Accessibility

Person in a wheelchair does karate at the Smale Riverfront Park labyrinth

Sign Up Now for be.well Adaptive Martial Arts

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / May 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Sign Up Now for be.well Adaptive Martial Arts

We are to be on the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital list of be.well program partners by sponsoring the program in Cincinnati Parks. With collaboration between parks, healthcare providers, and community partners, we are improving the lives of children and families who need it most. Part of Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s mission is to activate park spaces through…

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People doing free Cincinnati Yoga at a free wellnes program from Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Tons of FREE Wellness Programs for YOU

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / April 23, 2021 / Comments Off on Tons of FREE Wellness Programs for YOU

We are proud to partner with yoga studios, personal instructors, and other non-profits in Cincinnati to bring FREE wellness programs to you! You can enjoy a variety of classes from yoga, meditation, martial arts, dancing, and more. Below is a list of current programs happening in Cincinnati Parks in neighborhoods across the city. Please sign…

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TOM JONES COMMONS WILL OPEN THIS SPRING

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / January 15, 2021 / Comments Off on TOM JONES COMMONS WILL OPEN THIS SPRING

If you have visited Eden Park this winter you may have noticed gates and construction in the lower reservoir. We are pleased to say that this construction is for the Tom Jones Commons which is expected to be completed in the spring. The Tom Jones Commons will include a walking loop, improved landscaping, trees, and connectivity from…

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Three people stand proudly wearing shirts that say "fearless"

BE.WELL ADAPTIVE RUNNING PROGRAM WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 20, 2020 / Comments Off on BE.WELL ADAPTIVE RUNNING PROGRAM WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) has announced its 2020 Annual Awards of Excellence winners. Cincinnati Parks Foundation won 1st Place in the Adaptive Programming category for the Spring be.well Adaptive Running Program! “Parks and recreation professionals throughout Ohio work every day to improve the quality of life of the people they serve,” said OPRA Executive Director Woody…

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A family with people using wheelchairs poses at the be.well Halloween Hike

BE.WELL HALLOWEEN HIKE FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES SPARKED JOY

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 1, 2020 / Comments Off on BE.WELL HALLOWEEN HIKE FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES SPARKED JOY

The be.well Adaptive Hiking Program by Cincinnati Parks Foundation, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Luke5Adventures concluded with a costumed hike at Caldwell Nature Center. This 8-week hybrid program made hiking accessible in Cincinnati Parks across the city. Over 100 participants were given a Passport Book to earn prizes for visiting Cincinnati Parks, which they claimed at the Halloween Hike. “We are…

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Rendering of children playing in playground playhouses and jumping pads.

NEW INWOOD PARK PLAYGROUND WILL BE AN INCLUSIVE WONDERLAND

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / September 23, 2020 / Comments Off on NEW INWOOD PARK PLAYGROUND WILL BE AN INCLUSIVE WONDERLAND

As part of our Neighborhood Parks Campaign, in 2019 Cincinnati Parks Foundation received a $150,000 grant from the PNC Foundation for Cincinnati Parks to replace a 20-year old playground at Inwood Park. This grant was awarded as part of the 15th anniversary celebration of PNC Grow Up Great®, a bilingual, $500 million, multi-year initiative which helps prepare children for…

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People sitting in Hyde Park Square

REVITALIZATION FOR HYDE PARK SQUARE’S ISLAND PARK

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 7, 2020 / Comments Off on REVITALIZATION FOR HYDE PARK SQUARE’S ISLAND PARK

Hyde Park Square features a lovely island park, filled with benches and greenspace. It is a popular place where the community congregates and enjoys the outdoors. This spring, the Cincinnati Park Board, Cincinnati Parks Foundation, and private donors funded the renovation of the Center Island Park in Hyde Park Square. Although some progress was slowed…

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A family and racer throwing their hands in the air with excitement at the be.well race at Smale Riverfront Park.

BE.WELL SPRING PROGRAM WRAPS UP WITH A SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL RACE

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 5, 2020 / Comments Off on BE.WELL SPRING PROGRAM WRAPS UP WITH A SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL RACE

ADAPTIVE RUNNING PROGRAM The be.well Spring Adaptive Running Program in partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Fleet Feet, and Cincinnati Parks wrapped up over the weekend of August 1 with a virtual race. Participants and their families completed the 5K course at Smale Riverfront Park independently and were rewarded with medals, popsicles, and cheering from volunteers…

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Three people stand proudly wearing shirts that say "fearless"

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF ADA THROUGH OUR ADAPTIVE WELLNESS PROGRAM

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 29, 2020 / Comments Off on CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF ADA THROUGH OUR ADAPTIVE WELLNESS PROGRAM

This week, our nation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA protects people with disabilities against discrimination and ensures their participation in employment, public services, and more. The celebration of this law’s passage falls in the same week as the conclusion of our be.well adaptive running program. The be.well program…

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A boy in a wheelchair is joined on a walk by a group of smiling adults

BE.WELL PARTNERSHIP WITH CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / March 10, 2020 / Comments Off on BE.WELL PARTNERSHIP WITH CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Children with physical disabilities engage in 30% less physical activity than national fitness guidelines. They also spend double the amount of time in sedentary behavior relative to typically developing peers. The implications of not moving are serious and can negatively affect a child’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. To address this problem the Cincinnati Children’s…

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