What the Ohio “Stay At Home” Order Means for Parks

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A woman holding her dog while in a park
Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio will enter a period of “Stay At Home” as ordered by state Heath Department Director Amy Acton. The order requires that all Ohioans remain at home in effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect Monday, March 23 at 11:59 p.m. and remains in effect …

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COVID-19 Can’t Cancel Spring Blooms

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People walking under blooming magnolia trees
We all can admit that this is an uneasy time. Schools are closed along with all of our favorite restaurants, gyms, and community centers. Due to orders from local and state governments, all social events are cancelled. However, it seems Mother Nature missed the “cancel everything” memo because spring blooms are proceeding as planned! Take …

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Our COVID-19 Event Preparedness Plan

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Someone washing their hands.
Given the rapid and unprecedented spread of COVID-19 throughout the country, including Ohio, we are monitoring the developing situation closely using information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On March 12, Governor DeWine announced that the State of Ohio is banning all large events (over 100 people). We are tracking how this …

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Be.Well Partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

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A group of men and two boys on a run in Be.Well t-shirts
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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Tell us YOUR Parks Story and WIN

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A couple enjoying a concert at Burnet Woods Bandstand
We all have a story to tell about the wonderful parks around our city. Parks are the last truly democratic spaces, shared by all. Do you have a special memory in Cincinnati Parks? A special family tradition? Tell us! We are currently seeking stories from park users around the city. In a few sentences to …

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