Just a few miles north of downtown Dayton where the Stillwater River flows into the Great Miami River, there is an urban oasis known as Island MetroPark, 101 E. Helena Street. Its roots as a park were planted in the 19th Century, now beautifully restored, people from all over the area gather for community events, picnics, and family fun in the interactive waterplay area. This 33-acre park is filled with picturesque landscape and mature tree growth, a rich cultural heritage, recreation amenities, and a waterway that borders both sides of the park. Islandpark has over 2 miles of trails for walking, skating, running, and bike riding. In 1940, a Bandshell was erected, and opened under the name of the Leslie L. Diehl Bandshell where programmed concert attendance totaled 80,000 in 1943. Today, families can take in a concert just as Dayton residents did years ago. Each summer, the Island Concert Series, in conjunction with a local affiliated radio station, hosts bluegrass, contemporary Christian, and R&B concerts. This Dayton Original has been a focal point of great Dayton recreation for decades!