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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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Member of the Positive Vibe band playing at MLK Jr. Park Family Fun Day

Family Fun Days Kick off in Avondale with Juneteenth Celebration

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 18, 2022 / Comments Off on Family Fun Days Kick off in Avondale with Juneteenth Celebration

One of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s core pillars is activation. Parks are safer and the community is healthier when their neighborhood parks are programmed with FREE activities. This is why we are proud to partner with yoga studios, musicians, and other non-profits in Cincinnati to bring FREE family-friendly programs to you! This year, in a…

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Jennifer Spieser and kate Gille accepting Growing Abilities Award

CPF Honored with Growing Abilities Award for Inclusive Programming

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 17, 2022 / Comments Off on CPF Honored with Growing Abilities Award for Inclusive Programming

This spring, Cincinnati Parks Foundation was honored with the Growing Abilities Award from nonprofit organization Redwood. Redwood’s mission is to guide children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential by providing enriching educational, therapeutic, and vocational services. Redwood’s annual Celebration of Abilities Awards, recognizes people and organizations that…

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Cincinnati Parks Advisory Council event in Mt. Storm Park. Two people watching a play on stage in the park.

CPF Distributes First Round of CPAC Grants to Activate Parks

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 8, 2022 / Comments Off on CPF Distributes First Round of CPAC Grants to Activate Parks

In 2019, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation created a CPAC Grant Program to provide financial and logistical support to each Cincinnati Parks Advisory Council (CPAC) across the city. “We believe that the best people to program their own neighborhood park is the community members who live around and play in those parks. They understand their community’s wants and…

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Trail Fest in Mt. Airy Forest

Trail Fest Raised over $4,000 for the Cincinnati Parks Foundation

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 7, 2022 / Comments Off on Trail Fest Raised over $4,000 for the Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Nonprofit group Cincinnati Hikes partnered with Cincinnati Parks to present the FREE Trail Fest on June 5th, 2022 at Mt. Airy Forest. Over 1,200 people came out to celebrate nature and all Cincinnati has to offer the outdoor community. The event brought together the Cincinnati community and its many resources committed to education on recreating responsibly. The…

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Members in The Women's Committee of Cincinnati Parks at a Krohn Conservatory butterfly event.

Women’s Committee Event Brings Out Social Butterflies

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 7, 2022 / Comments Off on Women’s Committee Event Brings Out Social Butterflies

The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks is a dedicated group of nearly 900 park advocates. Their membership in the Women’s Committee supports Cincinnati Parks through advocacy and fundraising. On June 2, 2022, members were invited to attend a members-only “Butterflies After Dark” viewing of the Krohn Conservatory’s “Butterflies of the Nile” show. Over the course…

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Emerging Leaders and guests at Views and Brews

Emerging Leaders Raise $16K with Views and Brews Event

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / May 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Emerging Leaders Raise $16K with Views and Brews Event

The Views and Brews fundraising event, presented by the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s Emerging Leaders, returned this year after a two year hiatus. Guests spent the evening enjoying beautiful park views and sipping tasty craft brews all while benefiting Cincinnati Parks Foundation. Participation in the Emerging Leaders’ Views and Brews provides essential support towards our mission…

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