Ziegler Park, tucked into Over-the-Rhine just west of the old School for Creative & Performing Arts and just south of the Peaslee Neighborhood Center, is home to a 35’ x 75’ pool, a set of basketball courts, and a children’s playground. Named after Cincinnati’s first mayor, David Ziegler, the 1.41 acre park is owned by the City and managed by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission. Unfortunately, the park has suffered from disinvestment over the years and is in need of a major facelift and new operations plan.
The City of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC), the Cincinnati Park Board, and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) have joined forces to bring this underutilized green space and facilities back into use as a neighborhood park. With the help of landscape architects, urban planners, aquatics engineers, and Over-the-Rhine community groups and residents, the visioning is completed for what Ziegler Park can become.
This process entailed several community visioning sessions, a steering committee of community volunteers, and the professional team of Glaserworks, Human Nature, Brandstetter-Carroll, and 3CDC to develop a plan, a capital and programming budget, a construction timeline, and a fundraising plan to bring the project to completion.
The renovation of the park is currently underway, even as 3CDC works to close a $1.5 million fundraising gap.
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Owner: City of Cincinnati
Size: 1.41 Acres
Project Partners: 3CDC, City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Park Board, Cincinnati Recreation Commission
Design Team: glaserworks, Human Nature, Brandstetter-Carroll, PWW+G