As a believer in enjoying the outdoors, we owe John H. Patterson for this Dayton Gem when he donated 297 acres to form Hills and Dales in 1907. In designing the park, he hired famous landscape architects, the Olmstead Brothers. In 1993, the Five Rivers MetroPark leased 63 of the acres to form Hills and Dales MetroPark. In keeping with Patterson’s vision, park designers erected this Adirondack-style shelter which overlooks Dogwood Pond in Kettering Ohio. In this summer image, the sun peaks through the surrounding wood line warmly illuminating the peaceful paths around Dogwood Pond.
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