CPF Partners with Community Organization Aimed at Stopping Gun Violence

Reach a Youth Teach a Youth with Stephan Pryor in Eden Parkrk

Gun violence and declining mental health are on the rise, presenting major problems for the community. Luckily there are local organizations that are taking a creative approach to mentoring youth, promoting de-escalation techniques, and hosting community building events to stop gun violence in Cincinnati. One organization is Reach A Youth Teach A Youth, founded by…

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Hats Off Luncheon Returns In-Person on October 7th

Hats Off Luncheon in 2019

Hold on to your hats because the 16th annual Hats Off Luncheon is set to be an unforgettable afternoon of festivities, fun — and fundraising — all set to make an impact on the grounds that make Cincinnati’s communities great: Cincinnati Parks. Presented by The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks, the Hats Off Luncheon is…

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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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CPF Distributes First Round of CPAC Grants to Activate Parks

Cincinnati Parks Advisory Council event in Mt. Storm Park. Two people watching a play on stage in the park.

In 2019, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation created a CPAC Grant Program to provide financial and logistical support to each Cincinnati Parks Advisory Council (CPAC) across the city. “We believe that the best people to program their own neighborhood park is the community members who live around and play in those parks. They understand their community’s wants and…

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Women’s Committee Event Brings Out Social Butterflies

Members in The Women's Committee of Cincinnati Parks at a Krohn Conservatory butterfly event.

The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks is a dedicated group of nearly 900 park advocates. Their membership in the Women’s Committee supports Cincinnati Parks through advocacy and fundraising. On June 2, 2022, members were invited to attend a members-only “Butterflies After Dark” viewing of the Krohn Conservatory’s “Butterflies of the Nile” show. Over the course…

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obLITTERators Remove 65 Bags of Trash From Mt. Airy

Piles of litter in trash bags by the Mt. Airy Sign

We can’t help but notice the explosion of litter across the city. In an effort to be part of the solution, Cincinnati Parks Foundation created the “obLITTERators” monthly volunteer outing sfor litter removal within Cincinnati Parks. The program kicked off on April 30th in Mt. Airy Forest. The second event on May 25th picked up…

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Emerging Leaders Raise $16K with Views and Brews Event

Emerging Leaders and guests at Views and Brews

The Views and Brews fundraising event, presented by the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s Emerging Leaders, returned this year after a two year hiatus. Guests spent the evening enjoying beautiful park views and sipping tasty craft brews all while benefiting Cincinnati Parks Foundation. Participation in the Emerging Leaders’ Views and Brews provides essential support towards our mission…

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Trail Fest Benefits Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Person hiking for Cincinnati Trail Fest

Nonprofit group Cincinnati Hikes is partnering with Cincinnati Parks to present the FREE Trail Fest on June 5th, 2022 at Mt. Airy Forest! Trail Fest’s mission is to celebrate the city’s nature and all it has to offer. The event will bring together the Cincinnati community and its many resources committed to education on recreating…

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