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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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  • This is a wonderful spot to stop and smell the roses. There are beautiful views of the Ohio River and peaceful places to walk and reflect. I highly recommend it.  more »
  • Stunning views, vast amounts of space, a gorgeous urban park! Visit Krohn Conservatory, walk the trails, play at the playground, enjoy the views at the overlooks, stroll around either of the lakes, vi...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite parks in the Cincinnati area. Not only is it an urban park, but it is also an artsy park. The Cincinnati Art Museum, Playhouse in the Park, and Krohn Conservatory are all wi...  more »
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  • 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.