

Downtown Dayton YMCA
316 N. Wilkinson Street