Laurel Park Renamed Ezzard Charles Park

Laurel Park sign, whcih is to be changed to Ezzard Charles Park

After receiving a request from the community, the Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners voted affirmatively to rename Laurel Park to Ezzard Charles Park. The West End Community Council voted unanimously in support of the change, submitting a letter of support to the Cincinnati Park Board commissioners. Additionally, Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses and community advocates Stephan…

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5th Annual Ezz Fest on October 1

Banner for Ezz Fest

Cincinnati Parks Foundation and 7 Hills Neighborhood Houses invite all to attend the 5th Annual Ezz Fest in Laurel Park on October 1 from 10am to 3pm! This year’s festivities include the reveal and dedication of the new Ezzard Charles statue and plaza. Other activities include a 5-mile race, community parade, live music, vendors, face…

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Construction Begins in Laurel Park

Rendering of the Ezzard Charles Statue Plaza in Laurel park

After a long road of careful planning, gathering community feedback, fundraising, and overcoming pandemic delays, the statue of Ezzard Charles in Laurel Park is finally becoming a reality. This week, construction begins in the park. “It’s taken a long time. Certainly, the pandemic had something to do with it, and also just because that the…

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2022 Fall ReLeaf Program Opens Soon

For the last 35 years, Cincinnati Parks’ Fall ReLeaf Program has given away over 20,000 free trees to Cincinnati residents. Since 1995, CPF has provided more than $350,000 in support of the program. Thanks to the additional support of MadTree Brewing and Dynegy, Cincinnati property owners can get a free tree to plant in their…

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CPF Staff Award: Kate Gille Wins Forty Under 40

Kate Gille, Creative and Communications Director at Cincinnati Parks Foundation

The Cincinnati Business Courier named its Forty Under 40 class of 2022. The annual awards program recognizes young leaders and professionals from across Greater Cincinnati. Kate Gille, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s Creative and Communications Director, was selected as one of the 2022 honorees. About the Forty Under 40 Awards Each year, through an open nominations process,…

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CPF Supporting Groundwork ORV’s ‘Boots on the Ground’

Green Team for Groundwork ORV in Mt. Airy Forest

Green Team in Cincinnati Parks Each year, the Groundwork Ohio River Valley (ORV) Green Team works on conservation projects within Cincinnati Parks. This year the Cincinnati Parks Foundation supported their “boots on the ground” with nearly $3,500. These funds purchased each team member work-ready hiking boots to wear on the job and beyond. About Groundwork…

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New Skating Series is Rolling into Sawyer Point

Two pairs of roller skates

Grab your roller skates and head downtown for the Sunset Skate at Sawyer Point series! You’ll enjoy the waterfront breeze as you skate Cincinnati’s largest roller rink. Meet new friends, exercise, and enjoy a beer or ice cream while you watch the sun go down. The Sunset Skate at Sawyer Point series is bringing roller…

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Helping Youth ‘Explore Nature’ in Cincinnati Parks

A child touch a snake that a Cincinnati Parks Explore Nature naturalist is holding

Cincinnati Parks’ “Explore Nature!” programs educate and excite people of all ages about the natural and historical resources in Cincinnati Parks. These programs include summer camps for children, wildflower hikes, animal encounters, and more. The Cincinnati Parks Foundation is proud to support these programs in a variety of ways. In the last five years, the Foundation…

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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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