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MadTree Brewing volunteers planting trees in Inwood Park near the PNC Grow Up Great Playground

MadTree Plants 40 Trees at Inwood Park

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 1, 2021 / Comments Off on MadTree Plants 40 Trees at Inwood Park

Inwood Park in Mt. Auburn is a priority park identified in the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s Neighborhood Parks Campaign. Earlier this year, in partnership with CPF, Cincinnati Parks and PNC Bank, the new universally accessible PNC Grow Up Great Playground was dedicated. Inwood Park just received another upgrade thanks to a special partnership with MadTree Brewing.…

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Groundbreaking in Laurel Park for Ezzard Charles Statue

Community Breaks Ground in Laurel Park

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Community Breaks Ground in Laurel Park

On Saturday, October 9, 2021 the West End community celebrated the official groundbreaking for the Ezzard Charles statue in Laurel Park. This statue and plaza will honor the life and legacy of World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and favorite son of Cincinnati’s West End, Ezzard Charles and will be erected in 2022. Following the groundbreaking ceremony, all enjoyed…

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A group of women at the 15th Annual Hats Off Luncheon

Hats Off Raises Over $488,000

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Hats Off Raises Over $488,000

The Hats Off Luncheon presented by the Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks, is the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year. The Luncheon fundraising ensures the Foundation can continue to fulfill its mission of improving Cincinnati’s neighborhood parks. The fundraiser supports the main initiatives of the Foundation, including conservation, activation, and advocacy. Proceeds…

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The new sculpture in Ault Park with Artist Marjorie Pease Applegate and Ellen Sole

New Artwork Added to Ault Park Gardens

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 5, 2021 / Comments Off on New Artwork Added to Ault Park Gardens

A new piece of stone sculpture artwork by Marjorie Pease Applegate has been added to the Ault Park Gardens. This piece is part of a series of works by Applegate within Eden Park, Cincinnati Art Museum, and others at Northern Kentucky University, The Village of Indian Hill, the Cincinnati Nature Center, Spring Grove Cemetery, Seven…

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Mary Jo Bazeley

Honoring Mary Jo Bazeley with the Phyllis W. Smale Award

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / September 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Honoring Mary Jo Bazeley with the Phyllis W. Smale Award

Each year, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation presents the Phyllis W. Smale Award at the Hats Off Luncheon to recognize outstanding achievement, inspiring leadership, exemplary service, and creative vision in many areas related to horticulture and city beautification. In recognition of her many years of passionate volunteerism for Cincinnati Parks, this year’s award is given to…

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Jennifer Spieser and Kara Kish at a Cincinnati Parks Event

Ascending Women Speaker Series

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / September 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Ascending Women Speaker Series

Jennifer H. Spieser, Executive Director of Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Kara Kish, Director of Cincinnati Parks are speaking at the third event in MadTree Brewing’s Ascending Women Series. Their talk will explore the importance of urban greenspaces and urban canopy for cities, and what the parks are doing to positively impact the environment and community.…

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Two people at Ezz Fest in laurel park

Ezz Fest and Groundbreaking at Laurel Park

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / September 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Ezz Fest and Groundbreaking at Laurel Park

On Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10am, all are invited to join in celebration of the official groundbreaking for the Ezzard Charles statue honoring the life and legacy of World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and favorite son of Cincinnati’s West End. The statue and plaza is to be erected and dedicated in Laurel Park in 2022.…

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Ribbon cutting of the PNC Grow Up Great Playground in Inwood Park

PNC Grow Up Great Playground Officially Opens

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 11, 2021 / Comments Off on PNC Grow Up Great Playground Officially Opens

Cincinnati Parks and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation officially dedicated the Inwood Park PNC Grow Up Great® Playground at a ceremony on August 10th. The new playground, located on the circle drive of Wellington Place in the Mount Auburn neighborhood, is now the largest play area in any Cincinnati Park. It features fun and challenging play…

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Family Canoeing at a Cincinnati parks Advisory Council event in the park

Second Round of CPAC Grant Recipients Awarded

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Second Round of CPAC Grant Recipients Awarded

In 2019, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation created a CPAC Grant Program to provide financial and logistical support to each 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 needs the…

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Hip hop dancers with Dayron Contemporary Dance Company

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company comes to Cincinnati Parks

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Dayton Contemporary Dance Company comes to Cincinnati Parks

The Cincinnati Parks Foundation is proud to bring the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) to the stage at the P&G Pavilion in Sawyer Point on August 18th (7 p.m.) for a FREE, live, outdoor performance! Over the course of the evening, enjoy the dynamic movements of DCDC dancers as they perform a variety of works…

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