New Inwood Park Playground Will Be an Inclusive Wonderland

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Rendering of children playing in playground playhouses and jumping pads.
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. This grant was awarded as part of the 15th anniversary celebration of PNC Grow Up Great®, a bilingual, $500 million, multi-year initiative which helps prepare children …

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The Ezzard Charles Statue is Igniting the Community

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A group of volunteers wearing Ezz Fest t-shirts pose for a group photo
Pictured above: Ezz Fest volunteers in 2018. 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 Laurel Park. Local artist John Hebenstreit—previously selected to create the Black Brigade monument at the John G. & …

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De-Stress with Wellness Classes in Burnet Woods

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A group of people practicing yoga in front of the Burnet Woods Bandstand
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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Revitalization for Hyde Park Square’s Island Park

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Park users sitting on benches in Hyde Park Square Park
Hyde Park Square features a lovely island park, filled with benches and greenspace. It is a popular place where the community congregates and enjoys the outdoors. This spring, the Cincinnati Park Board, Cincinnati Parks Foundation, and private donors funded the renovation of the Center Island Park in Hyde Park Square. Although some progress was slowed …

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be.well Spring Program Wraps Up With a Successful Virtual Race

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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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