Trip Planner:   USA  /  Ohio  /  Cincinnati  /  Parks  /  Eden Park

Eden Park, Cincinnati

(4.6/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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.
Make Eden Park a centerpiece of your Cincinnati vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cincinnati travel itinerary maker.
Source
Create a full Cincinnati itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Cincinnati

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Cincinnati by other users

7 days in Cincinnati, Huntington & Louisville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cincinnati BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Cincinnati BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Cincinnati BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cincinnati BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cincinnati & Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Ohio BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Cincinnati BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Ohio BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Cincinnati BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Ohio BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This park was designed and built back when city leaders and residents really prized public space. I love walking through the park and watching the trees and plants change through the seasons. I'd give...  more »
  • Walk the overlook of the Ohio River or enjoy a stroll over to Mt.Adams and the Museum of Art of Playhouse in the Park. This is a lovely natural park in an urban setting. 
  • This is great to just relax and watch nature or take in a play or look at art has something for everyone young and old
    View original
Google
  • Beautiful fountain, high views, well kept - take an hour or two to explore the paths. The fountain is so interesting. If you're a tourist, take a picture of the view over the city. Worth visiting if you're not from here.
  • A nice park for events, especially around mirror lake and Seasongood Pavilion. Krohn Conservatory is awesome. The Twin Lakes overlook area can get pretty crowded on the weekends. It's not the best park for hiking or long walks because it's kind of divided into distinct separate sections.
  • Eden Park is a really cool place for kids. My daughter loves the ponds, especially the smaller one, and the playground. The view is terrific from the overlook and the paths are fun to explore. Highly recommend!
  • It is a very nice park. It can get busy on the weekends but well worth visiting.
  • Quiet, pretty, peaceful. Midday, midweek is a good time to visit.