Cincinnati Parks Foundation Announces Winners of 2023 Phyllis W. Smale Award

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Cincinnati Parks Foundation presents the Phyllis W. Smale Award each year at the annual Hats Off Luncheon and recognizes outstanding achievement, inspiring leadership, exemplary service and creative vision in many areas related to horticulture and city beautification. This year, we are proud to recognize the Cincinnati Parks Riverfront Team for their dedication and hard work…

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The Healing Power of Nature with the Osher Center for Integrative Health at UC 

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Join the Osher Center for Integrative Health and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation for An Evening of Wellness in Nature at Ault Park on Thursday, September 7 from 4-7 p.m. This evening wellness retreat combines physical activity, social interaction, and exposure to nature and sunlight to help you harness the healing power of nature and invest in your well-being through a range of experiential sessions led by Osher Center practitioners including yoga, tai chi, mindful walking, and sound immersion. Register Now: An Evening of Wellness in Nature at Ault Park

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Glenway Park Update

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A Message from our friends at Santa Maria Community Services. At Santa Maria Community Services, we are so excited about the renovations at Glenway Park, which promises to bring positive changes to our community. The park had become overgrown with invasive species and is isolated from the rest of the neighborhood, which isn’t an attractive…

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Cincinnati Parks Foundation Sets Stage for Diverse Artists on the Riverfront Stage               

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he records will spin on The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park on Saturday, August 12, 2023 from noon until 11pm for the first annual DJ Festival. The Cincinnati Parks Foundation is proud to announce STEREO ‘23, a day-long festival at the John G. and Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park outdoor stage, celebrating both local and international DJs. 

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Rolling Through Summer at the Riverfront Rink

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A letter from Skatedowntown Cincinnati founder Morgan Rigaud. Let’s reflect on what we’ve accomplished together during June: Our month started strong with our indoor WakeNSkate session at the Over the Rhine Cincinnati Recreation Centers, which was a ball and gave us good momentum going to the City to ask for support for the outdoor Sawyer…

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Views, Brews & Thank Yous

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A thank you letter from Emerging Leaders Co-Chair, Megan Busam Wow! Where to start? Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Views and Brews event and helped us achieve our first ever SELLOUT! To be able to achieve this in my final year as Co-Chair of Emerging Leaders is something I am so proud…

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NEWS RELEASE: Cincinnati Tree Canopy is Growing Thanks to Grant from Arbor Day Foundation and Kimberly-Clark

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On May 25, Cincinnati Parks Foundation (CPF) will partner with Kimberly-Clark and the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 30 trees in the Roselawn Park in the Roselawn neighborhood of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Parks Foundation is on a mission to help enhance and improve Cincinnati Parks in all regions of the city, ensuring that these urban parks remain green, beautiful, and accessible to everyone. CPF is working with the Arbor Day Foundation, the world’s largest membership nonprofit dedicated to planting trees.

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