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Eden Park, Cincinnati

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 280+ 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.
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  • The park was real nice. Only thing that turned my nose was the smell of the twin ponds and there was trash/bags in the pond where the feathered friends swam. 
  • Situated on a sire overlooking the Ohio River, there is a good view of Newport, KY. This is a rather small park but a good place to sit and read a book. The Krohn Conservatory is also located here. 
  • The views of the Ohio river are super from the over look. The park contains so many things to keep the whole family interested. 
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Incredibly fantastic arboretum featuring breathtaking vistas. A premier urban fantasy garden on par with New York's Central Park for constructed beauty. Aptly named.
  • Eden park is one of my favorite Cincinnati parks the view at the overlook is second to none. There are plenty of trails and paths to walk around and enjoy a bit of nature. There are also many historic landmarks. The twin lakes near the overlook are beautiful and it is a great spot for a picnic. Close proximity to Mt Adams if you want to enjoy a nice dinner or a few drinks afterward. The only reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5 is that many of the people who go to this park have zero respect for others and the park services seemingly don't do a thing about it. I seen many picnics where people just leave all their garbage on amor around their table as if someone else was supposed to come clean it up. I've also encountered, on several occasions, a car with all the windows down blasting music with the subwoofer on overdrive. Luckily, both of these problems are usually contained to the twin lakes & overlook area, which you can easily avoid.
  • Such a fun park. I actually proposed here, and it was perfect. Definitely a fun place to explore.
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