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Washington Park at the forefront of Cincinnati’s revitalization

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.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.