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Smale Riverfront Park

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By Bridgett Raffenburg

Here we are with another installment of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we’re featuring the newest Cincinnati Park, Smale Riverfront Park. Smale Riverfront Park sits along the Ohio River just east of the base of the Roebling Suspension Bridge.  This 45 acre park spans the riverfront area between Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ballpark. The park had its grand opening in 2012.  I must say that I am INCREDIBLY impressed with what they’ve done with this space, with this park, with the entire area.  It’s nothing short of amazing. The park is divided into two levels.  The upper level features the Schmidlapp Event Lawn and one of the spraying water features.  The lower level sits south of Mehring Way. The park pays tribute to The Black Brigade  with a monument commemorating the voluntary service of hundreds of African-American men during the Civil War.  The monument tells the story of The Black Brigade and it also lists all 700 members. This park is rich in water features.  The park features two “splash fountains” where kids can play in the water. Read More »