Cincinnati residents have chance to weigh in on Burnet Woods

August 7, 2018 by  

Improvements and changes of various kinds have been proposed for a Cincinnati park, and the city would like to know what residents think.

Burnet Woods is a 90-acre park in the heart of Cincinnati, and a place that is special to many residents. People’s interest in the park’s future is apparent, since over 150 attended a May meeting to discuss plans.

Two proposals were discussed. The Clifton Cultural Arts Center would like to build an arts center comprising 25,000 to 30,000 square feet in the park, along with a parking lot. Meanwhile, the Camping and Education Foundation wants to build a 2,500-square-foot structure and renovate park facilities. The proposals have drawn objections as well as support.

Some of the objections are from those who believe that putting up new buildings will lessen the park’s role as a place where people can come to unwind from the pace of city life, as well as having a negative impact on its role as a wildlife sanctuary.

David Stradling is a professor of history at the University of Cincinnati, and a resident of Clifton, and wrote that the park has a limited number of acres, and no room to expand. He opposes taking up room with large buildings and parking facilities.

People will have a chance to make their ideas heard at a meeting on Monday, August 13, at 7:00 pm at the Corryville Recreation Center. Officials dealing with issues like this can use flyer printing to keep people updated.