The Summer, 2014 construction update features progress on the Vine Street Plaza, Carol Ann’s Carousel, The Anderson Pavilion, and the Heekin/PNC Grow Up Great Adventure Playground-all scheduled to open in Spring of 2015.


Phase I Park Construction

Construction continues on the remaining Phase I features of Smale Riverfront Park including the Women’s Committee Garden, the Duke Energy Garden and the Adventure Playground. Features already open and completed include the Moerlein Lager House microbrewery and gastropub, the Walnut Street Fountain and Stairs, the Black Brigade Monument, the labyrinth, the east tree grove, the Main Street Fountain, the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Event Lawn and the Cincinnati Bike Center. Work will begin in 2013 on several Phase II features including the new Vine Street Fountain and Stairs, and the Cincinnati Carousel.


  • Walnut Street Fountain, Step, Watercurtains, Cascades and Pools
  • Moerlein Lager House
  • The Jacob G. Schmidlapp Stage & Event Lawn
  • • The Black Brigade Monument
  • Promenade
  • Tree Grove
  • Labyrinth
  • Bike, Mobility and Visitors’ Center
  • Bike Trail (First section)
  • The Women's Garden
  • Duke Energy Garden
  • Elevator and Public Toilet Rooms