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Washington Park, Cincinnati

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#6 of 12 in Parks in Cincinnati
Washington Park is an important civic space in the heart of Cincinnati that has evolved over the last 150 years to accommodate the needs and aspirations of the community. The latest improvements came as a result of a unique partnership between the Cincinnati Park Board and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC). Working together, the two organizations engaged in a community-based master planning process to create a new plan for the park in 2007. The vision which emerged not only preserved what is unique and special about the park, but also added new amenities to support the revitalization of the neighborhood.
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  • This is an area of town where caution is recommended. They have succeeded in providing a nice place for public gatherings, shows, and outside events. It has a nice parking garage below. The trees have...  more »
  • A few years back I was concerned about the area - but now it is lovely and a not miss for those that enjoy experiencing what Cincinnati is all about  more »
  • Washington Park is OLD and is built on top of a former cemetery. I know that several decades ago this place was a notorious site for homelessness, drug-dealing and urban violence. NO MORE! A multi-mil...  more »
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  • My family loves coming here on the weekends. There's always something fun going on and parking is convenient in the garage below the park. Last weekend we brought our dog to the dog park for the first time. He had so much fun. The park isn't so big that you lose sight of your dog, but its absolutely big enough that he gets a good run. There were 20-30 dogs there and for some reason almost all of them kept chasing my dog. They gave him the workout of his life and he was laying on our couch the entire next day. The ground in the dog park is primarily a stippled concrete. It tore the outer layer of my dog's pads. My dog trainer said this was normal for the first time a dog has spent so much time running around on concrete and is nothing to worry about. It's a week later and his pads have mostly healed. A friend recommended Musher's Secret for the dog's pads in the future. It's a wax that helps protect the pads from rough surfaces as well as road salt and other stuff. I got some this week and used it on our 2nd visit to this dog park and his pads were just fine.
  • Nice park that is in the middle of the city. It has seen a lot of things changed but recently revitalized and became a fun place to spend time with friends and family members. We have enjoyed many events here and within a couple blocks are many different ways to round out a visit to the city.
  • Had a great experience walking around thr park, up and down Vine, and visiting the local establishments. The snow was falling and the world seemed peaceful. We spoke with several folks along the storefronts and exchanged pleasantries. It is so good to see the positive vibes around our Queen City.
  • This is one of my very favorite places to go in Cincinnati. I always bring my dog and visit the dog park and I almost always then go to the covered patio and sit in one of their Adirondack chairs. I buy a beverage at the counter and sit and read a book. They often have bands scheduled to play or public events going on or different types of events that are all free. I usually use curbside parking since I often go on weekdays in the daytime but the park has a garage right underneath it that as I recall is $5.
  • We went to the park twice during the BLINK weekend, once at night and once during the day. It was very pleasant and invigorating. Very nice playground for the children. Drinks and tables for the adults. The renovated Music Hall and Memorial Hall are across the street. Parking is available under the park. We parked about four blocks away and it was a very pleasant walk through the neighborhood. You can also take the Connector.

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