Terrace Park Community Overview
Terrace Park covers 1.2 square miles along the Little Miami River, near Milford and the Village of Indian Hill. The community is known for its unique, colorful homes and beautiful flora. According to the 2010 census, just a little over 2,000 people reside in Terrace Park, making it a small community. Don’t let that fool you, however, because Terrace Park has a rich history. For example, “Terrace Park was incorporated in 1893, and was the winter residence of the Robinson Circus until 1916. During the time that the circus wintered in Terrace Park, it was not unusual for elephants to roam free about the village, until the village council asked that they be restrained in 1910.”
Terrace Park is located along US 50, in the middle of the Village of Indian Hill, Milford and Mariemont. It’s within 10-15 minutes of the shops and restaurants Kenwood Towne Center and approximately 25 minutes from downtown Cincinnati.
Terrace Park Schools
Terrace Park has its own elementary school, but is considered to be part of the Mariemont school district. The district includes two elementary schools, one junior high school and one high school. Approximately 340 students attend Terrace Park Elementary, according to School Digger, and in 2013 the school ranked better than 96.3% of elementary schools in the state of Ohio. Mariemont Elementary serves 565 students and School Digger rates the elementary with 4 stars. Mariemont Junior High School and High School are ranked better than 93% of junior high and high schools in the state of Ohio. The entire district serves 1590 students, received a 5-star rating because it has been placed as 39th out of 709 districts in Ohio.
The Terrace Park Garden Club consists of a group of people with a green thumb. The club works hard to maintain the beauty of Terrace Park by volunteering to maintain “the planting beds at Wooster and Elm, the Memorial Bed, Wooster and Miami, Given Road and Bridge Boxes. The Terrace Park Garden Club participates in Terrace Park Elementary Arbor Day activities.”
The Terrace Park Recreation Committee was founded in 1968 to “organize and supervise recreational activities and to provide facilities for such recreational activities for the residents of Terrace Park.” They provide these great services at no additional tax charges to the residents, but simply by charging the fees and hosting a few fundraisers for the sports in which the residents participate. The committee is comprised of all volunteers from TP, and they meet every other month. The sports facilitated include soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse and softball.
Terrace Park Special Events
In October, you can participate in the Terrace Park House Tour, which has been a special event every two years since 2008. The Historical Society hosts this tour and people come from all over the area to tour some the most unique and historic homes located within the village of TP.
Interestingly enough, the recreation committee hosts the famous Bulldog 5K each year to raise funds for the sports teams of Terrace Park. Every Sunday morning of Labor Day weekend, be sure to check out this unique fundraising experience.
The Terrace Park Swim and Tennis Club is a staple within the village. The Club was “established in 1056 to provide a place for family fun and community involvement. A member-elected Board comprised of club member volunteers governs it. Membership is open to all.” The Club includes:
- Heated recreation pool
- Heated lap pool
- Baby pool with fountain
- Concession stand and outdoor grills
- Six tennis courts
- Curved Bollerieri backboard
- Full-sized basketball court
Things That Make Terrace Park Special
Every resident and business of Terrace Park receives “Village Views”, the local paper of the community, at no cost to the residents. The paper is “funded by income received from our ads and personal donations, receiving no financial support from the Village.”
“Kindervelt is an organization composed of neighborhood or other common-interest groups joined together by a central, city-wide board of trustees. It is the largest auxiliary of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and is recognized as one of Greater Cincinnati’s outstanding volunteer organizations. The Terrace Park Kindervelt group hosts many annual community fundraisers throughout the year, including the Luminaria sales for the village tree lighting, December Dessert Auction, Mardi Gras Social event, and Spring Fling Eggstravaganza. Kindervelt focuses on ladies having fun while raising funds and is an excellent way to meet new people in the village. Great friendships around TP have started at Kindervelt meetings. Members volunteer as little or as much as they want!”
Another thing that makes Terrace Park (TP) extremely unique is the set up they have with their EMS service. “The Terrace Park Emergency Medical Service is an all-volunteer organization that provides emergency medical care to Terrace Park residents and surrounding communities on a mutual aid basis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”