Have Some Fun in the Sun at Home of the Brave Park

We will be exploring all things parks and outdoor recreation for the summer of 2020. If it’s outdoors and free, you can bet it will go on the list for this year. And if we can fit in a park AND a water activity? That’s something that checks all the boxes for us!

We recently visited Home of the Brave Park, located in Symmes Township. This park is a new park for us and an instant favorite, one that’s worth the drive for our family. There’s a water feature, two playground areas, lots of benches, picnic tables, nearby restrooms, and more!

Home of the Brave Playground

This park has a great layout, especially if you come with more than one child to watch over. The three parts are all adjacent to one another. There’s a big play structure (pictured above), an upper area that has more climbing structures and swings (pictured below), plus a splash pad.

There are multiple benches that allow one to see all three spots. Or bring your own chairs and pick your location!

the upper play area at Home of the Brave Park
the upper play area

Home of the Brave Park is a great park for kids, especially those who are school aged. We went with a 5 and 6 year old in tow and it was the perfect place for them. There’s lots to climb on, some challenging spots and some easy climbs.

tree slide at Home of the Brave Park

The slides are big and bold. There are a few ways up – take it easy with traditional stairs or climb your way up.

The park has some fun hiding spots, room to run, and lots to climb on and over. And with a rubberized flooring surface, it would be good spot even after a rain.

spider web rope climb at Home of the Brave Park

Who can pass up a great splash pad? It’s actually the reason we went to this park (this sprayground is open 12-5pm this season / 2020). There are two different spray modes – one is more tame (in picture below) and the second cycles on and includes large arcs and more powerful sprays.

spray ground area at Home of the Brave Park
The water feature to the right, bathrooms to the left

In addition to the playground, the park also has a number of ball fields. There appeared to be a few trails near the playgrounds – we just didn’t explore that part of the park. There is also a Military Memorial Wall at their Veteran’s Memorial Plaza.

Park Amenities at a Glance:

Parking: Parking is right there; the lot is right beside the park.

Park Pass Required? No

Admission for Water Park? No

Bathrooms: The restrooms are right next to the spray ground.

Benches: They have lots of benches, a few are in the shade.

Picnics: They do have a covered picnic area with a few grills.

Home of the Brave Park is located at 11605 Lebanon Road, 45140

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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!