202 Crestline Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45202
This park’s 84 acres include steep wooded hillsides, hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, a unique historic reservable picnic shelter and the 1928 Mt. Echo pavilion, a popular spot for dances, community events and private functions. The park’s overlook features one of the most dramatic views of any Cincinnati Park.
Mt. Echo Park
202 Crestline Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Mt. Echo Park (East Price Hill)
• Pavilion: Mount Echo Park was established in 1908, and improvements were made in the 1920s and ’30s. Its pavilion is set on the eastern edge of the park and overlooks a sweeping view of downtown, the Ohio River and riverside hills of Kentucky. Like its architectural cousins, the pavilions at Alms and Ault parks, Mt. Echo’s pavilion was designed in the Italian Renaissance style with elegant arches and columns and was built in the late 1920s. The pavilion’s landscaping was designed by Albert D. Taylor of Cleveland, whose landscaping credits also included Alms and Ault parks and Fleischmann Gardens.
• Shelter: Like the park’s pavilion, this imaginative open shelter, designed by Freund and built by the WPA, offers a beautiful vista. Mt. Echo’s unique shelter has a low-hipped roof supported only by two massive stone chimneys. Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence is shown in the low roof and use of rustic natural materials.