Park Updates – Closures, Openings, Restrooms and More

Park Updates, Closures, Openings, Restrooms & More

Park Updates – Closures, Openings, Restrooms and More

Cincinnati Parks Response to COVID-19

In accordance with Governor DeWine and State Orders and with State and City Mandates:

  • Cincinnati Parks and trails are open. Cincinnati Parks has signed a joint-statement with the National Recreation and Park Association, and more than 500 agencies, partners, and like-minded organizations supporting the continued use of our parks and open spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please click here to read the statement. https://www.nrpa.org/about-national-recreation-and-park-association/press-room/NRPA-statement-on-using-parks-and-open-space-while-maintaining-social-distancing/
  • Users should not use parks or trails if they’re exhibiting symptoms.
  • Users should follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.
  • Users should be prepared for no access to public restrooms in some locations.
  • Users should share the trails and warn other trail users of their presence as they pass.

Ohio Department of Health Frequently Asked Questions

List of Open Restrooms:

We recommend bringing hand sanitizer on your park visit to accommodate for areas without open bathrooms.

Current Open Restrooms (unless stated otherwise, restrooms are open during standard Park hours 8 am – 10 pm)

  • Alms Park Pavilion Restrooms
  • Ault Park Heekin Comfort Station
  • Ault Park Principio Playground Restrooms
  • Bellevue Park Pavilion – 8 am – 2:30 pm
  • Burnet Woods Bandstand Restrooms
  • Burnet Woods Millionaires Club Restrooms – 9am – 3pm
  • Doris Day Dog Park
  • Drake Park Pavilion
  • Eden Park – Fulton Comfort Station
  • Eden Park – Twin Lakes Comfort Station
  • Fountain Square (maintained by 3CDC, hours may differ)
  • French Park Pavilion
  • Friendship Park Pavilion – 8 am – 3 pm
  • Inwood Park – 8 am – 2:30 pm
  • Kennedy Heights Park – 8 am – 2:30 pm
  • McEvoy Park – 8 am – 2:30 pm
  • Mt. Airy Colerain Ave. Entrance
  • Mt. Airy Forest Comfort Station Area 10 – 8 am – 2:30 pm
  • Mt. Airy Forest Comfort Station Area 13
  • Mt. Airy Forest – Stone Steps – 8 am – 2:30 pm
  • Mt. Airy Forest Comfort Station Area 22 – 8 am – 2:30 pm
  • Mt. Airy Forest – The Nati Disc Golf Shop on Lodge Road (10am – 6pm: except holidays)
  • Mt. Echo Park Pavilion – 8 am – 8 pm
  • Mt. Storm Park Pavilion
  • Sawyer Point I-471 Restrooms – 8 am – 8 pm
  • Sawyer Point Comfort Stations-near Service Building – 8 am – 8 pm
  • Smale Park Restrooms at the bottom of the Walnut Street steps
  • Smale Park Vine Street Restrooms near Carousel – 8 am – 8 pm
  • Smale Park Portland Loo Restroom – 8 am – 8 pm
  • Stanbery Park – 8 am – 8 pm
  • Washington Park – 8 am – 8 pm
  • Yeatman’s Cove East Concession – 8 am – 8 pm
  • Yeatman’s Cove West Concession – 8 am – 8 pm

Check back for updates

Open to the Public

Cincinnati Parks will update this list as park amenities open

Open Spray Grounds

  • Washington Park Spray Grounds | 1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 | 10am – 10pm (open seven days a week)
  • Otto Armleder Memorial Aquatic Spray ground (Yeatmans’ Cove) | Location: 435 E Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 | 10 am – 9 pm (open seven days a week)
  • Smale Riverfront Main Street Spray Ground/Fountains | 8 W Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 | 10am – 9pm (open seven days a week)

Cincinnati Parks will update this list as park amenities open

Closed to the Public

All in-person customer service at Parks office buildings are temporarily unavailable. Please visit our online messaging system to reach departments directly. They include:

-Parks Administrative Building at 950 Eden Park Drive
-Riverfront at 705 East Pete Rose Way
-Planning, Design & Facilities at 2625 Reading Road
-Bettman Natural Resource Center at 4 Beech Lane
-Smale Pichler Fountain near the Carousel closed due to needed repair
-Smale Riverfront Water play features west of the Roebling Bridge | Out of order due to maintenance
-Alms Group Picnic Area Reservations are temporarily unavailable due to inoperable restrooms
-Some park restrooms
-Some roads and parking lots in Mt. Airy Forest will be closed to vehicle traffic
-Carol Ann’s Carousel is closed until further notice

Cincinnati Parks will update this list as park amenities close

Additional Updates

Reporting Down City Street Trees or Park Trees or Tree Limbs

If you come across a down or broken city street tree or a Cincinnati Parks tree due to a storm please reach out to Urban Forestry at 513-861-9070 to report the tree. Thank you for your assistance.

Important Links

For updates from our partners at the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, visit the Parks Foundation COVID-19 Event Preparedness Plan.

Please check back here as updates are made daily. Follow our social media pages at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more updates.

For general information about Coronavirus, please visit CDC’s main web page and CDC’s information on prevention of Coronavirus

For recommendations on visiting parks please click on the CDC’s Recommendation for Park Visitors web page