Fundraising

People playing Pickleball at Sawyer Point

Grassroots Fundraisers Rally for Pickleball Renovations

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / January 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Grassroots Fundraisers Rally for Pickleball Renovations

Pickleball is a wildly popular sport sweeping the nation. It inspires comparisons to badminton, ping pong, and tennis. Played as doubles on a badminton-size court (1/3 the size of a traditional tennis court), players strategically hit a light plastic ball over a net. The Economist has named pickleball as the “fastest growing sport in America,”…

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Cincinnati Parks Foundation Board of Directors and staff in Cincinnati parks

Welcome to our New Board Members for 2022

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / December 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Welcome to our New Board Members for 2022

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, and more this year! Our volunteer Board consists of diverse community leaders who share their talents, professional expertise, and passion to improve the City of Cincinnati’s…

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Beautiful blooming cherry tree within Cincinnati Parks

Year in Review: 2021 Mission Moments

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / December 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Year in Review: 2021 Mission Moments

This year a lot has been happening in Cincinnati Parks across the city. From free community wellness events to ribbon cuttings on new expansions, the bustle of activity has kept pace all year. Aside from the AMAZING team of hard-working individuals at the Cincinnati Park Board, our team has played a major role in the…

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A family of women in the Smale Riverfront Park Women's Committee Garden

Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks Membership Reopens

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks Membership Reopens

The Cincinnati Parks Foundation is absolutely delighted to reopen the opportunity to join The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks! The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks is a fierce group of civic-minded leaders who started a movement to transform Cincinnati’s riverfront. The Founding Women’s Committee members spearheaded private fundraising to support the development of Smale Riverfront…

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Smale Riverfront park

Numerous Accolades Prove CPF is an Organization You Can Trust

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Numerous Accolades Prove CPF is an Organization You Can Trust

Nonprofit organizations rely on the public’s trust to do their work. That is why it is so important that charitable nonprofits continuously earn the public’s trust through their commitment to ethical principles, transparency and accountability. We are proud to be one such charitable nonprofit doing good work in Cincinnati. All around the city, CPF plays…

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People in voter booths, to illustrate the voters for the Great parks of Hamilton County levy

What does the Great Parks of Hamilton County levy mean for Cincinnati Parks?

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 8, 2021 / Comments Off on What does the Great Parks of Hamilton County levy mean for Cincinnati Parks?

On the November 2021 ballot, voters approved Issue 29 (also called Great Parks of Hamilton County levy), a 10-year tax levy which funds Great Parks of Hamilton County. This is a great “win” for the Greater Cincinnati community—quality parks and greenspaces are fundamental assets which sustain healthy, equitable, and resilient communities! Every dollar invested in parks…

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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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Charity Navigator logo over photo of Cincinnati Park

CPF Again Receives Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / September 3, 2021 / Comments Off on CPF Again Receives Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating

We are thrilled to announce that the Cincinnati Parks Foundation has again received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator! Charity Navigator evaluates nonprofits based on their “Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency.” This is Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating and indicates our organization “adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.” Attaining…

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Hats Off Luncheon Chairs in Eden Park

Get Your Tickets for the Hats Off Luncheon

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Get Your Tickets for the Hats Off Luncheon

Step back in time to the rise of Art Deco — famous for roaring 20’s parties, bootleggers, wildly popular jazz music, and much more. Many of Cincinnati’s most iconic buildings and parks were designed and constructed in this time including Carew Tower, Union Terminal, and Eden Park’s Krohn Conservatory. The sleek, geometric lines that are…

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An illustration of a park

SMALE EXPANSION PHASE 1 COMING THIS SPRING

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / February 22, 2021 / Comments Off on SMALE EXPANSION PHASE 1 COMING THIS SPRING

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 visitors per year. Cincinnati Parks Foundation raised $40 million dollars which supported the planning and development of the park. The initial construction transformed parking lots…

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