The Cincinnati Riverfront Park is being recognized as one of the best new urban parks in America even before it is completed. Phase 1 of the multi-phase project is currently underway and will eventually create a new 45-acre park on Cincinnati's central riverfront.
The new park will also be the crown jewel of Cincinnati's larger efforts to reconnect its downtown with the Ohio River after having long been disconnected by an interstate and freight railroad lines. The park will also be integrated into the city's proposed modern streetcar system that will connect it with the rest of the Central Business District, the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and communities surrounding the University of Cincinnati.
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