Washington Park

3CDC Project Updates

Jan 15, 2014
Provided, 3CDC

  The Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation, or 3CDC, was founded in 2003 to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of development activities in the city. Since then, 3CDC has managed the renovation of Fountain Square, Over-the Rhine’s Gateway Quarter, Washington Park, and dozens of other projects. 3CDC President & CEO Stephen Leeper and Vice President of Communications Anastasia Mileham talk about efforts to revitalize the city during the last decade, and current projects the organization is working on.

Washington Park celebration marks Army's 238 years

Jun 14, 2013
Holly Yurchison / WVXU

Staff Sgt. Billy Cook, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, brought his family to the Army birthday and welcome home ceremony in Washington Park Friday. Tara Cook calls her husband’s 15 months in Iraq “a really long tour,” and worse for her than his more recent year in Afghanistan.  Cook’s wife and three children are happy he's serving stateside as a recruiter now.

Retired Major Sario Caravalho spoke of his three tours in Vietnam and the special men with whom he served during a salute to Vietnam era veterans.

Mark Heyne / WVXU News

Twelve mobile food vendors lined the street along Washington Park Friday as Cincinnati dedicated its newest mobile food vending zone.

Council Member Laure Quinlivan created the program in 2010.  Last year, it was expanded to Fountain Square and the Purple People Bridge.  This year, it's being expanded to Washington Park and Over-the-Rhine.

The OTR vending spot is on 12th Street, near Clay, and is open to food trucks from 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.  The Washington park zone is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

OTR Night with the CSO

May 3, 2013

Our friends at The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra are celebrating National Bike Month with a special OTR Night on Friday, May 3rd.  The event includes a pre-concert Music Ride - "a slow music ride through the streets of OTR, beginning and ending in Washington Park-- with special musical surprises!"

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Over-the-Rhine's freshly renovated Washington Park will host a farmers market throughout the summer.

The Washington Park Farmers Market will be Mondays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. from June 3 through August 26. Organizers chose Monday because it's the one day of the week nearby Findlay Market is closed.

3CDC, which operates the park, is looking for vendors. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 26.

EcoSculpt 2013

Apr 6, 2013

EcoSculpt 2013 has arrived in celebration of Earth Day. Artists are chosen to build a sculpture made entirely out of recycled materials.  The works are being displayed at Washington Park until April 26th.  Visitors can vote on their favorite sculpture. The winners will receive cash prizes. 

MidPoint Music Festival kicks off Thursday night in Washington Park.

(WVXU News)

The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition is claiming victory over what it called "special signs" erected at Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine. Three people living near the park filed suit September 4th.  Coalition Executive Director Josh Spring says the Cincinnati Park Board voted today to strike down Park Rule 28, which he says allowed the board to post a sign in any park with any special rules that would be enforced like law.

Three Cincinnati residents who live near Washington Park are filing a federal civil rights suit against the city's park board and parks director over rules for the park.  The suit by Jerry Davis, Andrew Fitzpatrick, and Agnes Brown says the rules were created in an unconstitutional fashion that discriminates against certain classes of people. 

Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition executive director Josh Spring says the Washington Park rules are different from the ones in other city parks:

AVP Cincinnati Open underway in new home

Aug 31, 2012
Tana Weingartner

Washington Park holds its first Cincinnati AVP Open this Labor Day Weekend. This year, Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh will join other Olympians as they compete to make it to the championship in Santa Barbara, CA next week.

Sports insiders are interested to find out if this tournament will reveal Walsh’s new partner. Nicole Banagh is the current favorite to take the place of Misty May-Treanor.

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