Great Parks of Hamilton County has won a $637,500 grant to help buy property in Westwood where the historic Gamble house used to stand.
A concept plan includes a nature trail, an urban ecology center and an education office, and a greenhouse and community garden.
Historian Greg Hand is president of the Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (WestCURC). Hand calls the loss of the Gamble House in 2013 a “tragedy” but is hopeful about the property’s new future. He says a park is beneficial to the Westwood neighborhood and “very much in the spirit of James N. Gamble.”
“His interest in the natural world and gardens and open spaces is part of his heritage and I think a park on his property really continues that part of Westwood’s history.”