13.3 acres, Corner of Zig Zag and Cooper Road. (directions) Paved trail is .39 mi or 2033 feet
Swaim Park is part of an original farmstead with the Wilder-Swaim farmhouse still standing on the corner of ZigZag Road and Cooper Road. This historic building is c. 1832 and is open to the public for special tours and events throughout the year. The Montgomery Historic Preservation Association maintains historic documents, photographs and artifacts in this home and during tours, the public can touch and feel the history of our home town coming alive. To complement the farmhouse, the Lazy Daisy Garden Club maintains an heirloom garden in the backyard.
Swaim Park also offers a variety of passive and active spaces for fun play and for quiet respite. Todd Pond, with its natural landscape, ducks, geese and pathway is often used for fishing and reflection. Each June, the Montgomery Kiwanis Club offers a fishing contest for kids at this pond. A fishing license is required for anyone over the age of 16. We ask that you have fun catching fish but release them back. There is also an overlook and decorative fountain on the hillside inside the park that the Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy class of 2008 built to offer seating for people to watch the pond activity or keep an eye on children playing on the playground.
Nestled amongst the landscape around the pond is a large gazebo built in partnership with the Blue Ash Montgomery Rotary. The gazebo is a great place for social parties and for pictures too and can be reserved online for convenient use along with either of the two park shelters in Swaim Park.
The active play spaces in Swaim are plentiful. There are two tennis courts, a basketball court, a tot lot and a school age playground as well as baseball diamonds, sand volleyball and a walking/cycling pathway.
- All season restrooms
- 2 Tennis courts
- Sand volleyball
- Tot Lot
- 2 Horseshoe pits
- Basketball court
- 2 Baseball fields
- Soccer field
- 2 Picnic shelters
- 1 Gazebo with picnic tables
- Paved trail is .39 mi or 2033 feet
Swaim Park is where the fall Harvest Moon festival and the July lunchtime series, LafnLunch, make for fun times year round. The Harvest Moon festival is offered the second Saturday of October and brings out 3000 people to enjoy hayrides, cider, pumpkin painting and live music. The LafnLunch series on Wednesdays at noon in July is coined, “Entertainment You’re a Part of!” since this variety themed series gets the audience on their feet learning new tricks and participating with the entertainers.
Take a walk and enjoy this beautiful historic park!
Newsletter articles that have appeared in the Montgomery Bulletin on Swaim Park: