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An Attitude of Gratitude in Cincinnati Parks

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 21, 2022 /

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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Capitoline Wolf statue in Eden Park

Fundraising Progress for the Capitoline Wolf Statue

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Fundraising Progress for the Capitoline Wolf Statue

The Capitoline Wolf statue will soon be restored to Eden Park. Read more about our efforts that cross the ocean and how you can help. Art is not just something to be enjoyed in a museum. In Cincinnati, art is everywhere, from the murals (link to artworks) on the sides of our buildings to the…

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Sawyer Point Pickleball courts after renovations

Sawyer Point Pickleball Courts Grand Opening

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Sawyer Point Pickleball Courts Grand Opening

 Join City leaders, Parks officials and pickleball enthusiasts for a short program followed by a ribbon cutting to officially open the new pickleball and tennis facility along Cincinnati’s riverfront on September 9 at 9am. Check out the newly renovated Sawyer Point Courts to incorporate brand new pickleball courts, a new state of the art surface,…

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Capitoline Wolf statue in Eden Park

Planning begins for Capitoline Wolf restoration in Eden Park

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Planning begins for Capitoline Wolf restoration in Eden Park

Cincinnati Parks is pleased to report efforts are underway to replace the Capitoline Wolf Statue right back to its home within Cincinnati’s storied Eden Park. The statue was vandalized and stolen in June of this year. After the tragic theft, Cincinnati Parks was overwhelmed with calls and messages from frustrated citizens offering their support in…

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

Laurel Park Renamed Ezzard Charles Park

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 18, 2022 / Comments Off on Laurel Park Renamed 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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Banner for Ezz Fest

5th Annual Ezz Fest on October 1

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 15, 2022 / Comments Off on 5th Annual Ezz Fest on October 1

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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Kate Gille, Creative and Communications Director at Cincinnati Parks Foundation

CPF Staff Award: Kate Gille Wins Forty Under 40

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / July 21, 2022 / Comments Off on CPF Staff Award: Kate Gille Wins Forty Under 40

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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Green Team for Groundwork ORV in Mt. Airy Forest

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

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / July 20, 2022 / Comments Off on CPF Supporting Groundwork ORV’s ‘Boots on the Ground’

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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Two pairs of roller skates

New Skating Series is Rolling into Sawyer Point

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / July 18, 2022 / Comments Off on New Skating Series is Rolling into Sawyer Point

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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Reach a Youth Teach a Youth with Stephan Pryor in Eden Parkrk

CPF Partners with Community Organization Aimed at Stopping Gun Violence

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 21, 2022 / Comments Off on CPF Partners with Community Organization Aimed at Stopping Gun Violence

Gun violence and declining mental health are on the rise, presenting major problems for the community. Luckily there are local organizations that are taking a creative approach to mentoring youth, promoting de-escalation techniques, and hosting community building events to stop gun violence in Cincinnati. One organization is Reach A Youth Teach A Youth, founded by…

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