Bringing communities together,

parks are for everyone

Remembering Cathy Smale Caldemeyer

It is with heavy hearts that we remember our former board president, volunteer, supporter, and friend, Cathy Caldemeyer.

We are mission-driven

Focusing on these core pillars, our mission is to improve and enhance YOUR Cincinnati Parks.

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Conservation

We support conservation efforts across the city in neighborhood parks and greenspaces. By helping to plant thousands of trees and remove invasive species, we help protect YOUR Parks' natural assets.

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Activation

We sponsor free and unique programming which activate neighborhood parks across the city. From family-friendly festivals, to concerts, to group wellness classes, we are getting folx of all abilities active outdoors.

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Enhancement 

Through restoration of existing assets and the addition of brand new improvements, our work supports the overall enhancement of Cincinnati Parks. We help to build playgrounds, restore trails, and much more.

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Advocacy

We build powerful relationships with communities, volunteers, City leaders, and private or public organizations. Leveraging our connections, we advocate and fundraise on behalf of Cincinnati Parks.

IMPROVING NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

We support enhancements across the city in neighborhood parks and greenspaces. From helping to plant thousands of trees to building new playgrounds, we help improve YOUR Cincinnati Parks.

We are proud to be the official philanthropic partner of Cincinnati Parks. Our work has been mission-driven since 1995 with a commitment to supporting the conservation and enhancement of Cincinnati’s parks and greenspaces. When you invest in our most treasured public asset—our parks—you are making an impact for generations to come.

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TOGETHER, WE ARE MAKING AN IMPACT

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Over 100 Board members have volunteered in the Foundation’s history to lead our organization to raise over $100MM for various Cincinnati Park projects. Each year, many generous donors make a commitment to giving financially to Parks, which is a gift that benefits the entire community.

SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

Your support helps improve and conserve these treasured public parks and greenspaces.

From removing invasive species to restoring trails or creating accessible programming, your investment makes an impact.

More than just a gathering, The Hats Off Luncheon charts the course for a year of mission-driven dynamism in Cincinnati Parks. Cincinnati Parks spans all 52 neighbors, and we want you to explore them all. 

The proceeds from the annual Hats Off Luncheon, our largest fundraiser, allow us to impact our parks significantly. With your help, we can truly do more. Cincinnati Parks Foundation has invested over $100 million in Cincinnati Parks to conserve, create, and connect in Cincinnati's Parks and green spaces.

Thanks to all who attended our 2023 event and experienced the art of nature. Plans for our 2024 event are already underway. You can help us do more in Cincinnati Parks by sponsoring the 2024 Hats Off Luncheon, scheduled for Friday, October 4. Click the button below for more details.

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