Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rapid Run Park

This 50-acre park was once called, “Lick Run Park” after the Native Americans and settlers who traveled through the area. The park features a stone shelter facing a shallow lake and contains a playground, picnic areas, hiking trails, and baseball fields. It is another one of the great parks in the Cincinnati Park District.

Rapid Run Park
4548 Rapid Run Parkway, West Price Hill

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Not a lake. It is a very large, concrete lined, artificial pond. In relation to the picture the ground slopes from high on the left to low on the right. There could not have been a natural pond there.

It and the pavilion and other improvements were made as a Depression era WPA project. The plaque can be seen on the low stone wall at the main entrance and parking area.

As my childhood home backed up to it and I spent hundreds of hours in the park every summer I am sure of the above.