Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Cincinnati's First Playground
Lytle Park Series
For many years, Lytle Park echoed the shrieks and laughter of Cincinnati's children. It was dedicated as the city's first public playground, a respite for already crowded inner-city dwellers, on the sunny afternoon of July 6, 1907. The Lytle estate gave way to shade trees, benches, swings, a wading pool and a bandstand.
Erected by Park Board Volunteers, the Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, and Public-Spirited Citizens.
Location. 39° 6.031′ N, 84° 30.24′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Touch for map. Marker is one of a series on a wall near the SSW corner of Lytle Park, about 250 feet SE of the intersection of East 4th Street and Ludlow Street. The markers are about 150 feet east of the Guilford Building, 421 East 4th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Washington (here, next to this marker); The Taft Museum (here, next to this marker); President William Howard Taft (here, next to this marker); "Lincoln - The Man" (here, next to this marker); "Mike" Mullen Lytle's Surroundings (here, next to this marker); Lytle At Christmas (here, next to this marker); Lytle Park (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Categories. • 20th Century • Charity & Public Work • Entertainment • Man-Made Features • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.