Washington Park

Over 150 years as the heart of Cincinnati

1230 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 US

5stars based on 2 votes

Washington Park - Washington Park is an important civic space in the heart of Cincinnati that has evolved over the last 150 years to accommodate the needs and aspirations of the community. The latest improvements came as a result of a unique partnership between the Cincinnati Park Board and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC). Working together, the two organizations engaged in a community-based master planning process to create a new plan for the park in 2007. The vision which emerged not only preserved what is unique and special about the park, but also added new amenities to support the revitalization of the neighborhood.

The new park is a balance of old and new. Existing trees and the pastoral character of the southern half of the park have been preserved, and existing historic columns and walls were salvaged and reused. New columns will match the historic ones and have new Rookwood tile insets. The iconic bandstand in the heart of the park has been restored and the space around it transformed with stone pavers and a canopy of lights. A fenced “dog park” was created and historic artifacts restored. A unique playground features a boardwalk and stage, a sandbox, a canal boat in a water channel, and climbing walls based on Cincinnati’s historic architecture. Other elements include groupings of water jets and interactive fountains, a restroom building, and a concession building. The park also includes several sustainability/green design features, including the civic green roof on top of the garage, green roofs on all of the new park buildings, and dry wells that direct storm water away from the combined sewer system and into the natural gravel and sand layers 25’-30’ below the surface. All of the new amenities have been designed to be respectful of the neighborhood’s historic character. The expansion and renovation of the park was completed in the summer of 2012.

Washington Park 1230 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 US

(513) 621-4400

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brandon brandon
a definite bright spot in Cincinnati. the park is a good size, lots of natural landscaping + fountains and amphitheater. some days, the food trucks are parked along the west end of the park. there's also a designated dog park.
7 months ago Washington Park
acoop acoop
Home to Luminosity which might just be the greatest symphony event ever. This place has something for people of all ages. My favorite event here is City Flea, a giant urban flea market.
17 days ago Washington Park
chrisspinney chrisspinney
This place really comes alive in the summer. It's entering it's 2nd summer since the renovation and so hopefully it'll grow into something even bigger. Not a bad way to spend a sunday.
17 days ago Washington Park
brown2cu brown2cu
A really nice area to stroll through while waiting for a table at a restaurant, or walking off a meal at a restaurant. Every Tuesday is Blue Grass day, where there is a blue grass band playing in the evening. It's a good place to be.
9 days ago Washington Park
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