obLITTERate Litter in Parks

Large group of people posing with obLITTERator shirts and bags of trash

The Cincinnati Parks Foundation obLITTERators is back at it again this year. We’re rolling up our sleeves and mobilizing our volunteers to keep our Cincinnati Parks clean. Become an obLITTERator and join us each month as we travel from park to park spending two hours picking up litter. Last year, we removed nearly 5,000 pounds of trash from our parks and greenspaces. Together with the team at Cincinnati Parks, our board of directors, our volunteers and YOU, we’re prepared to do even more.  

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Love in Cincinnati Parks

A bride and groom kissing on a wooded path

We all love Cincinnati Parks. But this time of year, it’s fun to hear stories about those who found love in our Parks. We’re sharing with you a few stories we uncovered. Because who doesn’t love a good love story–especially today.

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Keep Rolling. . .

Woman in bright clothing on roller skates on a sidewalk in front of the river

Your social media feed may now be filled with roller skating routines, but the athletic art form has long been an important part of Black culture. As we recognize Black History Month, our current project to renovate the Sawyer Point outdoor roller rink, which, once completed, will be one of the largest outdoor rinks in the country, has more meaning. Roller rinks have long been a place for entertainment and socialization and a place for Black artists and musicians to perform and showcase their talents. The love of roller skating is passed down through generations. 

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CPF Board Tours Cincy Parks

People dressed in winter coats gather in front of limestone steps.

Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Cincinnati Parks welcomed new members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors to a day-long bus tour of Cincinnati Parks, led by CPF’s Executive Director, Jennifer Spieser, and Park’s Director, Jason Barron, highlighting opportunities for the two organizations to work together to improve our parks. The tour of Cincinnati Parks included all…

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Volunteering in Our Parks

Man kneeling to pick up trash in the woods

Our parks were filled with volunteers this past weekend through Monday for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you to the nearly 300 volunteers over the weekend –and the 160 on Monday alone, who worked in seven parks throughout the city.

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Resolve for Wellness in Cincinnati Parks This Year

A group of people posing for a picture in the woods

January is a time for resolutions and pledges to new habits in the new year.  It’s no secret that many will flock to the gym floor and crowd fitness classes as part of a commitment to improved health as we turn the calendar page to 2023. According to a CBS News poll, the most popular resolutions for the new year typically involve improving health and physical fitness. However, a new poll from Forbes Health found that more and more people are resolving to focus on their mental health, with more than half of respondents between the ages of 26 and 41 looking to improve their mental health in 2023. Although there are numerous resources for both physical and mental health, it’s likely you have access to something that can help you fulfill those new year’s resolutions within steps of your front door–a Cincinnati Park! 

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The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks Gathers for Holiday Greenery

A group of women holding flower arrangements that they created

The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks recently gathered for their annual Greens Workshop. Members are invited to bring their containers, clippers, garden gloves, and creative ideas and gather for an evening of togetherness and fun as they create seasonal centerpieces. The workshop is led by Cincinnati Parks Foundation Engagement Coordinator, Emily Parker, who brings her…

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Lindsay Wilhelm Joins the Cincinnati Parks Foundation Team

Lindsay Wilhelm is the new Director of Development for the Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Lindsay Wilhelm has joined the Cincinnati Parks Foundation as the organization’s new Director of Development. A volunteer within several non-profits around the city, Wilhem served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors from 2010-2019. She brings her career experience as a Vice President of Marketing and Development for local and minority construction firm, D.A.G. Construction, to grow the impact of the Foundation both within the city boundaries and reputationally within the national landscape, because of its innovative programs that reignite interest in parks around the country.

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