Fundraising

SMALE EXPANSION PHASE 1 COMING THIS SPRING

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / February 22, 2021 /

The John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park is a now famous 23-acre park along the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati that serves over 5 MILLION…

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Welcome To Our Newest Board Members

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / January 15, 2021 /

We would like to welcome the newest members of our Board of Directors. With their leadership we will be able to renovate greenspaces, restore trails, plant hundreds of trees, replace…

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EZZARD CHARLES FUNDRAISING KNOCKED OUT

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / January 6, 2021 /

Cincinnati Parks Foundation is delighted to announce that the Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation KNOCKED OUT the fundraising dollars needed to complete the Ezzard Charles statue at Laurel…

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DUKE ENERGY FOUNDATION AWARDS $15,000 GRANT

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 30, 2020 /

Duke Energy has long been a supporter of Cincinnati’s neighborhood parks.  Over the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s history, their organization has contributed nearly $1M to support our mission-driven work in the…

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Members of Dynegy and Cincinnati Parks accept the grant to purchase 50 trees for Mt. Airy Forest Arboretum

DYNEGY DONATES 50 TREES TO REFOREST MT. AIRY ARBORETUM

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 29, 2020 /

Dynegy has donated 50 trees as part of ongoing reforestation efforts at Mt. Airy Forest’s historic Arboretum. This latest gift from Dynegy comes on the heels of the 60 trees the…

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CINCINNATI PARKS FOUNDATION EARNS 2020 PLATINUM SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 20, 2020 /

This fall, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation (CPF) earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar. Valuing transparency, we are sharing information that help…

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Three people posing with the Ezzard Charles statue

PARKS DIRECTOR VISITS EZZARD CHARLES STATUE

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 8, 2020 /

In celebration of Cincinnati’s Ezzard Charles Day on October 6th, Cincinnati Parks Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Spieser and Cincinnati Parks Director Kara Kish visited sculptor John Hebenstreit for a look…

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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 /

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.…

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A group of volunteers wearing Ezz Fest t-shirts pose for a group photo

THE EZZARD CHARLES STATUE IS IGNITING THE COMMUNITY

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / September 3, 2020 /

Cincinnati Parks Foundation is currently fundraising to build a statue of boxer and West End hero Ezzard Charles. The bronze statue will stand prominently within a newly constructed plaza in…

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A group of people having a picnic in Smale Riverfront Park

HATS OFF LUNCHEON GOES VIRTUAL

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 3, 2020 /

Based on the best information currently available regarding public health, and on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Cincinnati Parks Foundation is pivoting this year’s…

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