Hyde Park is a neighborhood on the east side of Cincinnati, Ohio. Though the city of Cincinnati considers the popular Ault Park to be in Mount Lookout, Hyde Park claims it as its own. The heart of Hyde Park is Hyde Park Square,which loosely encompasses a 2-block area of Erie Ave primarily bounded by Edwards Rd on the West and Michigan Ave on the East. Map. The square features a park in the center surrounded by retail shops and restaurants. The Graeter’s Ice Cream parlor has been present on Hyde Park Square since 1938. Hyde Park was established in 1892 by several prominent Cincinnati businessmen who wanted to create a community exclusively for Cincinnati’s wealthy. The neighborhood is named after New York’s fashionable Hyde Park area, which the men wanted to duplicate.The men bought up all the land in the area, and then shaped their community by closely monitoring prospective residents and selling only to those they deemed suitable. Hyde Park was annexed by the City of Cincinnati in November, 1903.Hyde Park School, located at 3401 Edwards Road, is also another landmark of the community that identifies Hyde Park. The school currently houses the Cincinnati Gifted Academy as well as classrooms for grades K through 2. Other popular private schools include St. Mary’s and Clark Montessori.