NOW OPEN: Gentile Nature Park

After much anticipation, Gentile Nature Park in Kettering is now open! This 19-acre park, located at 915 Peach Orchard Road near the intersection of Acorn Drive, is dedicated to honoring a local World War II veteran and offers a range of exciting amenities for all to enjoy.

Named after Major Dominic Gentile, a Piqua native and fighter pilot in the Air Force, Gentile Nature Park has been in the planning stages for two decades. Construction on the park began in July 2023, and now, it was finally ready to be enjoyed.

The park boasts a variety of features designed to celebrate the legacy of Major Gentile and create a nature-themed experience. The park offers state-of-the-art playground equipment, dining facilities, and a bike path that connects to the nearby University of Dayton. One of the park’s highlights is the thrilling zipline, extending over 100 feet, providing an exhilarating adventure for visitors of all ages.

As summer unfolds, Kettering residents can now look forward to enjoying the natural beauty, historical significance, and thrilling experiences offered by Gentile Nature Park. Whether it’s exploring the displays, delighting in the playground equipment, dining with family, cycling along the scenic path, or experiencing the rush of the zipline, the park provides something for everyone.

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