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Alms Park

Whitworth St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226 USA

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Opens Fri 6a
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“Magnificent vantage point overlooking the Ohio River”

The Frederick H. Alms Memorial Park lies on Mt. Tusculum with its magnificent vantage point overlooking the broad Ohio River, a point originally called "Bald" Hill because the Indians had cleared the trees from its summit to have an unobstructed view of the early settlers of "Columbia." This little community was situated along the river and directly below "Bald" Hill, on which now stands the Alms Park shelter building. Stately stone walls with tall piers frame the entrance to Alms Park. Installed in 1929, this gateway reflects the formal approach taken in the design of the park by Albert D. Taylor, a Cleveland-based landscape architect of national stature. This hilltop park was given to the Park Board in 1916 as a memorial to Frederick H. Alms by his wife. The land was once owned by Nicholas Longworth, who produced his famous Catawba wine there before the Civil War. The entrance to his underground wine cellar can still be seen to the northeast of the park's pavilion.

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Reviewed by
Ken Valuska

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  • 592 Reviews
  • 173 Helpful
July 07, 2014
Rated 5.0

I go here to grill out or take walks/play frisbee with the girlfriend. It's really spaced out and has quite a few different types of areas (gardens, buildings, open fields, etc.). I highly recommend it

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Reviewed by
Luisa

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  • 187 Helpful
April 17, 2014

Really beautiful park for a walk, run, picnic or whatever suits your fancy. I've even gotten to see a couple of owls and falcons here!

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Reviewed by
Mitch Oliver

  • 221 Reviews
  • 101 Helpful
September 17, 2013

Alms park is a great place to walk, if you can find it. Just look for the along Tusculum Ave coming up from Columbia Parkway. If you are coming from the other direction it is REALLY easy to miss.

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Reviewed by
Matt Owens

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  • 103 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
February 12, 2016
Rated 5.0

My family and I consider this park our favorite in Cincinnati. It has sort of a smaller Ault Park (Mt. Lookout) feel but is much more secluded and typically less crowded. The have a nice playground for the kids, but we really like the terrace that overlooks Lunken Airport as we could site there for hours and watch the plans take off / land. They also have some nice trails through the woods..not too long so the kids can explore without getting tired and wanting to go back.

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Natalie Akers

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February 05, 2016
Rated 5.0

One of my favorite parks in Cincinnati and never as crowded as the others. Some great hikes though it's not quite large enough to take a run. Amazing wedding venue style vignettes. Best part is you can watch the planes take off from Lunken airport next door. Really cool spot to take kiddos into aviation or just lounge in the sun.

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Alms Park

Whitworth St
Cincinnati, Ohio
45226 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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