Urban Serenity in French Park

It’s no secret that Cincinnati has some amazing parks. In fact, the city has won numerous awards over the years for the high quality parks enjoyed every year by thousands of residents and visitors.

French Park, located in Amberly Village but owned by Cincinnati, is one of the better ones. It’s also one of the more overlooked, with many area residents thinking of Smale, Ault, and Eden Parks ahead of French.

They shouldn’t.

My husband and I spent part of a recent weekend at French Park, and the best part about this park is the open green space. 275 acres of wide lawns, rolling hills, a small trail system, and creek make up the majority of this park. It also has volleyball courts, picnic areas, and the famous French house, which can be rented for special events.

During a time when everyday live can seem so stressful, and we’re bombarded with a lot of sad, terrible news, I’m thankful for the natural serenity that a place like French Park provides. It’s easy to escape the constant whirl of real life with an afternoon at this park. Getting back to nature is a good idea for anyone.