Top 5 Parks For A Springtime Picnic

Eden Park

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As far as Cincinnatians are concerned, February is actually the cruelest month. Which means that springtime is extra glorious. Shake off the winter blues with a cozy picnic at one of our favorite parks.

1. Eden Park
Eden Park is just classic Cincinnati. The famous urban park also houses the Krohn Conservatory, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Take your blanket and picnic baskets to the Spring House Gazebo at Mirror Lake, soak up some sun, and stroll around Twin Lakes, or enjoy the incredible view of the Ohio Valley from the overlook. 950 Eden Park Dr., Eden Park,

2. Miami Whitewater
Nothing beats the vast meadows that line Miami Whitewater’s 8-mile bike trail. Take a hike on one of their many trails, play 9-hole disc golf, rent a canoe to explore the lake, or take the kids to the water park. Miami Whitewater has it all for the perfect spring day. 9001 Mt. Hope Rd., Harrison,

3. Ault Park
From the lush greenery to the striking pavilion, Ault Park is perfect for hikers, walkers, and admirers of the outdoors. Its immense green space is the perfect location for a picnic with friends or family and the picturesque garden is the ideal backdrop for an Instagram shot (#nofilter). 3600 Observatory Ave., Mt. Lookout,

4. Sawyer Point
After you cheer on the Reds at Great American Ballpark, walk across the street to Sawyer Point and sit on a swing that overlooks the Ohio River or go during the day and rent a bike along the banks to take in the beautiful skyline. Gather your friends and let out your competitive side on one of three sand volleyball courts or attend one of many events that take place at the pavilion. 705 East Pete Rose Way, downtown,

5. Washington Park
This newly renovated park, located in Over-the-Rhine, hosts the perfect balance between city life and community park splendor. Take the children to run through the interactive fountains and water jets or bring your furry four-legged friends for a walk in the new dog park. There’s always something new in Over-the-Rhine so grab a bite at Findlay Market and head down to Washington Park for music and a taste of Cincinnati’s historic culture. 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine,

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