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I think the addition of Ziegler park will help with the issues at the oval. Most of the kick ball and recreation will move to that site.

 

 

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Why do you say that?

I believe I read somewhere that's the purpose of the park. Large green space, it'll be more appropriate for recreational events and concerts. I'd imagine they just rotate or distribute the events between the two parks.

 

 

 

 

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The reason I ask is that the PNC worked pretty hard to assure that that would not happen and that the green space above the garage would be "passive" green. Of course, anything 3CDC is involved in can be changed on a whim, so who knows. But, it would be a betrayal of the PNC approval.

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Sorry, 100% for real grass. It lasts till about August most years. I'd rather sit down or lay on grass on a hot day watching a concert than turf.

 

Agreed.  If you've never experienced the fake turf most that local high schools have as a playing surface, go lay down on one and you'll never want it at Washington Park.  The rubber pellets and fake blades of grass stick to everything.  I'd rather sit in the Wash Park grass/sandy soil today than a fake turf field.

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Sorry, 100% for real grass. It lasts till about August most years. I'd rather sit down or lay on grass on a hot day watching a concert than turf.

 

Agreed.  If you've never experienced the fake turf most that local high schools have as a playing surface, go lay down on one and you'll never want it at Washington Park.  The rubber pellets and fake blades of grass stick to everything.  I'd rather sit in the Wash Park grass/sandy soil today than a fake turf field.

 

Same here.

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As of last Thursday, July 6, the renovated and expanded Washington Park has been open for 5 years.

 

I remember on opening day, a huge crowd was there to enjoy the park (3CDC says 1,500 people visited that day). And there was also a group of anti-development activists holding signs like "Washington Park is the People's Park". They were somehow convinced that the new park would be "exclusive" or was an attempt to push them out of the neighborhood. But if you visit today, you'll find an awesome park packed with an incredibly diverse mix of people. And it's cleaner and safer than ever before.

 

Over the past five years, the park has hosted numerous events, from workouts to movies to CityFlea to MidPoint Music Festival. It has spurred a huge amount of development on the surrounding blocks, and arguably was a motivating factor for the recent renovations of Music Hall and Memorial Hall, as well as the construction of the new Cincinnati Shakespeare Company theater.

 

I'm surprised I haven't seen anything in the local media (or even from 3CDC) promoting the fifth anniversary of the park's reopening.

 

 

Back when the northern half of the park was a deep hole:

 

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As of last Thursday, July 6, the renovated and expanded Washington Park has been open for 5 years.

 

I remember on opening day, a huge crowd was there to enjoy the park (3CDC says 1,500 people visited that day). And there was also a group of anti-development activists holding signs like "Washington Park is the People's Park". They were somehow convinced that the new park would be "exclusive" or was an attempt to push them out of the neighborhood. But if you visit today, you'll find an awesome park packed with an incredibly diverse mix of people. And it's cleaner and safer than ever before.

 

Over the past five years, the park has hosted numerous events, from workouts to movies to CityFlea to MidPoint Music Festival. It has spurred a huge amount of development on the surrounding blocks, and arguably was a motivating factor for the recent renovations of Music Hall and Memorial Hall, as well as the construction of the new Cincinnati Shakespeare Company theater.

 

I'm surprised I haven't seen anything in the local media (or even from 3CDC) promoting the fifth anniversary of the park's reopening.

 

 

Back when the northern half of the park was a deep hole:

 

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I bet 1,500 people in a day there now is a comparatively small crowd.

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The Washington Park Deck is being renamed The Southwest Porch starting on Thursday. In otherwise, Southwest Airlines is buying the naming rights to the deck.

 

Awesome.  We're coming up on the 10-year anniversary of the city selling the naming rights to the Albert B. Sabin Convention Center to Duke Energy. 

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The Washington Park Deck is being renamed The Southwest Porch starting on Thursday. In otherwise, Southwest Airlines is buying the naming rights to the deck.

 

Awesome.  We're coming up on the 10-year anniversary of the city selling the naming rights to the Albert B. Sabin Convention Center to Duke Energy. 

 

We lucked out with Great American Ballpark. That sounds like it could actually just be the name of it.

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Ahem. I just wanted to point out that the porch does seem to be in the south-west of the park. so this makes perfect sense to me ;-)

 

I purposely put figuring out if it was geographically correct out of my head because if it wasnt it would have bugged me. Haha, glad you did the checking.

 

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^^Many media outlets still refer to it as The Great American Ball Park.  :?


"It's just fate, as usual, keeping its bargain and screwing us in the fine print..." - John Crichton

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Ahem. I just wanted to point out that the porch does seem to be in the south-west of the park. so this makes perfect sense to me ;-)

 

I purposely put figuring out if it was geographically correct out of my head because if it wasnt it would have bugged me. Haha, glad you did the checking.

 

I did not check - Just making myself feel good because it would have bugged me too. But I hope/assume that SW was smart enough!

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