Riverside Park is a versatile complex constructed on approximately 46 acres cradling a gentle bend in the Little Miami River. The majority of the land for Riverside Park was purchased by the Anderson Township Trustees on January 9, 1992; this land was deeded to the APD in late 1993. The APD purchased the remaining park land.
The Anderson Township Bicentennial Commission raised funds for part of the development. Riverside Park opened in the spring of 1996 as the first phase of a continuing building program. Additional improvements will be added to this park as funds become available.
Riverbank restoration project at Riverside Park is complete!
Grants and in-kind labor funding provided by Anderson Park District, Anderson Township, Horizon Community Church, and the Clean Ohio Fund.
For over 15 years, the APD had been dealing with various state and national organizations in order to resolve the serious erosion problem along the banks of the Little Miami Wild and Scenic River at Riverside Park. The riverbank repair project was approved, and the APD was awarded a Clean Ohio Grant from the State of Ohio in the amount of $410,000 to help fund this $632,000 repair project. The Anderson Township Trustees assisted by contributing $132,500.
The project was finished in 2008 and will reward our community with a safe place to observe all of the natural beauty of Little Miami Wild and Scenic River.
All Weather Fields installation
The Anderson Park District installed All Weather Fields in the fall of 2010. The All Weather Fields include two full-sized synthetic turf field areas lined for two football fields, two full-sized soccer fields, or four smaller soccer fields (comp 6v6). Both fields also include tick marks so that lacrosse fields may be lined using temporary paint by APD staff. Baseball practices or games may also take place on these fields.
This exciting opportunity will enable the APD to:
- Meet the community’s needs for guaranteed play;
- Meet the community’s demand for extended seasons of play;
- Enable the APD to commit to our field rotation procedure;
- Serve a user group with minimal impact to the APD (football);
- And secure a revenue source to promote the future of the park district