Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman's Cove

Serpentine Wall during Tall Stacks

Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman's Cove are a pair of side-by-side parks on the riverfront of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The two linear parks stretch one mile along the north shore of the Ohio River.[1] Since 2012, the parks have been the location for the annual Bunbury Music Festival.

Yeatman's CoveEdit

Yeatman's Cove park occupies the former site of a tavern established in 1793 by Griffin Yeatman.[2] Yeatman's establishment was the first tavern in Cincinnati, and as such was very popular with men working on the river.[3] The park features a colossal bronze statue of Cincinnatus, the namesake of Cincinnati, and is a popular place to watch the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Riverfest at Labor Day weekend.[4]

Serpentine WallEdit

The Serpentine Wall is a serpentine-shaped flood wall on the banks of the Ohio River, located at Yeatman's Cove. Completed in 1976[5], the wall features steps descending to the river, upon which visitors can sit and look across to Northern Kentucky.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman's Cove". Cincinnati Park Board. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  2. ^ Cincinnati, a Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors. Federal Writers' Project. 1943.
  3. ^ Rolfes, Steven (Oct 29, 2012). "Cincinnati Landmarks". Arcadia Publishing. p. 11. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
  4. ^ "Sawyer Point". Cincinnati USA. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  5. ^ Winternitz, Felix (Nov 18, 2008). Insiders' Guide to Cincinnati. Globe Pequot. p. 35.
  6. ^ Hoevener, Laura (2010). Adventures Around Cincinnati. Hillcrest Publishing Group. p. 58.

Coordinates: 39°06′00″N 84°29′57″W / 39.1°N 84.4991667°W / 39.1; -84.4991667