Storm water ponds in Dayton serve vital functions for our community, but shouldn’t be used for recreational skating in the winter. Although ponds may look like great recreation areas, they are unsafe for use such as ice skating and hockey. At times, these ponds may have a constant flow of water running through them, cause ice to form in unstable conditions over the winter months. While it is tempting to use these ponds as backyard skating rinks, its safer not to step on them at all when you can’t predict where thin ice is located. The City of Dayton currently has 3 maintained rinks that we recommend residents to use. Please see below for rink locations in Dayton:

• Central Park – 12260 South Diamond Lake Rd (rink lights are on a timer from 5 -10 p.m.)
• Riversbend Park – 13010 141st Ave N
• Sundance Woods Park – 11000 Sundance Woods Blvd