Project Description

The Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park is a 32-acre park along the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. The largest in a series of public parks along the high banks of the river, the park is framed by great city landmarks including the Roebling Bridge, the National Underground Freedom Railroad Center, the Paul Brown Stadium, and the Great American Ballpark. With implementation currently underway, the riverfront park completes a necklace of open spaces on the river, links statewide recreation trail and bike systems, and reconnects the heart of downtown Cincinnati to the great Ohio River. Sasaki’s design for the park creates an appropriate setting for the Roebling Bridge—a historically significant architectural icon—along with areas for large gatherings, passive recreation, and programmed events.

• Glass: Translucent Glass with Standard Dot TC Frit
• Grid: Standard Clear Anodized “Matte Silver” Finish


General Contractor: Monarch Construction Company
Architect: Sasaki Associates