Dating back to 1810, the land originated as the city's cemetery. In 1855, remains were exhumed and the space was transformed into a community park. Today, many of the features and historical artifacts have been incorporated into the new layout.
|Panorama of the opening ceremony.|
|All sorts of people were in attendance.|
|Mukunoki Children's Choir from Gifu, Japan, Cincinnati's sister city.|
|Mukunoki Children's Choir presented Mayor Mallory with a much-needed Japanese fan.|
|Cutting the ribbon.|
|Protesters against the rehabilitation of Washington Park.|
|A crowd gathers as the fountains are turned on for the first time.|
|With the QR Code, one can select classical music to be played over the Muzak speakers at the park.|
130 pop up jets are synchronized to music and lights.
|OTR Flags: 100 silk flags that were hand-painted by the community to decorate the bandstand.|
|My OTR Flag: the abandoned subway tunnels.|
|Indonesian choir serenades the crowd with Adele's Rollin' In The Deep.|
|Three headstones discovered during the 2012 renovation, dating back to the 1830s.|
|Friedrich Hecker Memorial|
|Cannon dating back to the Civil War.|