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10,000 PEOPLE

can gather on the 49,000 SF civic lawn

Washington Park Renovation

01 Challenge

3CDC enlisted BHDP to help revitalize Washington Park—a historic park that had lost its appeal over the years. There was an opportunity to expand the park and improve it into a cohesive attraction that served the people of Cincinnati, and BHDP was more than willing to be a part of this exciting project. 

02 Solution

BHDP helped transform Washington Park into an 8-acre urban sanctuary. The restoration included a parking garage, a performance stage, civic lawn, event plaza, interactive water feature with lights and sound, children’s playground, dog park, restored historic bandstand, and more.

Washington Park sketch

Quick Facts

Size 8 acres

Completion Date 2012

Kids playing in water fountains at Washington Park

A Refreshing Water Feature

If there is a key exciting component to this park, it is the 7,000-SF interactive water feature with its 130 pop-up jets. These jets, illuminated with bright colors at night, are the perfect way to cool off on a summer day. CityBeat even named the water feature as one of Cincinnati's best outdoor public fountains.

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Underground garage at Washington Park

Underground Parking Garage

A 450-space, two-level, underground, state-of-the-art parking garage sits below a vast civic green. The garage was placed below ground to ensure no trees were harmed, and glass elevator portals allow the sun to shine through.

Aerial shot of Washington Park

Fantastic Location

In addition to becoming a stand-alone destination, the restoration and expansion of Washington Park compliments its surrounding amenities, including Music Hall, the School for Creative & Performing Arts, and on-going residential and commercial development around its edges.