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Cincinnati's John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park, originally opened in 2012, was expanded in the spring of 2015, and is a must-see for visitors and residents. The 45-acre park is located... Read More
Cincinnati's John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park, originally opened in 2012, was expanded in the spring of 2015, and is a must-see for visitors and residents. The 45-acre park is located along the Ohio River between Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ballpark. It straddles the Roebling Suspension Bridge and connects to the other riverfront parks. Parking is conveniently located at the Central Riverfront Garage at 124 E. Mehring Way. Recreation features include an indoor carousel with Cincinnati-themed characters, a playground, fountains, giant foot piano, interactive flying pig, and family-sized porch swings with a view of the river. Other spaces are dedicated to gardens, a labyrinth, public art, and a memorial to the Black Brigade of Cincinnati. A pavilion and esplanade provide space for private and community events such as banquets and farmers' markets.
100 W. Mehring Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Don't miss Carol Ann's Carousel, even if you think you're too old to ride it. The custom-designed carousel pays tribute to Cincinnati's heritage and architecture with meaningful details."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Smale Riverfront Park offers recreational opportunities and colorful gardens in a beautiful setting on the Ohio River.