Clippard Park, a 15 acre park located near Bevis Elementary School with entries on Dewhill Drive and Bevis Lane, originally opened in the 1970′s. In January 2008, Colerain Township started the process of redeveloping the park by holding the first of five public meetings to get input from residents (Click here for a summary of the first skatepark meeting). The community’s input was used to develop three conceptual plans incorporating suggestions given at the meetings. The plans were first presented to the Board of Trustees on May 13, 2008 for their input. After minor tweaking to the plans, a final concept plan was accepted. Brandstetter Carroll was hired to design the formal plans for the redevelopment which would include an additional five acres being purchased in part by a NatureWorks grant through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Construction began in July 2009 and was complete in September 2010.
In September of 2009, a 10,000 square foot playground was assembled at the park in one day by volunteers from CVS Pharmacy. The playground was built with a $225,000 grant from CVS Caremark/All Kids Can and Boundless Playgrounds. The playground is fully accessible to people of all abilities and features a poured rubber surface making for easy maneuvering.
The playground has ADA wide ramps, a variety of play equipment, swings with zero-G seats, tot seats and open seats, many climbing features, music play area, a sandlot with backhoes (one accessible), sand and water tables and other fun features, plus many swinging benches and covered tables to watch your kids play!
The sprayground at Clippard Park will be open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend from 11 AM – 7 PM daily. It features a variety of motion activated features for all to enjoy plus a nice shaded picnic table for those who prefer to stay dry.
Located next to the playground and restrooms. Please, no pets and children who are not yet potty trained should wear swim diapers.
Clippard Park has 3 shelters available for reservations by residents of Colerain Township from the first weekend in April through the last weekend in October for a $90 fee. Reservations are accepted beginning March 1 of each year. Please click here for more information on reserving a shelter at any of the Township’s parks.
All three shelters are clearly numbered. At least one picnic table in each shelter is wheelchair accessible. Shelter A, which is closest to the sprayground and near the playground, and Shelter B (pictured above), which is close to the playground and near the sprayground, both have six tables 8′ in length and will seat 48-60 people each. Shelter C, located near the baseball fields and basketball court, has eight tables 8′ in length and will seat approximately 64-80 people. All shelters have electricity and one grill each.
Clippard Park has two baseball fields available to rent. Field #1 has 80′ bases with a maximum 250′ centerfield for children 13 and under. Field #2 has 70′ bases with a 200′ centerfield for children 11 and under.
For information on reserving these fields for the season, please contact Joe Molter at 513.385.7503.
Clippard Park has our area’s first skatepark! Located near the back of the park and visible from I-275, the skatepark has a 10′ bowl with pool coping, a 4′ bowl with a ledge, a spine and death box, and street features including a staircase, ramp, railings and much more! The skatepark also has a shaded area with picnic tables.
BMX bikes are allowed in the skatepark, but pegs must be removed.
The Clippard Park Skatepark has been attracting visitors from all over the region. We are open daily from dawn to dusk. Directions to the park are below.
Clippard Park has a paved walking trail that is 1/2 a mile long. A natural trail winds through the woods behind Shelter C adding another 1/4 mile.
Clippard Park has one basketball court situated between the baseball fields and the skatepark. Please, half court play only.Karen Meehan Memorial
With the closing of Karen Meehan Memorial Park, the small, hard to access pocket Park on John Gray Road, Clippard Park is now home to a memorial for the young girl that was hit by a car on Kemper Road.
Springdale Road to north on Season Drive. Turn left on Pottinger Road and another Left on Dewhill Lane to the Park Entrance.
Colerain Avenue to east on Redskin Drive (in between Outback Steakhouse and Frisch’s back entrance/exit). Turn left on Fairglen Drive. Fairglen dead-ends at the side entrance of Clippard Park.
Visiting from out of the Area:
If you are visiting the park from outside of Colerain Township and are not familiar with the area, take the Colerain Avenue exit off of I-275 and go south on Colerain Avenue and continue with the directions above. If you are using a GPS to find the park, use this address: 3514 Bevis Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251