Cincinnati Parks Foundation Wins Governor’s Award, be.well and other programs

Child in the be.well Adaptive Hiking program

Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s be.well Fall Adaptive Hiking program is the winner of the 12th Annual Governor’s Award for Parks and Recreation presented by Ohio Parks and Recreation Association. The be.well Fall Adaptive Hiking program is part of a series of free seasonal programs for children with disabilities in partnership between Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Cincinnati…

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be.well Program Wins Another First-Place Award

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) has announced its 2021 Annual Awards of Excellence winners.  Cincinnati Parks Foundation won 1st Place in the Adaptive Programming category for the Fall be.well Adaptive Hiking Program! “Parks and recreation professionals throughout Ohio work every day to improve the quality of life of the people they serve,” said OPRA Executive Director…

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be.well Move Team Making Great Strides

Be.well athletes with disabilities pose for a team photo.

Cincinnati Parks Foundation is proud to partner with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to bring the be.well program to Cincinnati Parks. The program gives children with disabilities, and their families, free wellness programming all year long. Six sessions of the program will be offered in Cincinnati Parks. Each program begins with a pre-assessment by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital…

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Sign Up Now for be.well Adaptive Martial Arts

Person in a wheelchair does karate at the Smale Riverfront Park labyrinth

We are to be on the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital list of be.well program partners by sponsoring the program in Cincinnati Parks. With collaboration between parks, healthcare providers, and community partners, we are improving the lives of children and families who need it most. Part of Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s mission is to activate park spaces through…

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be.well With Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

BE.WELL PROGRAM WITH CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL This partnership with Children’s Hospital makes parks the prescription. Children with physical disabilities engage in 30% less physical activity than national fitness guidelines. The implications of not moving are serious and can negatively affect a child’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. To address this problem, be.well provides year-round seasonal programming to…

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BE.WELL ADAPTIVE RUNNING PROGRAM WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Three people stand proudly wearing shirts that say "fearless"

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) has announced its 2020 Annual Awards of Excellence winners. Cincinnati Parks Foundation won 1st Place in the Adaptive Programming category for the Spring be.well Adaptive Running Program! “Parks and recreation professionals throughout Ohio work every day to improve the quality of life of the people they serve,” said OPRA Executive Director Woody…

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BE.WELL HALLOWEEN HIKE FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES SPARKED JOY

A family with people using wheelchairs poses at the be.well Halloween Hike

The be.well Adaptive Hiking Program by Cincinnati Parks Foundation, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Luke5Adventures concluded with a costumed hike at Caldwell Nature Center. This 8-week hybrid program made hiking accessible in Cincinnati Parks across the city. Over 100 participants were given a Passport Book to earn prizes for visiting Cincinnati Parks, which they claimed at the Halloween Hike. “We are…

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BE.WELL SPRING PROGRAM WRAPS UP WITH A SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL RACE

A family and racer throwing their hands in the air with excitement at the be.well race at Smale Riverfront Park.

ADAPTIVE RUNNING PROGRAM The be.well Spring Adaptive Running Program in partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Fleet Feet, and Cincinnati Parks wrapped up over the weekend of August 1 with a virtual race. Participants and their families completed the 5K course at Smale Riverfront Park independently and were rewarded with medals, popsicles, and cheering from volunteers…

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BE.WELL PARTNERSHIP WITH CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

A boy in a wheelchair is joined on a walk by a group of smiling adults

Children with physical disabilities engage in 30% less physical activity than national fitness guidelines. They also spend double the amount of time in sedentary behavior relative to typically developing peers. The implications of not moving are serious and can negatively affect a child’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. To address this problem the Cincinnati Children’s…

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CPF Staff Award: Kate Gille Wins Forty Under 40

Kate Gille, Creative and Communications Director at Cincinnati Parks Foundation

The Cincinnati Business Courier named its Forty Under 40 class of 2022. The annual awards program recognizes young leaders and professionals from across Greater Cincinnati. Kate Gille, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s Creative and Communications Director, was selected as one of the 2022 honorees. About the Forty Under 40 Awards Each year, through an open nominations process,…

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