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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An Attitude of Gratitude in Cincinnati Parks

As we enter Thanksgiving week, it’s time to recognize the gratitude in our attitudes. There’s so much to be thankful for in our Cincinnati Parks. We are sharing a few things we are most grateful for this season. I’m so thankful to have an incredible park and playground within walking distance from our house where…

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Obliterating Litter in Your Cincinnati Parks

Women holding green bucket and a stick removing litter from a roadside in a park

Cincinnati Parks Foundation volunteers get their hands dirty. Each month, a dedicated group of volunteers gathers at parks around Cincinnati to remove litter. The Cincinnati Parks Foundation provides the tools and our volunteers provide the fun. Together, we’ve made quite an impact. Our 75+ volunteers removed over 300 bags of garbage throughout our nine events.…

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Accessible Hiking Grows Across the Country

The Luke5Adventures partnership with Cincinnati Parks Foundation helps people with disabilities explore our parks with all-terrain wheelchairs.

Looks like we’re on to something. This past weekend, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation team celebrated another successful season of accessible hiking with our partners at Luke5Adventures, a group that organizes regular hikes with their all-terrain wheelchair called a Rosie Chair. Through our partnership with Luke5, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation offers an accessible hiking program, Everybody…

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