Courthouse Square Park, Dayton

Courthouse Square Park, Dayton

Courthouse Square Park is a central outdoor entertainment venue located downtown Dayton, Ohio. Since its dedication in 1974, the square has become a prominent gathering spot, earning a reputation as "the place to see and be seen." The park's location in the heart of the city makes it a focal point for community activities and events.

During the summer months, Courthouse Square comes alive with lunchtime vendors, offering a variety of food options for those working or visiting downtown. Additionally, a weekly farmers market during the growing season provides fresh local produce and goods, creating a vibrant and bustling atmosphere.

Courthouse Square is also a versatile venue open to any organization or individual wishing to host events. Nonprofit groups frequently use the space to promote upcoming events or conduct fundraisers, taking advantage of the high visibility and foot traffic in the area. Throughout the year, the square hosts a diverse array of events, including concerts, special events, noontime gatherings, and various fundraisers, making it a dynamic and lively public space.

A notable feature of Courthouse Square Park is the 11-foot-tall bronze sculpture of a beardless Abraham Lincoln. This statue commemorates Lincoln's speech in Dayton on September 17, 1859, delivered on the steps of the Old Court House. The sculpture serves as a historical landmark, reminding visitors of the city's rich history and Lincoln's connection to Dayton.

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Courthouse Square Park on Map

Sight Name: Courthouse Square Park
Sight Location: Dayton, USA (See walking tours in Dayton)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Dayton, Ohio

Create Your Own Walk in Dayton

Create Your Own Walk in Dayton

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dayton is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Dayton Historical Buildings Tour

Dayton Historical Buildings Tour

Dayton is home to a number of impressive historical buildings designed in a variety of styles, many of them included in the National Register of Historic Places. Take the following tour to discover Dayton’s most impressive houses of worship.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Dayton Introduction Walking Tour

Dayton Introduction Walking Tour

Nicknamed the "Gem City", Dayton - a charming Ohio city and the hometown of the Wright brothers - has gone down in history primarily as the Birthplace of Aviation. Apart from aviation, however, there are quire a few cultural and otherwise notable attractions in Dayton well-worth exploring. To learn more about the most prominent of them, follow this orientation walk and explore!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles