On-Site Stone Engraving At The International Friendship Park For Cincinnati Parks
ACSENT provided custom stone engraving services for Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park located along the Ohio River just east of downtown Cincinnati. The park is an award-winning display of sculptures with a long bike and walking path. Named for Cincinnati’s first African American mayor, it serves as a lasting tribute to world unity and global understanding.
The park is just over 22 acres and is known for its long and narrow shape, featuring a design inspired in part by a child’s friendship bracelet with two intertwining walkways that wind through five different gardens. We were tasked with engraving many different graphics for each of the five gardens.
ACSENT was contacted by Geograph Industries of Harrison Ohio to perform on-site engraving for the Friendship Park. Architectural drawings were sent from the Cincinnati Park Board for bidding purposes on the soon to be built project.
After securing the project, our design team converted the architectural drawings to CAD vector files so that masks could be made for sandblasting. The masks were plotted on a computer-controlled plotter for all 14 sets of circular designs.
At the park, located next to the Montgomery Inn Boathouse, our team performed the engraving over the course of a couple of days. Technicians glued the masks to the pavers as indicated on the plans. The granite was then sandblasted until the lettering achieved the proper look and depth. The engraving was painted black with an epoxy-based paint and the masking removed so that the granite could be cleaned.
The project was just one of many projects we have done for the Cincinnati Park Board over the years. ACSENT is always honored and excited to help Cincinnati Parks with their projects!