Wright Patterson AFB Community
Sports and Recreation
Whether you’re looking to take in a game or cool off with a trip down a waterslide, the southwest region of Ohio offers a variety of recreational opportunities.
Adventure Reef Water Park
2900 Glengarry Drive
Kettering, OH 45420 937-296-2587
This 3-acre outdoor aquatic facility features a leisure pool with a large water playground, water slides, an interactive splash pad and a baby/toddler pool. Visit the website for information on when the water park is open for the season.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45220 513-281-4700
The Zoological Society of Cincinnati was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the second-oldest zoo in the United States. The zoo is home to nearly 2,000 animals that represent more than 500 species, including alligators, giraffes, rhinos, lions, tigers, wallabies and monkeys. A gift shop and a number of eateries are also available.
Fifth Third Field
220 N. Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45402 937-228-2287
The Dayton Dragons are a Class A minor league baseball team playing in the Midwest League. The Dragons are affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds. In 2011, the Dragons set the new record of the most consecutive home game sellouts (815 total) in all of professional sports. As of the end of the 2015 season, the still-in-progress record stands at 1,121 straight games.
Ohio is home to one of the greatest golfers in the last century, Jack Nicklaus. With such an iconic pro in the state, it’s easy to see why there are such fantastic courses to choose from. For more information on courses in Ohio, visit your city or county websites, local chamber of commerce websites or the TourismOhio’s website at www.ohio.org/interests/sports-recreation.
Goodfolk and O’Tymes Airplane Rides
177 S. Monroe Siding Road
Xenia, OH 45385 937-877-0837
Goodfolk and O’Tymes is the only antique biplane ride company in the Dayton area. Experience the birthplace of aviation firsthand in an authentic 1929 Travel Air 4000. For more information on hours and prices, visit the website.
6300 Kings Island Drive
Kings Mills, OH 45034 513-754-5700
Kings Island is a 364-acre amusement park 21 miles north of Cincinnati in Mason. There is something for everyone, including a water park, thrilling rides, an award-winning kids’ area, an animatronic dinosaur park, live entertainment and more. For more information on hours and ticket prices, visit the park’s website.
Miami Valley Bike Trails
Explore the countryside by bicycle with more than 300 miles of trails. The trail winds its way near the Great Miami River, parks, museums, picnic facilities, acres of natural land and over gently rolling terrain.
Young’s Jersey Dairy
6880 Springfield Xenia Road
Yellow Springs, OH 45387 937-325-0629
Young’s Jersey Dairy is a working dairy farm with a traditional ice cream parlor, two restaurants, miniature golf, a petting zoo, batting cages, a driving range and events throughout the year. Open year-round, it’s especially a favorite summertime stop for a cool scoop of ice cream on a hot day.