Downtown Miamisburg: 5 changes to know as bicentennial gears up

Miamisburg’s bicentennial celebrations this year will give the city a chance to spotlight changes and improvements in the downtown area.

That district will be a focal point of many activities, as the organizers of the 200th birthday festivities have planned monthly events throughout 2018. The centerpiece will be from June 16-23, when bicentennial committee members have planned eight straight days of entertainment and activities.

RELATED: Secret donor gives bicentennial group $50,000

Here are five new things to know for those who have not frequented downtown Miamisburg in a few years or more, but may plan to check it in 2018:

- Great Miami River access has been improved. A canoe/kayak launching point – Case Landing – is west of the river next to the Linden Avenue bridge.

RELATED: Bicentennial events, entertainment taking shape

- A Brewery District is part of downtown. The two microbreweries - Lucky Star Brewery and the Star City Brewery - are within walking distance of a number of other restaurants, night spots and eateries in the business district.

- Riverfront Park improvements are being made. A $1.6 million project to increase access to the park – which will be a focal point of bicentennial activities - started last year and are expected to be completed this spring.

- More free parking has been added in the downtown. The work at Riverfront Park includes improvements to parking lots at both ends of the site. Also, in recent years the city has acquired land and added free spots.

RELATED: Ohio State University alumni band to be part of bicentennial parade

- Two community gathering spots have new names. Library Park along Central Avenue has been renamed Veterans Memorial Park. Across the street, the name of the Miamisburg Senior Adult Center is now Miamisburg Community Center.


RELATED: Volunteers sought for bicentennial planning

RELATED: Miamisburg marks last birthday before bicentennial celebration

RELATED: Sales of bobblehead of longtime mayor to help fund bicentennial

RELATED: 5 unique places to eat and visit in downtown Miamisburg

RELATED: Popular gathering sites changing names

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Local

Driver extricated, highway reopens after crash on SB I-75 
Driver extricated, highway reopens after crash on SB I-75 

UPDATE @ 3:40 a.m: All lanes on southbound I-75 have reopened following a crash early Wednesday morning. UPDATE @ 3:03 a.m: After nearly two hours, the driver of a vehicle that went off the road on southbound I-75 has been extricated from the vehicle. The interstate has been shut down for over an hour between Needmore Road and Wagner Ford Road...
Michelle Obama praises 'Black Panther' on Twitter: 'I loved this movie'
Michelle Obama praises 'Black Panther' on Twitter: 'I loved this movie'

Former first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a shoutout Monday to the new Marvel superhero film, “Black Panther.” “Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team!” she tweeted. “Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire...
WPAFB Wednesday Weather: On, off rain showers through the day 
WPAFB Wednesday Weather: On, off rain showers through the day 

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Rain will start the day today with on and off showers lasting through the day, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Temperatures will be warmer in the morning but fall through the 50s into the 40s this afternoon. A quick break in the precipitation is expected this afternoon before another wave of...
Weeping yaupon, like a living piece of art
Weeping yaupon, like a living piece of art

The weeping yaupon holly is beyond stunning right now. No, the weeping plant wasn’t nuked or genetically modified to obtain that graceful appearance. It was found naturally and native and then simply propagated vegetatively by cutting. Yaupons are native geographically in almost a third of North America. Botanically speaking they are Known as...
Proper name recorded, problem solved

This week a man contacted the Ombudsman Office seeking assistance in having his name correctly recorded with the various programs administered by the Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services (MCDJFS). The man’s father is alive and well, and uses the suffix Sr. following his name. The man who contacted the Ombudsman bears his father&rsquo...
More Stories