Preserving 37 acres of urban greenspace, free and open to all.
Imago protects 37 acres, only 3 miles from downtown Cincinnati. Our belief is that nature should be a part of everyone’s lives. Our free nature preserve is a reflection of that commitment to make nature accessible to everyone. An easy walk, bike ride, bus ride, or car ride will get you here.
Protecting nature is also our commitment to our non-human neighbors. By protecting urban nature for wild plants and animals we are investing in a future that is not only good for the environment, but also for ourselves and our communities.
Imago started preserving urban greenspace in 1988 with a 7 acre parcel that was slated for development, at the end of Enright Avenue in the Price Hill neighborhood. Since that time we’ve been identifying and preserving parcels of undeveloped land. We’ve protected land with small acquisitions ever since then. Our latest acquisition came in 2013, at one acre, it brought us to our current total of 37 acres.
Each one of our acquisitions has been a collaborative effort with several partners, donors and supporters. Our nature preserve is not only for the community, but has also been made BY the community.
Come and explore Imago’s three nature trails. All three feature different areas of our urban nature preserve.
Art on Trails
See the latest art installations on our trails created by local artists and community members. For more information on our installations and to submit a proposal to install your own artwork visit our Art on Trails page.
Staff and volunteers have been putting in lots of time and energy improving our site and land. Here are some of the things you can expect to see soon:
- Nature Exploration Stations
- A natural playground, aka Playscape
- A Trail Map
- more Art Installations
- Mindfulness in Nature stations
Nature Preserve Blog Posts
Imago is searching for artists in our community to install semi-permanent pieces of artwork on our trails. This effort is part of our Art in Nature project, to install 6-8 pieces of artwork as 'invitations' to our community to come to Imago, experience great...