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A woman with her arms outstretched, doing yoga in the park.

DE-STRESS WITH WELLNESS CLASSES IN BURNET WOODS

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 31, 2020 / Comments Off on DE-STRESS WITH WELLNESS CLASSES IN BURNET WOODS

During these difficult and strange times, many are feeling some of the negative effects of social distancing. It can be hard to forgo the community events and indoor wellness classes we all once took for granted. Luckily, Cincinnati Parks remain places for respite and rejuvenation during these stressful times. This is one of the reasons…

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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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HOW TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE WHILE VISITING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / March 24, 2020 / Comments Off on HOW TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE WHILE VISITING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

During the “Stay At Home” order, many of Cincinnati Parks’ trails and open spaces can continue to be used in a safe manner that allows people to enjoy the health benefits these spaces provide. In all instances though, it is critical to follow Centers for Disease Control and general public health guidelines during the current pandemic. If you follow…

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Man outdoors with a face mask on.

WHAT THE OHIO “STAY AT HOME” ORDER MEANS FOR PARKS

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / March 22, 2020 / Comments Off on WHAT THE OHIO “STAY AT HOME” ORDER MEANS FOR PARKS

Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio will enter a period of “Stay At Home” as ordered by state Heath Department Director Amy Acton. The order requires that all Ohioans remain at home in effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect Monday, March 23 at 11:59 p.m. and remains in effect until April…

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People walking past blooming Magnolia trees

COVID-19 CAN’T CANCEL SPRING BLOOMS

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / March 18, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID-19 CAN’T CANCEL SPRING BLOOMS

We all can admit that this is an uneasy time. Schools are closed along with all of our favorite restaurants, gyms, and community centers. Due to orders from local and state governments, all social events are cancelled. However, it seems Mother Nature missed the “cancel everything” memo because spring blooms are proceeding as planned! Take some…

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A group of people doing yoga at the Burnet Woods Bandstand

NEW STEWARDS OF BURNET WOODS WELLNESS SERIES

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / February 27, 2020 / Comments Off on NEW STEWARDS OF BURNET WOODS WELLNESS SERIES

EDIT: Most are postponed through July 1, 2020. However, our Saturday Community Yoga class resumes June 20! Register to reserve your spot here: https://www.xn--hert-moa.com/world-peace-yoga/weekly-schedule/  Location: Burnet Woods Bandstand, 280 Burnet Woods Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45220  Please fill out a liability waiver form below before attending your first yoga session. The form can be found at: https://cincinnatiparksfoundation.org/programs/community-yoga-liability-waiver Part of…

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A senior couple sharing a kiss at sunset

FIVE VALENTINE’S DAY MAKE OUT SPOTS IN YOUR CINCINNATI PARKS ♥

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / February 7, 2020 / Comments Off on FIVE VALENTINE’S DAY MAKE OUT SPOTS IN YOUR CINCINNATI PARKS ♥

Valentine’s Day is almost here and love is in the air. We can’t think of a better place to steal a smooch from your sweetheart than in YOUR beautiful Cincinnati Parks! Here is a list of five unique spots, perfect for a romantic moment with your Valentine. MT. STORM TEMPLE OF LOVE | CLIFTON Have…

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Erin Morris and naturalists smiling and directing traffic at an event

STEPHENSON SISTERS’ SCHOLARSHIP FUND ESTABLISHED IN HONOR OF ERIN MORRIS

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / January 22, 2020 / Comments Off on STEPHENSON SISTERS’ SCHOLARSHIP FUND ESTABLISHED IN HONOR OF ERIN MORRIS

In December of 2019, Erin Morris, a long-time employee of Cincinnati Parks, officially retired. Erin was a dedicated public servant who worked in the Explore Nature! division, educating children and adults on the wonders of the natural world. Her retirement marked the end of a 32 year career with Cincinnati Parks. Throughout her tenure, Erin was a…

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Dave Gamstetter holding a freshly planted tree

New Gamstetter Grove In Burnet Woods

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / December 16, 2019 / Comments Off on New Gamstetter Grove In Burnet Woods

This year we dedicated the Gamstetter Grove in Burnet Woods in honor of the recently retired Cincinnati Parks Head of Urban Forestry, Dave Gamstetter. Dave was a dedicated public servant who spent 30 years making Cincinnati greener. Over his tenure, Dave oversaw the planting of roughly 50,000 trees in the city. The Gamstetter Grove is carefully designed in…

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