Wilaray Terrace Preserve

Location: 2100 Ronaldson Ave in Mt. Washington, – Cincinnati, OH
Size: 4.22 acres
Acquired: 2007 by fee simple purchase from Blackhawk Development, LLC.
Features: this bowl-shaped property contains a remnant wetland dating back well-over 100,000 years ago to the Illinoisan Ice Age.  The Hillside Trust collaborated with Mt. Washington residents who raised $60,000,combined with $140,000 contributed by the State of Ohio to buy out Blackhawk Development.    The developer was planning to drain the wetland and build 16 homes. 

This property is part of an annual maintenance and improvement schedule. In 2015, the property was opened up for use by the adjacent Sands Montessori School.


Eric Russo
Executive Director

Message from the Director

From the time I was a young child, I have always enjoyed our hillsides. Whether it was feeling their imposing grandeur as they tower over the Ohio River and downtown basin, or taking in distant views from their commanding overlooks, I believe the hillsides are a dramatic part of our landscape. It is my sincere pleasure to serve an organization like The Hillside Trust that advocates the thoughtful use and preservation of this wonderful natural feature.

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