Cincinnati’s Feng Shui Park
Cincinnati’s New Smale Riverfront Park
As construction forges ahead on Cincinnati’s Smale riverfront park, the question remains – have the planners got the feng shui right?
Sassaki Associatesâ€”which has created some of the most recognizable icons of modern landscape architectureâ€”was selected as the design firm for Smale Riverfront Park in 2001. Sasakiâ€™s landscape architecture practice is integrated with civil engineering and urban design to create new designs on diverse and challenging sites, including urban waterfrontsâ€”like Smale Riverfront Park. Sasaki Associatesâ€™ work was inspired by the input of citizen stake-holders at a series of public meetings and focus groups that began in 1998.Â The design plans are consistent with the Park Master Planâ€”created by Hargreaves Associates and approved in 1999 by the City, County, Planning Commission, Park Board and the Urban Design Review Board.