The Cox Arboretum and Gardens MetroPark (189 acres) is an arboretum and park located at 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton, Ohio. It is open daily without charge. Cox Arboretum and Gardens MetroPark is one of many Dayton area metroparks within the Five Rivers Metroparks system.
The arboretum was established in 1962 when James M. Cox, Jr., and family donated their property to a nonprofit foundation, which continues to help fund the arboretum. In 1972 the land was given to Five Rivers Metroparks in a public/private partnership.
The arboretum contains a shrub garden with over 500 varieties of trees and shrubs, butterfly house and garden, children's maze, conifer knoll, crab apple allee, herb garden, ornamental grass collection, perennial garden, rock garden, water garden, woodland wildflower garden, and 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of walking trails.(Wikipedia)