Welcome from the Director

Greetings Miamisburg,

2018 has been a year of celebration! Hopefully you were able to attend some, or all, of the Bicentennial events held in June. Make sure to check out upcoming events and programs related to the Star City’s 200th Anniversary on our events page and Miamisburg200.org. Let the celebration continue!

In keeping with the celebratory spirit, the PLAY, DISCOVER, GROW team and the Miamisburg Historical Society have collaborated to bring you the Annual Fall Festival and Old Time Craft Day. Riverfront Park will be filled with games, music, a petting zoo, pony rides, and hay rides to historic Heritage Village. New this year, an American Ninja Warrior Course including a climbing wall and zip line.

As the community continues to celebrate, there is no better way to remember this historic event than a Bicentennial souvenir. They have been flying off the shelves and the Miamisburg–opoloy games have been a “best seller”. If you have not played yours yet, register to play on Saturday, September 29 at the Miamisburg Community Center. Don’t miss out on fun, friendly competition and the Best Fake Beard contest at 3:30 p.m.

Our community spirit is shining bright during 2018. Inspired by the nationally celebrated “Make a Difference Day”, Miamisburg Parks and Recreation and the Cultural Arts sub-committee will host a juried Art show on October 27. We are looking for artists to submit their work inspired by recycling, and proper waste disposal. For more details and contest rules, see page 14.

Reunite for an evening of gridiron memories and celebrate the glory days of 1960’s and 1970’s Miamisburg, West Carrollton and Franklin High School Football. Join former team members at the tailgate inspired party Saturday, November 10 at the Community Center.

As 2018 comes to a close, the Bicentennial spirit will continue through the holiday season. Visit Riverfront Park; home to GLICE®, a temporary, synthetic ice skating experience, and the Annual Community Event & Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 8.  The parade begins at 2:30 p.m., with activities at the Baum Opera House and Miamisburg Community Center following. New this year; horse drawn carriage rides, caroling, and lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree.

Miamisburg Parks and Recreation programs, events and facilities are intended to meet the needs of all citizens regardless of age, gender, ability, race, or religion. To register, provide feedback, or volunteer on the various activities available please call (937) 866-8999 or email me at kelsey.whipp@cityofmiamisburg.com.

Please consider all the opportunities to PLAY, DISCOVER, GROW in Miamisburg. I hope to see you around!


Kelsey Whipp

Director, Miamisburg Parks and Recreation