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Yeatman's Cove Park, opened in 1976, was named for Griffin Yeatman who ran the "Square & Compass" tavern back in the 1790's. This part of Sawyer Point, located between Central Bridge and the "Skyline Arches" underneath L&N Bridge, is a popular spot for concerts, picnics, festivals, and river watching.

The Public Landing, which long ago was the hub of a thriving steamboat port, still serves Cincinnati's "Delta Queen", the "Showboat Majestic" (acquired by the city in 1967 and added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1980) and the traveling "Tall Stacks" show.

The Serpentine Wall, a massive, contoured concrete wall of steps along the riverfront, is one unique feature of Yeatman's Cove. Another feature Lytle Place Fountain and wading pool along the northern edge of the park.

Between L&N Bridge (Louisville and Nashville Railroad Bridge) and the Daniel Carter Bridge (I-471 Bridge, named after the founder of the Boy Scouts of America) is "Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point". The 22-acre Park opened in June, 1998, in celebration of Cincinnati's Bicentennial and was funded through the Cincinnati Recreation Commission by area corporations, businesses, foundations, individuals and governmental agencies.

This part of Sawyer Point features the famous "Flying Pig Sculptures", the "Bicentennial Brick Promenade", a working model of the Ohio River and its 20 canal locks and dams (from Pittsburgh, PA to Cairo, IL), a 12-foot statue of Cincinnatus (the Roman soldier and farmer for which Cincinnati was named), as well as the P&G Pavillion which is used regularly for concerts and performances.

Other features of this park are the Fitness Area, Playground, volleyball courts, the "Lindner Tennis Complex", the all-weather skating rink, fishing pier, and "Schott Ampitheater" (which preserves a section of Cincinnati's old waterworks plant).

On August 27, 1977, the radio station WEBN, celebrated "A decade of decadence" with a huge fireworks display. Since then, "Riverfest" has continued annually becoming one of the 10 biggest fireworks events in the nation always bringing more than 500,000 people to watch the display.