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Eden Park, Cincinnati

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Eden Park is an urban park located in the Walnut Hills and Mt. Adams neighborhoods of Cincinnati, Ohio. The hilltop park occupies 186acre, and offers numerous overlooks of the Ohio River valley.HistoryThe park's acreage was purchased by the city in 1869 from Nicholas Longworth, a prominent Cincinnati landowner and horticulturist, who had previously used it as a vineyard. Longworth called his scenic estate the "Garden of Eden," after the biblical Garden of Eden, and the name was partially retained for the park. The park area was originally designed by noted landscape architect Adolph Strauch, who also was responsible for Spring Grove Cemetery.The city constructed a, 96 million gallon reservoir between 1866 and 1878. The Eden Park Station No. 7 pumped water from the Ohio River into the reservoir and then into the Eden Park Stand Pipe. The reservoir was removed in the early 1960s and the site redeveloped into the Mirror Lake reflecting pool and baseball fields. The former reservoir's dam, Eden Park Station No. 7, and Eden Park Stand Pipe still stand as historical remnants.Architecture and institutionsEden Park holds a number of city landmarks and landscape features. The Elsinore Arch, built in 1883, serves as a natural entrance to the park.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Very nice place to spend your weekend afternoon. Bike rentals are available. I tried that out & was cool. View points from the Mirror lake and Mt. Adams is too good. Try a few panorama shots there. Ki...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    My brother and I rode thru the park at 7:00 AM on Sunday morning - it was empty. The view was spectacular. It is an exceptional bike ride and I strongly recommend the bike ride. See the photos I poste...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    We drove through the park on a recent visit to Cincinnati. If you can find a parking spot, it's nice to sit and watch the rive roll on by.  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    So close to the city but still peaceful. Benches at the overlook is soothing watching the river roll on by. Picnic area at the twin ponds with the ducks is shaded. Whole park is beautifully landscaped. Of course the Krohn Conservatory and the Art Museum can easily take up a whole day.
  • June 14, 2017
    I will always love this place. It's insanely beautiful. If you want a proper Ohio park experience go here. This is the best they have in cincy next to spring Grove cemetery
  • May 30, 2017
    Expect to park on the street when busy. Not a bad place, but wasn't overly impressed. Some volunteers working there were more helpful than others. Not a bad place to kill a couple hours and see some neat plant life.
  • June 20, 2017
    This is the most beautiful of all the city parks. It has fantastc overlooks of the city, as well as open areas to play and hang out. The cut stone architecture, reflecting pools, gardens, and artwork, has a little something for everyone. Whenever someone new to the city visits, one of the first places I take them is Eden park.
  • June 14, 2017
    Wonderful park. Scenic view of the Ohio River and Kentucky "coast". There are several areas of the park to explore so take your time and use google maps/earth to scout out your visit. There are several nearby businesses such as the Art Museum that are a must do as well.

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