Duke Energy Garden
1:43 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Cincinnati dedicates new garden at Smale Riverfront Park

Not only does the  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.  Dianne and David Rosenberg gave $250,000 to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Cincinnati Park Board to provide significant funding for the swings.

The new garden is located adjacent to, and east of, the park's Main Street Fountain and Plaza.

Phase I of Smale Riverfront Park opened in May last year.  Construction continues with funding from a mix of federal, state, city and privates sources.  Future phases call for the park to be extended to the west and include such features as a boat dock, playgrounds, a carousel, gardens, tree groves, promenades and fountains.

The park is expected to attract more than a million visitors each year.