Ault Park

Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Ault Park
Ault Pavilion view.jpg
View from pavilion second floor
LocationCincinnati, OH
Areac. 224 acres (91 ha)
Operated byCity of Cincinnati Parks Department

Ault Park is the fourth-largest park in Cincinnati at 223.949 acres (0.9 km²), owned and operated by the Cincinnati Park Board. It lies in the Mount Lookout neighborhood on the city's east side. The hilltop park has an overlook which commands extensive panoramic views of the Little Miami River valley.[1]

The park is named in honor of Ida May Ault and her husband Levi Addison Ault, who was prominent in the development of Cincinnati parks.[2] In the park's early years, 97 sheep were employed to trim the lawns and shrubs.[3]

The park sports a soccer field, playground, and an impressive flower garden, first designed by George Kessler and later modified by A. D. Taylor. At the center of the park is a large Pavilion, built in 1930 in the Italian Renaissance-style.[4] The Pavilion is used frequently for dances, parties, and weddings.

Coordinates: 39°07′58″N 84°24′39″W / 39.132908°N 84.410959°W / 39.132908; -84.410959

  1. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1943). Cincinnati, a Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors. p. 310. Retrieved 2013-05-04.
  2. ^ "Ault Park". Ault Park Advisory Council.
  3. ^ Rolfes, Steven (Oct 29, 2012). Cincinnati Landmarks. Arcadia Publishing. p. 83. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
  4. ^ John H. Russell & Thomas S. Spencer (Jul 28, 2005). Gardens Across America, East of the Mississippi: The American Horticulatural Society's Guide to American Public Gardens and Arboreta. Taylor Trade Publishing. p. 307. Retrieved 2013-05-08.

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