Exciting new feature planned for The Frederick H. Alms Memorial Park in 2017
CINCINNATI, OH – Cincinnati Parks Foundation is delighted to announce a $100,000 gift for a new playground at Alms Park from The Terry K. Crilley Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, made possible by The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. / U.S. Bank Foundation. The funding will be used to create a wonderful new play space for families. In collaboration with the Cincinnati Park Board’s capital funding, the project will include replacing the existing 17-year old playground and relocating the play area to be closer to a set of existing swings, the Alms Pavilion, and the historic stone slide. The new playground at Alms Park will include a feature that is not available at any other playground in the region – the “Shadow Play TriRunner.” The TriRunner is an overhead spinning activity that allows children to experience the sensation of flight. Cincinnati Parks Foundation is excited to continue its focus of neighborhood parks, enhancing Cincinnati’s parks and greenspaces through the benefit of private/public partnerships. The Cincinnati Park Board will manage the project, with an anticipated completion date in the fall of 2017.
This extraordinary gift is in memory of the late Terry K. Crilley, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son. Terry was called to teach in Auroville, India, at a center dedicated to the ideal human unity that informed the rest of his life. After returning from India, Terry taught at St. Ursula Villa until he began working at U.S. Bank in 1980, where he served clients for more than 32-years in the trust department. He became Regional President of the Private Client Reserve until he retired in 2012. Terry viewed his clients as family. He loved giving to others and served on the boards of Cincinnati Opera, Bridges for a Just Community (formerly NCCJ), The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, and the Baker Hunt Foundation.
The Crilley family looks forward to honoring Terry’s memory by providing a gift for the entire community. “Terry appreciated Cincinnati Parks being true community spaces, free for all to enjoy. Our family feels strongly that greenspace is a common thread, woven throughout all Cincinnati neighborhoods by our lovely Cincinnati Parks. It would give Terry great joy to see his own grandchildren and other families enjoy the new playground at Alms Park. Our family is proud to honor him with this wonderful addition to the park,” shared his wife Cindy Crilley.