Waterfront Parking & Rentals

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Parking & Rentals

Smale Riverfront Park
Parking is located underneath the Schmidlapp Event Lawn
Smale Parking Rates

Sawyer Point Parking
801 East Pete Rose Way at the intersection of Pete Rose Way and Eggleston Avenue

Hours of Operation
6am – 11pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
No overnight parking
No bus parking
No tailgating

Parking Rates
Daily: $5 Non-event rate
$5 – $20 Event rate
Monthly Parking: $55
Passes are valid Monday – Friday only

*Monthly parking passes are not valid when event rates apply

To purchase a new parking pass or to renew a parking pass, please visit either the Sawyer Point Administration Building or a parking attendant at the booth the last and the first week of each month. An attendant will be present 6am to 10am and 3pm to 6pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the two week period. We accept cash or Visa/MasterCard at the parking booth and at the Waterfront office.

The Sawyer Point parking lot has 393 parking spaces with 9 additional spaces for handicap parking.

Public Landing Boat Launching 

Hours of Operation
6am – 11pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year weather and Ohio River level permitting*

Boat Launching Rates
Daily launching rates may apply

Boat trailer parking spaces are limited and are available on a first come/first serve basis.

Boat mooring is permitted along the Serpentine Wall during operating hours unless otherwise posted.

Mooring along the Serpentine Wall is at your own risk.

*The Public Landing is subject to closure at any time for any reason deemed necessary by the City of Cincinnati and/or the Cincinnati Park Board.


Cincinnatus: $75/hour; 4 hour minimum
This area includes a circular promenade spiralling around the bronze Cincinnatus statue. Adjacent to restrooms, the Cincinnatus promenade includes access to water, electric and the use of the Archway Tunnels. This venue is ideal for special events of 1,000 persons or less.

Kroger Promenade: $75/hour; 4 hour minimum
Located immediately north of the Proctor and Gamble Performance Pavilion, the Kroger promenade includes over 36,000 square feet, access to water and electric, and is an ideal setting for festival concessionaires and vending.

Picnic Grove: $200/Day
Located directly across from the Thousand Hands Playground and Sand Volleyball Courts. The area includes 2 grills, 12 picnic tables and is conveniently accessible by the Sawyer Point east parking lot. The area is ideal for family reunions, company picnics, and groups of 100 persons or less.

Proctor and Gamble Performance Pavilion and Great Lawn: $75/hour; 4 hour minimum
An outdoor stage large enough to accommodate an entire symphony, yet intimate enough for a small musical gathering. Rental of the P&G Stage includes use of the lawn, access to water, electric and a selection of audio packages at an additional charge ranging from $100-$350/hour.

Sand Volleyball Courts: $50/hour without lights; $100/hour with lights
Reservations include use of all 3 courts, access to an exterior shower, drinking fountain and restrooms in close proximity; ideal for self led leagues or tournaments. 

Schott Amphitheatre: $75/hour; 4 hour minimum
This area features concrete steps that cascade toward a small paved plaza, adjacent to a historic waterworks structure. The area also includes access to an overlook, restrooms and electric. This area is ideal for events of 1,000 persons or less.

Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park Plaza: $75/hour; 4 hour minimum
Named after Cincinnati’s first African American Mayor, the Theodore M. Berry Park Plaza features decorative columns commemorating Berry’s life, and extends to the sister City Flag Court Lawn. The area includes access to electric and use of the lawn. The area is an ideal venue for events of 1,000 persons or less.

Yeatman’s Cove Dining Plaza: $75/hour; 4 hour minimum    
All 4 plazas are included in the reservation, and each plaza includes access to water and electric. This area is ideal for large events, 3 plazas are 40’x40′ and the 4th is 40’x60′.

Yeatman’s Cove Promenade: $75/hour; 4 hour minimum    
Reservation of the Yeatman’s Cove Promenade includes the lawn and the large paved walk way through the Sycamore Tree Grove, overlooking the Serpentine Wall and Ohio River. The area includes access to water and electric, and is ideal for special events and concession areas.

Sawyer Point Tennis Courts
Hours of Operation: 7am – 10pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year; weather permitting. Courts are available on a first come/ first serve basis. Reservations are not accepted. Please be courteous and limit excessive court use during peak hours.  Court closures and tournament notifications will be posted in the Tennis Office. Check out SawyerPointTennis.com for more information!

Serpentine Wall Amphitheatre: $75/hour; 4 hour minimum
Large Paved Amphitheatre 60’x80’ perfect for concerts. This reservable area includes the steps for ample seating and a spectacular view of the Ohio River.

Wheel Fun Rentals
Try our fleet of pedal powered recreational cycles including Cruisers, Tandems, Quad Sports, Choppers, Deuce Coupes and 4 wheel Surrey Bikes. Enjoy the great outdoors while exploring the miles of bike paths along Cincinnati’s riverfront. Have a family excursion or bring a group down.

Bicycle Rental Rates start at $5 per bike. Adult supervision is required, Helmets are provided. For more information click here  or call 513-658-4161.

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