The North River Walk in Dayton is a beautiful levee-top walkway along the Great Miami River, between Main Street and the I-75 Bridge.
This walkway, adjacent to McPherson Town, now features a sunny, quarter-mile path of crushed limestone with concrete edges. It includes a swing and an accessible ramp as well as waste receptacles and dog-bag dispensers. Views of the downtown skyline are impressive from this North River Walk.
Many thanks to the Miami Conservancy District for these improvement to the walk, an amenity used daily by neighborhood dog-walkers, runners and commuters.
McPherson Town residents participated in Five Rivers MetroParks’ Adopt-A-Park event on April 18 to clean up the northern banks of the Great Miami River bordering the neighborhood. About 20 neighbors joined forces to pick up debris and litter along the river from Main Street to I-75.
In addition to supporting Adopt-a-Park, the effort also supported an experiment with the Miami Conservancy District to see whether letting grass grow along the river’s edge reduces the goose droppings on the adjacent Great Miami Bikeway. 2014’s trial seemed to be effective. We’re looking for more success in 2015!
After more than two years, work on the levee protecting McPherson Town from the Great Miami River on the neighborhood’s southern border is almost complete. New trees were planted at the base of the levee in 2013 after the trees on top of the levee had to be removed for flood protection, followed by the replacement of a crushed stone walking path on top of the levee, new steps and hand rails, waste cans, doggie bag dispensers and finally these lovely swings (which were installed this week). New lighting is yet to come. Stop by for a spell, swing, and catch the best view of the city!
Thanks everyone for another unbelievable McPherson Town Chili Cook-off!. We had a super field of 15 entries.
Thai Fusion Chili took the gold this year. The not-now-secret ingredients were peanut butter and chocolate. Who can go wrong with that? So close to the top overall voting was an exquisite Turkish 7 Spice Chili that took the silver ladle and Bison and Beer Chili took the bronze. A Lentil and Sweet Potato Chili won the first green ladle ever presented in the new vegetarian category.
Congratulations winners! And thanks again to everyone who came to share another great evening with friends and neighbors. Already looking forward to next year!
Residents gathered in the McPherson Town park for a movie night in September and again in October for the Ohio State vs. Penn State football game. A great time was had by all! We hope to continue this tradition in 2015.
Over 20 neighbors joined forces for the annual spring and alley cleanup on May 31. Brush, bulk trash and other large items were removed across the neighborhood, in addition to sprucing up streets. Thanks to all who participated!
With the week of March 26 marking the 100th anniversary of the 1913 flood, McPherson Town residents have been reflecting on what those who lived in our homes might have gone through in those frightening days. Most of the homes in our little neighborhood were submerged in cold rushing water over 14 feet deep. It is amazing that so many of those wood structures weathered the flood and the 100 years since then! We thank all those who have gone before us for their heroism and efforts. We wouldn’t be here today without them.