A gem of the Cincinnati Parks system, Eden Park borders the Southwestern edge of East Walnut Hills. There are several ponds, scenic overlooks, jogging and walking paths, the Krohn Conservatory and more. Eden Park is also home to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Playhouse in the Park and Seasongood Pavilion, which hosts movie screenings and concerts during the summer.
On the northeastern border of East Walnut Hills near the O’Bryonville business district, you’ll find Owl’s Nest Park, offering large greenspaces, grills, picnic area, a pavilion, and sports fields. During the summer, this park hosts events such as movie screenings, National Night Out and Owl’s Nest Fest, a community celebration filled with games, activities and live music.
A quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of Madison Road, Annwood Park offers benches and shade-covered grass for reading, lounging and day-dreaming, and a beautiful grotto waterfall feature.
If you’re fortunate enough to live near the Moorman Tot Lot in the neighborhood’s middle, bring the kids for some playtime on the playground! Or, have a cook-out at the grill and picnic area in this playground that’s operated by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission.
The Walnut Hills Cemetery, located on Victory Pkwy. just a few blocks northwest of DeSales Corner, opened in 1843 under the name “The Second German Protestant Cemetery.” It sits on more than 70 rolling acres, and its grounds are a designated Monarch Waystation, part of a nationwide effort that helps assure the preservation of this butterfly species and the continuation of the spectacular monarch migration phenomenon.
Scarborough Woods is approximately 6.5 acres of trails and naturally rich biodiversity, bordered by Wold Ave., Dexter Pl., and homes on Dexter Ave. and Madison Rd. The land was donated by Aletheia Pattison to the Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners in 1967, with the stipulation that the property “will be used only for a wildlife preserve, bird sanctuary, arboretum, or some other comparable purpose.”