WATCH: The completed Riverscape River Run project opens May 5. Here’s the sneak peek.

After years of planning and a community-wide fund raising campaign, the Riverscape River Run has been completed as it prepares for its grand opening ceremony this week.

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Two structures that span the Great Miami River in downtown Dayton have been created for smooth-water and whitewater chutes to accommodate kayaks and canoes.

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Construction of the first concrete and stone structure began in 2015 near the Dayton Art Institute, and the second one was completed in 2017 upstream near 2 River Place.

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A grand opening for Riverscape River Run will be held on Friday, May 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Riverscape.

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