RiversEdge Amphitheater

The RiversEdge project represents a unique brownfield redevelopment opportunity on the 7.3 acre vacant site of the former Sisters of Mercy Hospital, which operated on the site for 109 years, from 1892 to 2001.

The RiversEdge Park and Amphitheater Project is located along the City of Hamilton’s beautiful riverfront, nestled between downtown and the German Village Historic District. RiversEdge is a riverfront public park that offers a vibrant urban location for outdoor recreation, live entertainment and an enhanced view of the river. For rental rates call the Hamilton Parks Conservancy at (513) 785-7055.
RiversEdge Park Logo
Project Updates
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Phase 1
Phase 1 of the development is the RiversEdge Amphitheater and Overlook. It was completed in September 2013. Phase 1 includes:
  • RiversEdge public park
  • Great Miami Recreational Trail extension
  • River overlook/amphitheater
  • Pedestrian plaza
  • Intersection improvements
  • Trailhead facility with restrooms and bike parking
  • Steps oriented toward the river overlook/amphitheater
  • Stage canopy
RiversEdge Amphitheater hosts events throughout the year and is available to be rented. It is home to the very popular Summer Concert Series, which brings thousands of people to downtown Hamilton to enjoy live music.
  • Ohio Department of Transportation - $707,000
  • Hamilton Community Foundation - $178,000
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources - $100,000
  • Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission - $100,000
  • City of Hamilton (CDBG and NSP) - $783,000
  • Mercy Health Foundation (future tensile structure) - $250,000
  • Total: $2,118,000
Phase 2
The City is excited to build on the success of RiversEdge Amphitheater and Overlook to develop the next phase of the park. In 2014, the City, in conjunction with MKSK Design firm, has developed a Master Plan for the remaining portion of the development site, located at the former Mercy Hospital site downtown.
Concert Singer at Hamilton
Master Plan
The master plan includes an assortment of amenities to activate the park at various times with diverse offerings. A wide sidewalk winds through the park, designed to be accessible to food trucks and similar users for community events. An interactive fountain is situated on the northeast corner of the site, a children’s playscape is on the northwest corner, and the site includes many gathering places through strategically placed seating options.
Outdoor Concert Backstage