Smale Riverfront Park en Borrowing money for Smale park will likely mean no property tax decrease <p>Cincinnati Council is expected to vote Wednesday to issue $8 million worth of bonds to finish another portion of Smale Riverfront Park.&nbsp; That borrowing likely will mean city homeowners will not see a decrease in a portion of their city property taxes.<br /><br />Issuing bonds is essentially the same thing as taking out a mortgage on a house.&nbsp; You get a large lump sum of money up-front and then pay it back over a long period of time.&nbsp; The city sets aside a portion of its property tax revenue to make these payments. &nbsp;<br /> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:14:49 +0000 Jay Hanselman 24666 at Borrowing money for Smale park will likely mean no property tax decrease Wump Mucket Puppets ready for fall shows <p><strong>Terrence Burke</strong> of the <a href=""><strong>Wump Mucket Puppets</strong></a> is just back from the <strong>2013 Puppeteers of America National Puppetry Festival</strong> and ready for a couple of local performances: September 15 at <a href=""><strong>Smale Riverfront Park</strong></a> and September 28-29 at <a href=""><strong>CliftonFest</strong></a> in Burnet Woods. He came by our studio to talk with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer about the festival experience and what folks will experience during these September performances.</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 05:30:05 +0000 Robyn Carey-Allgeyer 16877 at Wump Mucket Puppets ready for fall shows Share your thoughts about the new Smale Riverfront Park's carousel <p>Were you aware that a brand new <a href=""><strong>carousel</strong></a> is coming to <a href=""><strong>Smale Riverfront Park</strong></a> in 2015? It’ll be at the base of Vine Street with additional trees and water features. Community input is now being accepted for the carousel design, and one place you can see some of the history of Cincinnati parks and attraction is the <a href=";rts=&amp;disptype=info&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2013&amp;df=list&amp;EventType=Exhibits&amp;Lib=0&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=1&amp;pgdisp=25"><strong>Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County</strong></a>’s downtown branch. Mark Perzel learns more about this exciting new addition to the riverfront, and how listeners can provide input, from <strong>Steve Schuckman</strong> with the <a href=""><strong>Cincinnati Parks Department</strong> </a>and <strong>Patricia van Skaik</strong> from the library.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 05:30:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 12912 at Share your thoughts about the new Smale Riverfront Park's carousel Cincinnati dedicates new garden at Smale Riverfront Park <p>Not only does the&nbsp; Duke Energy Garden offer lush gardens, large trees, walking paths and granite seat walls, it has a great view of the Ohio River and Kentucky shoreline, which you can enjoy from family-sized porch swings.&nbsp; Dianne and David Rosenberg gave $250,000 to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Cincinnati Park Board to provide significant funding for the swings.<br><br>The new garden is located adjacent to, and east of, the park's Main Street Fountain and Plaza.<br> Mon, 13 May 2013 17:43:27 +0000 Mark Heyne 12496 at Cincinnati dedicates new garden at Smale Riverfront Park Duke grant will create riverfront 'garden' <p>A new green space is coming to the Cincinnati riverfront. Duke Energy is donating nearly a half million dollars over three years to add a garden to Smale Riverfront Park.</p><p>Spokesman Blair Schroeder says the plan is create a 'front porch' feel to the city.</p><p>"In addition to the lush gardens and large trees, you're going to have your walking paths, you're going to have granite sea walls and, of course, the park will also have large, oversized, family-sized porch swings that are suspended so visitors will have a front row seat to the scenery that passes along the Ohio River."</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 5468 at Duke grant will create riverfront 'garden'