In its desire to improve the health of its residents and create a more vibrant and sustainable community, the City of Dayton is working to encourage walking and active transportation throughout the community.
The City of Dayton has received over $1.6 million to create a more active community, funding projects including the Arhens’ Way Riverfront Trail, the Safe Routes to School project, which will create the first pedestrian connection between the City of Dayton and the City of Fort Thomas. The City of Dayton is also working with the GroundWorks - Ohio River Valley, CORA (The Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance) to create a network of trails in Dayton’s Sargeant Park.
Let's get out! Get moving! And, Stay Healthy!
Sergeant Park is 20 wooded acres on the south side of Dayton between Lincoln Road and Covert Run Pike. The park contains a picnic shelter and a network of natural surface trails. Starting this week the City of Dayton will open the Lincoln Road and to Covert Run Pike Trailheads from dawn to dusk. These are natural surface hillside trails and are not ADA accessible.
Ahrens' Way/Riverfront Commons
Ahrens' Way is Dayton's first phase of the regional 11.5-mile Riverfront Commons initiative a walking/ biking path that runs along the Ohio River from the city of Ludlow on the west to the city of Ft. Thomas on the east. The trailhead is at the end of O'Fallon Ave.
The Walk Dayton Urban Trails
Developed in partnership with the Northern Kentucky Health Department, two urban walking routes were created in 2019. The trailhead for these walking routes is at the Dayton War Memorial, located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Berry Street. Just follow the signs and enjoy!
A walk through Dayton’s historic downtown and neighborhoods.
The Levee Walk:
A walk through Dayton’s historic district, connecting the Lou Brueggen Walkway Park and Dayton’s Gil Lynn Park
Lou Brueggen Walkway Park/Dayton Levee Trail
The Lou Brueggen Walkway Park is an approximately two-mile walking and cycling trail on the top of the Dayton, KY Floodwall. The trail starts on Berry Street and has a turn around at the Eastern Terminus of the ﬂood wall in Dayton. The elevated nature of the trail offers fantastic views of the Ohio River and the City of Dayton.
In 2018, the City of Dayton completed an ADA accessible connection from the Lou Bruggen Walkway Park to Gil Lynn Park.