Washington Park at the forefront of Cincinnati’s revitalization

Thousands of Cincinnatians have already experienced the newly reopened Washington Park for themselves, but some have not. For those that have not, it is past time to go check out the changes taking place in Over-the-Rhine, and see how the renovation and expansion of Washington Park will serve as a new center. More from The Atlantic:

The neighborhood [Over-the-Rhine] does seem to be on its way…The new Washington Park should help tremendously. The green space has been expanded from six to eight acres, and the amenities include a dog park, interactive water fountains, refreshed public restrooms, a concession building, a “civic lawn” that will host concerts and events, shade from the summer sun, and a kids’ section, according to friends at the Over-the-Rhine blog, which is also the source of the new photos accompanying this post.

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  • A year later, you can see that Kaid Benfield was exactly right. Washington Park has remained a popular destination for both OTR residents and visitors from other neighborhoods. It has also been the catalyst for new residential and retail development surrounding the park.