Dayton has two marinas for boat enthusiasts: Riverside Marina has boats as well as a restaurant with weekend live music. The Marina at Manhattan Harbor also has boat slips for rent as well as a restaurant.
The city school system provides recreational opportunities such as tennis courts, ball fields, and picnic areas for residents, promoting a growing community spirit. Baseball, tennis, basketball, picnic, and water sports are available.
The city hosts several community events including an annual Kite Fest and Histories on the Square where residents share their Dayton stories.
Community parks include Monument Park, Walker Park, Tacoma Park, Sargeant Park and the Gil Lynn Park.