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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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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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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CPF Honored with Growing Abilities Award for Inclusive Programming

Jennifer Spieser and kate Gille accepting Growing Abilities Award

This spring, Cincinnati Parks Foundation was honored with the Growing Abilities Award from nonprofit organization Redwood. Redwood’s mission is to guide children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential by providing enriching educational, therapeutic, and vocational services. Redwood’s annual Celebration of Abilities Awards, recognizes people and organizations that…

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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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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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Accessible Hiking Grows Across the Country

The Luke5Adventures partnership with Cincinnati Parks Foundation helps people with disabilities explore our parks with all-terrain wheelchairs.

Looks like we’re on to something. This past weekend, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation team celebrated another successful season of accessible hiking with our partners at Luke5Adventures, a group that organizes regular hikes with their all-terrain wheelchair called a Rosie Chair. Through our partnership with Luke5, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation offers an accessible hiking program, Everybody…

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City Council Recognizes Jennifer Spieser for Women’s History Month

Jennifer with City Council and Park Board members in City Hall

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Cincinnati Parks Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Hafner Spieser received recognition from Mayor Aftab Pureval and Cincinnati City Council. Recommended through the office of Councilmember Mark Jeffreys, Jennifer received an official recognition resolution “for Women’s History Month 2022, when the City celebrates women who are making history while bringing national attention…

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