Small as the park is, John G and Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park presents you with green manicured lawns, fountains, monument, visitors center and lager house

Tour the John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park

Mar 17, 2014

A walk in the park is not just a mere stroll here at the John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park. Charter bus visitors would be surprise to see there is more to this park than just greenery and scenery. This riverfront park has just concluded its Phase 1 of renovation that features:

  • Schmidlapp Stage and Event Lawn
  • Walnut Street Steps and interactive fountain
  • Main Street interactive fountain
  • Black Brigade Monument
  • Cincinnati Bike and Visitor's Center
  • Moerlein Lager House

Located on 45 acres of land along downtown Cincinnati riverfront, this park will later extend from Great American Ballpark to Paul Brown Stadium, and flanking the Roebling Suspension Bridge once it has been fully completed.

Moerlein Lager House

If you are interested in visiting a working microbrewery, do take your rental bus the John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park to visit the Moerlein Lager House. This working microbrewery produces a full line of Moerlein craft brews, and coach bus guests can sample their delectable fares such as grain spent breads, hand carved sandwiches and smoked rotisserie meats, just like how the city served its guests during the 19th century in beer gardens.

Black Brigade Monument

Little is known about the Black Brigade except that it was formed in 1862 to construct barricades to defend Cincinnati from Confederate attack. To commemorate their efforts in building a critical fortification in Northern Kentucky, the Smale Riverfront Park commissioned a team of artists to erect a monument at the park dedicated to the Black Brigade.

The Black Brigade monument was done by a team of artists. They are John Hebenstreit and Carolyn Manto the Sculptors, Tyrone Williams the Writer; and Erik Brown the Graphic Designer. This monument has now been installed on the south of new Mehring Way in the park's East Tree Grove, so mini bus rental visitors should head towards that direction to get a glimpse of it. This monument that was built into the earth consists of bronze statues and plaques, interpretive signs, and carved stones which includes the names of all 718 members of the brigade.

In order to hurry over to this new part of Cincinnati, call 1-888-570-9983 or 513-212-6806 to get a quote on your party bus or to reserve a bus now that serves your traveling needs.

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