Tuesday, October 26, 2010

62. The Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point

Bicentennial Commons opened in 1988 as part of the city’s bicentennial celebration. The park extends from the National Steamboat Monument on the West side to a roller skating rink to the East and includes Yeatman’s Cove, The Serpentine Wall, the Public Landing, and the P&G Pavilion. Along its walking trails you can find many statues, sculptures, and historical markers. Among these are a statue of Cincinnatus, a geologic timeline, a towering monument to the great floods of Cincinnati, and of course the flying pigs which pay tribute to the meat packing industry that made the city as well as a map of the Ohio River paying tribute to the importance of this waterway. There are tennis courts and a playground and the park hosts many events throughout the year.

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