I’ve always been really impressed with Cincinnati Parks. They do a great job of providing lots of outdoor recreation and programming to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors. I also love to discover parks that are unique. The Highfield Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens feels like a scene out of a children’s book imagined to life. The Highfield Discovery children’s garden is a gated feature at Glenwood Gardens park with a small additional fee that it is worth the price.
Our visit was during the winter months, but I can only imagine how gorgeous this playground is when everything is in bloom.
One of the first features that kids will LOVE is the 25 ft. Discovery Tree. They can climb under and all over. It’s a pretty incredible structure for a game of tag, dreaming, or playing hide and seek.
The outdoor trolley garden features 4 small scale trains and a little conductor booth. Kids will love watching the trains up close throughout the structure.
This 12 acres garden features 7 smaller gardens. Kids will enjoy discovering each section. Each small garden has it’s own personality.
There are also hiking trails accessible from the Highfield Discovery Garden. If you bring a lunch, there is a patio seating area toward the entrance.
Glenwood Gardens features 335 acres with a 1 mile paved trail and a 1.6 mile Wetland Loop where you can see gardens, wetlands, forests and prairies. There is also a gift shop onsite.
2016 Daily Admission Prices
- Under 2: Free
January–March, November & December: $2 per person ages 2-adult
If you decide that you want to visit more often, a family pass would be a better value. You can use your daily admission toward the cost upgrading to a family pass during your visit.
The family pass for a family of four is $45 with each additional person at $5 each (additions permitted only at the original time of purchase.)
- $45 covers 4 people (any combination of adults & kids)
- $5 add on per person can be purchased at the original time of purchase
- You may list up to 2 last names on the pass
You can find out more about Highfield Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens from their website.
Highfield Discovery Garden is located at 10397 Springfield Pike,Cincinnati, OH 45215.