The newest park coming to Cincinnati's riverfront is being designed as a rallying point for future demonstrations.
The Gateway to Freedom Park is being built on the river side of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The center of it will be the free speech plaza. City leaders see it as a spot---for black lives matter rallies , pride day celebrations and get out the vote efforts.
The cost is being put at between 10 and 15 million dollars with the city of Cincinnati and Hamilton County both contributing to the project.
In addition to the free speech plaza, plans include a tranquil garden for quiet reflection, a freedom path that leads down to the river and a spot in the new plaza for minority owned food trucks.