Mt. Storm Tree Project
Mount Storm Park is a treasure that people from across the region have enjoyed for decades. Over the last year a group of Clifton residents, in collaboration with Cincinnati Parks Foundation and the Cincinnati Park Board, has discussed how best to revitalize the park to take it back to Adolph Strauch’s original historic design of Mount Storm Park. You may recall that Strauch was the Austrian landscape architect brought to Cincinnati by Robert Bowler (whose large estate is now Mount Storm Park) in 1850. Bowler admired Strauch’s landscape designs at the Royal Botanical Gardens in London and was taken by their pastoral feel, and the placement of trees on the land that surprises and awes visitors. In addition to being the Cincinnati Parks’ first Superintendent and designer of Mount Storm, Strauch famously went on to design Spring Grove Cemetery.
As the original plantings in Mount Storm have died, the plan is to plant new trees by creating and implementing a new long-term Park Plan for Mount Storm Park based on Strauch’s aesthetic vision. Please consider making a gift to support the project. All gifts are 100% tax-deductible, and gifts of any amount are appreciated. Any donor who gives $1,000 or more will be honored on a plaque within Mount Storm Park. Gifts of $5,000 or more will be recognized as members of the Founders’ Circle.