Visit the Parks

From workouts to swimming and family movie nights, the parks Downtown are a great outdoor venue for whatever you’re looking to do.



Pictured: Ziegler Park

Fido Field

Central Business District

Downtown's first off-leash, fully fenced, 1/2 acre dog play area. Note: When locked, the combo is B-A-R-K. Donations to support the park at

Address: 630 Eggleston Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45202

Fountain Square

Central Business District

At the heart of downtown, Fountain Square is the premier public space where Cincinnatians gather, celebrate and connect as a city. The centerpiece is the historic Tyler Davidson Fountain, dedicated in 1871 to the people of Cincinnati. Events are programmed throughout the year, plus a seasonal ice rink. Streetcar Stop #18: Fountain Square

Address: Vine & Fifth Streets, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 621-4400

Lytle Park

Central Business District

One of 70 neighborhood parks managed by the Cincinnati Park Board featuring a statue of Abraham Lincoln, a gift to the City of Cincinnati by the Charles Phelps Taft family, presented to the city by former President Wm. Howard Taft in 1917.

Address: 501 E. Fourth Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Piatt Park

Central Business District

A gift to the city in 1817, Piatt Park is Cincinnati's first park and now it's also Cincinnati's first park with free wi-fi access; managed by the Cincinnati Park Board. Streetcar Stop #17: The Aronoff Center

Address: 1 Garfield Place, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 352-4080

Sawyer Point

Central Business District

A mile long park along Cincinnati's riverfront featuring award winning landscaping, a performance pavilion, concessions, 8 outdoor tennis courts, 3 sand volleyball courts, a world class playground, a dynamic water feature, and bike rentals. Managed by the Cincinnati Park Board.

Address: 801 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 352-4080

Smale Riverfront Park

The Banks

The new Smale Riverfront Park has revolutionized Cincinnati’s historic downtown riverfront—transforming it from unused land to a destination park with an innovative, fully accessible playground, splash and play fountains, event space, Carol Ann’s Carousel, a giant foot piano, family-sized porch swings, rose garden, picnic tables, Moerlein Lager House restaurant and brewery, stage and event lawn, bike center, a section of the Ohio River Bike Trail, the Black Brigade Monument, Labyrinth and even a Portland Loo.

Address: 100 E. Ted Berry Way, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 352-4080

Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park

Central Business District

A 20-acre park located on the riverfront and opened in 2003. Managed by the Cincinnati Park Board, Friendship Park features an international plaza with flags, winding walkways, sculptures, and a pavilion available for rental purposes.

Address: 1101 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 352-4080

Washington Park


A 2012 expansion included a civic lawn, plaza to better link the park with Music Hall, a performance stage, a 450-space underground parking garage, and extensive landscaping. A fenced dog park was created, as well as unique playground features a boardwalk and stage, a sandbox, a canal boat in a water channel, and climbing walls based on Cincinnati’s historic architecture. Other elements include groupings of water jets and interactive fountains, a restroom building, and a concession building.

Address: 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 621-4400

Ziegler Park


Created with the local community in mind, this park features a new pool, upgraded basketball courts, a children's playground, a game grove, great lawn, and more!

Address: 1322 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati OH 45202