Eden Park is one of the oldest public parks in Cincinnati, and is maintained by the Cincinnati Park Board. The park was originally purchased way back in 1859, to be used as the location for the city’s water supply. Even today, a great many decades later, the Eden Park Stand Pipe water tower still remains!
Today, Eden Park is a wonderful 90+ acre park, overflowing with natural beauty, and a number of significant landmarks. The Krohn Conservatory has a lovely collection of bonsai trees, palm trees, ferns, orchids, and more. Elsinore Arch, a majestic stone arch, flanked on both ends by turreted towers, one round, and one square, also calls Eden Park its home. Besides these, the Park is also the location of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Mirror Lake, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and several other items of interest.
As a fairly large park, Eden Park has a somewhat varied landscape and terrain, featuring wooded areas, open lawns, lakes and streams, walking paths, and gazebos. A map of Eden Park, and more information about it, as well as Cincinnati’s other parks, can be found at CincinnatiParks.com.