Cincinnati is home to many parks, from tiny pockets of green to the huge 1,500 acre Mount Airy Forest. In fact, Cincinnati so values parks that the early residents had their first park only 29 years after founding. Now there are 109 Cincinnati parks for you to enjoy.
The Cincinnati Parks Department divides parks up by location. Here’s a look at east side pocket parks and nature preserves.
Annwood Park started as an effort to preserve local trees and landscaping. There are no picnic areas or playgrounds. Enjoy the grotto waterfall and peace from the hustle and bustle of a big city.
Geier Esplanade is located at Madison Road and Markbreit Avenue. The Geier Family ensured that flowers and bulbs would beatify this little park.
Hyde Park Square is a tiny pocket park in the middle of Erie Avenue. Surrounding the park are eclectic shops and eateries (including Graeter’s Ice Cream). Enjoy the restored Kilgour Fountain.
Larz Anderson Park is a larger pocket park that has led to neighborhood revitalization. Check out the lovely view of the Ohio River from the park.
Pioneer Cemetery Memorial is the only restored remnant of Columbia, the original Cincinnati. It is the oldest cemetery in Hamilton County. You’ll find Revolutionary and Civil War veterans and pioneer headstones. You’ll find a colonial garden near the cemetery.
Owl’s Nest Park includes the original homesite of Owl’s Nest. The original columns are now at Eden Park. The wrought iron fence was sacrificed to the WWII war effort. The park is a bit larger than a traditional pocket park and has a playground.
Bettman Nature Preserve is home to the park department’s nature education programs and park library. There is an accessible nature preserve. The preserve is home to native vegetation.
California Woods Nature Preserve is 113 acres of forest with many miles of hiking trails. Enjoy the butterfly and bird garden and check out the nature programs. If you love to bird watch, this is a terrific area. Lick Run Creek offers a home to many aquatic animals and plants.
Parks add value to a neighborhood. If you’d like to live near Cincinnati parks, I can help you find the perfect park and the perfect home. Give me a call!
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