The 6-acre (2.4 ha) park served as Presbyterian and Episcopal cemeteries before it was acquired by the city from 1858 to 1863. The park has an old-fashioned bandstand and many trees. Several American Civil War cannons and busts of Civil War heroes Frederick Hecker and Colonel Robert Latimer McCook, who commanded the German 9th Ohio Infantry (Die Neuner) are in the park. There is also a bronze tablet (1931) given by Sons and Daughters of the (Die Neuner) 9th O.V.I. The Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States was held here in 1888 with great success. It was, in addition to the celebration of Ohio’s remarkable progress, designed to celebrate the settlement of the Northwest Territory. The park stands in the shadow of the Cincinnati Music Hall and the now-demolished Washington Park School was at its north end. A new School for Creative and Performing Arts is across Twelfth Street at its south end.
photo: Washington Park in Cincinnati, Ohio,