Daniel Drake Park

Daniel Drake Park

Daniel Drake Features

This 66-acre park was named for Daniel Drake, who founded Cincinnati’s first medical college and who also happened to be a nature enthusiast. The park has a handsome shelter, which offers a beautiful view from its overlook, as well as playgrounds and a walking path. It’s tucked into the Kennedy Heights neighborhood.

Daniel Drake Park
5800 Red Bank Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45213

  • Picnic Area
  • Rental Shelter/Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Overlook/Viewpoint
  • Comfort Stations/Restrooms

Drake Park(Kennedy Heights)
Pavilion: Established in 1957, this 66-acre park was named in honor of Daniel Drake, Cincinnati’s pioneer physician and scientist. Dr. Drake, who founded Cincinnati’s first medical college, was a naturalist by avocation. The stone shelter, which dramatizes the hilltop overlook, was designed by architects Arend and Arend in 1965. The geometric plan, flaring roof and rough stone, recall the late work of Frank Lloyd Wright, specifically his First Unitarian Church in Madison, Wisconsin.