It’s anticipated that the entrance to River Run will be in the vicinity of Jefferson Street and Monument Avenue. The River Run work includes the removal of the hazardous Monument Avenue low dam and the construction using large boulders of two structures spanning the Great Miami upriver from I-75. Each structure will have two passageways with drops: one slower passageway for canoes and a faster white water passage for kayaks.
With the low dam gone, paddlers can launch on the Mad River in Eastwood MetroPark and take a seven-mile paddle without takeouts from the Mad to the Great Miami and Carillon Historical Park.
The project requires a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as permits from city of Dayton and Miami Conservancy District.
The Greater Downtown Dayton Plan envisions the project as a centerpiece feature to create a more vibrant, thriving center city.