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Washington Post: UC, Burnet Woods mentioned in top cities for parks list

UC and Burnet Woods listed in Cincinnati's No. 5 rank for top U.S. cities for parks

As summer gets underway and the need for safe social distancing continues, the Washington Post takes a look at this year's 10 best U.S. cites for parks.

Ranked as No. 5 by the publication, Cincinnati makes the grade for three city parks, describing 90-acre Burnet Woods near the University of Cincinnati as a top spot for birding and hiking. 

Long wooded decking leads to a treehouse in Cincinnati's Mt. Airy Forest.

The unique treehouse in Cincinnati’s Mount Airy Forest is wheelchair accessible. Photo/Kate Gille/Cincinnati Parks Foundation

The 119-year-old Mt. Airy Forest is listed as the city's largest park, with nearly 1,500 acres, including hiking, bridle and mountain biking trails, an arboretim and a wheelchair-accessible treehouse.

According to the article, Cincinnati also encourages people to visit neighborhood parks such as Fleischmann Gardens (given to the city by the Fleischmann Yeast Company heirs), a beautifully landscaped four-acre park with winding walkways and an evergreen maze; and Wilson Commons on the west side, with a walking loop and overlook of the Ohio River.

Read the Washington Post's top 10 list.

 

Featured image at top: Hikers in Ohio explore Burnet Woods, a 90-acre park near the University of Cincinnati and a top spot for birding and hiking. Photo/Kate Gille/Cincinnati Parks Foundation

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