Hidden Gems: Tom Jones Commons in Eden Park

The 3.5-acre Tom Jones Commons is an urban oasis waiting for families to explore, and features wetlands, a nature play area and boardwalk. Located in Eden Park, the commons is currently in Phase 1 with accessible walkways, picnic area, fresh landscaping, connection to Mirror Lake and welcome kiosk.

Eden Park is its own gem, with family-friendly activities such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, Krohn Conservatory, Twin Lakes with playground, Art Climb Steps at CAM and now a wetland commons for the lower reservoir. The Tom Jones Commons fulfills part of a 2007 master plan by Cincinnati Parks.

The paved path takes you on a tranquil walk around pollinators and wildlife, as many chickadees, butterflies and buzzing bees have made themselves at home. A boardwalk crosses over the growing wetlands, as hopes for more wildlife fills the space.

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Bring the kiddos along for wildlife watching, swinging, jumping, balancing and gliding. The natural play area is designed for children ages 4-12 in mind. Tall logs, short stumps and rock boulders welcome a fun obstacle course for little nature ninjas.

A perfect spot for a picnic, older kiddos will love the nearby basketball courts as parents and grandparents enjoy a seat under the shelter. Full with picnic tables, benches, water fountain and shade, relax in serenity while time slows down.

Parkside Place and Martin Drive, Cincinnati | cincinnatiparks.com

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