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460 posts
Dec 29, 2014
8:29 AM
What is your favorite spot for a picnic in the Dayton Area?
51 posts
Dec 29, 2014
2:07 PM
The best place I can remember is Engelwood Dam. Shady, and lots of area to run around in. My dad used to fish there when I was just a kid..oh so many years ago.
luv my dayton
773 posts
Dec 29, 2014
3:42 PM
Way back my family and their friends would get together so us kids could play, the women talked and the men fished and pitchedball. This took place at Triangle park sometime in late 40s early 50s. When a bit older Old River was the place to be.
294 posts
Dec 29, 2014
4:29 PM
Hills and dale park in a shelter.You were lucky to get one every year.They were very well kept up and you left it the way you found it.They usually had horse shoes,shuffel board etc.
luv my dayton
776 posts
Dec 30, 2014
9:47 AM
Olds88 forgot all about hills and dales. Family may have gone but was hard to get one reserved. Do remember going to brownie or girl scout day camp though. Still a beautiful area and still well kept.
74 posts
Dec 30, 2014
11:21 AM
Old River. I had 5 aunts and uncles who worked at NCR, so that was our park of choice.
468 posts
Dec 30, 2014
11:42 AM
I like Walnut Hills Park. Nice view of Dayton and I think the area is making a comeback. Housing is reasonable in the area.
luv my dayton
777 posts
Dec 30, 2014
3:56 PM
How do you gain entrance to walnut hills? Remember going there as a kid as it also had a big wading pool. Pass the Wayne ave side all the time and with all the one way streets have no idea how to go there.
473 posts
Dec 30, 2014
6:53 PM
Walnut Hills Park is bordered by Wayne, Illinois, Buchanan and Highland.You can enter from any of these streets. I think the best entry is off Buchanan.
62 posts
Jan 01, 2015
9:43 PM
Lakeside Amusement Park, the Indian Mounds or if I didn't have money for gas, Old River
22 posts
Jan 06, 2015
9:34 AM
I just LOVE Carriage Hill! There are great picnic shelters as well as nice meadows to spread out a blanket. I also enjoy going to Charleston Falls and having a picnic in their lovely picnic grove. A nice hike to the falls after lunch makes for a great afternoon.
luv my dayton
793 posts
Jan 06, 2015
4:58 PM
Carriage hill farms is an awesome place but have never had a picnic there. For a wonderful day for the family you should take the children and give them a peek on what life was for those decades ago. Barns,horses orchards and many other things all will enjoy. No charge.

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