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Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cincinnati's First Playground

Lytle Park Series

 
 
Cincinnati's First Playground Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. Cincinnati's First Playground Marker
Inscription.  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. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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"
Lytle Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Lytle Park Markers
(here, next to this marker); "Mike" Mullen (here, next to this marker); 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. Parks & Recreational Areas
 
Lytle Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Lytle Park Markers
Lightpoles from the Cincinnati Reds' Great American Ballpark are in distance.
Playground Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
4. Playground Photo on Marker
Playground Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
5. Playground Photo on Marker
Playground Photos on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
6. Playground Photos on Marker
Lytle Park, Looking Northeast image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
7. Lytle Park, Looking Northeast
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 793 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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