Mt. Storm Park

Mt. Storm Park

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Mt. Storm Features

Clifton’s 57-acre Mt. Storm is the site of the 19th-century estate of Robert Bowler. The Temple of Love gazebo-pavilion is all that remains of Bowler’s once grand homestead; it was designed in 1850 by Adolph Strauch, former supervisor of the Imperial Gardens in Vienna and designer of Spring Grove cemetery. In his magnificent home (razed in 1917) Bowler entertained the Prince of Wales, Charles Dickens and other 19th-century celebrities.

For modern-day visitors, Mt. Storm Park offers a shelter, playground and overlook with views of the Clifton Skyline and the Millcreek Valley. It also is known for its awesome sledding hill in the winter.

Mt. Storm Park
700 LaFayette Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223

  • Picnic Areas
  • Shelter
  • Playground
  • Overlook/Viewpoint
  • Comfort Station/Restrooms
  • Significant Natural Areas
  • Historic Feature/Public Art

Mt. Storm Park (Clifton)

  • Temple of Love: This is a gracious reminder of Robert Bowler’s estate. In his magnificent home (razed in 1917) Bowler entertained the Prince of Wales, Charles Dickens and other 19th-century celebrities. The Temple was designed in 1845 by Adolph Strauch, former supervisor of the Imperial Gardens in Vienna and designer of Spring Grove cemetery. A domed pavilion with Corinthian columns, it reflects the 19th-century affinity for classical themes. A pattern of swans and foliage embellishes the frieze. The structure also functioned as a cover for a cistern, which held water for Bowler’s greenhouses.
  • Pavilion: Overlooking the Mill Creek Valley, this bold stone pavilion consists of a central loggia flanked by lower, setback enclosed wings. Completed in 1935, the pavilion is characterized by the lack of ornament, flat surfaces and its geometric shape, a design dubbed “Depression Modern.” It was designed by Cincinnati’s Samuel Hannaford & Sons.