Eden Park Overlook – Lakes Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202; Parking available along Lakes Drive and in designated spots near overlook.
Situated on the eastern edge of the Twin Lakes area of Eden Park, this overlook takes in the Ohio River and the foothills of Kentucky, and is also a popular spot to greet the new day with its epic sunrises, typically around 6:15 am in June. Twin Lakes was once an old quarry and, aside from the breathtaking overlook, features two lakes, a footbridge and walking paths, several public art sculptures, and a playground. It’s a great spot to take in a picnic, play a game of chess, or launch a model boat.
Donald A. Spencer Overlook – Cliff Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202; Parking available at designated spots near overlook.
A short walk up a flight of stairs off Lakes Drive is Eden Park’s other spectacular overlook named after Donald Spencer, a founding member of the Friends of Cincinnati Parks, who worked tirelessly to secure funding to sustain and beautify our beloved parks. In 2020, Donald and his wife Marian posthumously received the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s Phyllis W. Smale Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement, inspiring leadership, exemplary service, and creative vision in city beautification. This overlook offers outstanding views and a southeast peek of the iconic, yellow Daniel Carter Beard Bridge near downtown.
ACCESSIBLE DIRECTIONS TO SPENCER OVERLOOK: From Twin Lakes, take a left onto Eden Park Drive and an immediate right on St. Paul Drive. Veer left to stay on St. Paul Drive and turn left onto Cliff Drive. Pass the historic Eden Park Stand Pipe and cross the Melan Arch Bridge to reach the overlook parking area.
EXTEND YOUR VISIT: Home to many of our city’s landmarks, Eden Park features the Cincinnati Art Museum and newly installed Art Climb, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Seasongood Pavilion, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the future site of Tom Jones Commons – coming this summer!
Don't forget to download and print our coloring book page for Overlook Challenge participants of all ages.