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Embshoff Woods and Olden View Park

on July 11, 2012

 

Here is dictionary.com’s definition of a park:

an area of land, usually in a largely natural state, for the enjoyment of the public, having facilities for rest and recreation, often owned, set apart, and managed by a city, state, or nation.
 
I looked it up because the term park seemed to be used pretty loosely to describe Olden View.  It should be called Olden View Lookout instead, but I suppose the definition of park does not define how much space it needs to take up.  In fact there are many “parks” here in Cincinnati that are the size of a block.  Especially downtown.
 
Anyway, today I went to Embshoff and Olden View.  Embshoff offers a lot of picnic areas, a playground for kids, frisbee golf, and a one mile fitness trail.  The park is small, but nice.  It has more trash cans than I’ve seen at any other park, which is nice.  It’s such a pet peeve of mine when people litter.
 
Olden View is right next to the PrimaVista.  It has a lovely view of the city.  I’ve dined at the PrimaVista during a reds game, and you have a great view of the fireworks after the game.  They do Fireworks Fridays every Friday that they are home throughout the summer, ending in August. 
 
Olden View is actually kept pretty nice until you get to that actual view.  Below the view it’s a mess. 
 
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Olden View:
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