Park Improvements

Capitoline Wolf statue in Eden Park

Fundraising Progress for the Capitoline Wolf Statue

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Fundraising Progress for the Capitoline Wolf Statue

The Capitoline Wolf statue will soon be restored to Eden Park. Read more about our efforts that cross the ocean and how you can help. Art is not just something to be enjoyed in a museum. In Cincinnati, art is everywhere, from the murals (link to artworks) on the sides of our buildings to the…

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Honoring a Legend: Ezzard Charles

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 4, 2022 / Comments Off on Honoring a Legend: Ezzard Charles

Cincinnati’s World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Celebrated in the West End. The legacy of Ezzard Charles, the World Heavyweight Champion who grew up and trained in Cincinnati, is now permanently memorialized in the West End neighborhood where he once worked and lived. The Cincinnati Parks Foundation joined forces with Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses, the West End…

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Sawyer Point Pickleball courts after renovations

Sawyer Point Pickleball Courts Grand Opening

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Sawyer Point Pickleball Courts Grand Opening

 Join City leaders, Parks officials and pickleball enthusiasts for a short program followed by a ribbon cutting to officially open the new pickleball and tennis facility along Cincinnati’s riverfront on September 9 at 9am. Check out the newly renovated Sawyer Point Courts to incorporate brand new pickleball courts, a new state of the art surface,…

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Laurel Park sign, whcih is to be changed to Ezzard Charles Park

Laurel Park Renamed Ezzard Charles Park

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 18, 2022 / Comments Off on Laurel Park Renamed Ezzard Charles Park

After receiving a request from the community, the Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners voted affirmatively to rename Laurel Park to Ezzard Charles Park. The West End Community Council voted unanimously in support of the change, submitting a letter of support to the Cincinnati Park Board commissioners. Additionally, Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses and community advocates Stephan…

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Rendering of the Ezzard Charles Statue Plaza in Laurel park

Construction Begins in Laurel Park

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Construction Begins in Laurel Park

After a long road of careful planning, gathering community feedback, fundraising, and overcoming pandemic delays, the statue of Ezzard Charles in Laurel Park is finally becoming a reality. This week, construction begins in the park. “It’s taken a long time. Certainly, the pandemic had something to do with it, and also just because that the…

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Cathy Caldemeyer and her family at the Smale Anniversary garden

Women’s Committee Members Plant Hundreds of Pollinators

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / May 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Women’s Committee Members Plant Hundreds of Pollinators

This week, Cincinnati Parks Foundation Women’s Committee members volunteered with Cincinnati Parks’ Greenspace team at the Smale Anniversary Garden located at Butler and 5th Street. This is urban garden is at the epicenter of the highway exchange and is a gift to the City of Cincinnati from Phyllis and John Smale on the occasion of…

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Burnet Woods Bandstand in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Ranks 4th in the Nation For Parks

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / May 4, 2022 / Comments Off on Cincinnati Ranks 4th in the Nation For Parks

Story by Cincinnati Parks Cincinnati came in 4th for parks in a national ranking of the largest 100 US cities released today. The annual ranking of park access, quality and equity was compiled by the Trust for Public Land whose mission is to “create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for…

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Completed new boardwalk in Kennedy Heights Park

Kennedy Heights Park gets a New Boardwalk

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / March 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Kennedy Heights Park gets a New Boardwalk

Kennedy Heights Park recently received a new boardwalk thanks to a collaboration between the community, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, Renewed by Robertson LLC., and the Cincinnati Parks team! The Kennedy Heights community brought forth a concern of a failing and unsound boardwalk along the small wetland within the park. Aligning with the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s Neighborhood…

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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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People out enjoying Eden Park

Neighborhood Parks Campaign in 2022

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / January 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Neighborhood Parks Campaign in 2022

Cincinnati Parks touch all 52 neighborhoods within the city, and as any Cincinnatian knows, each neighborhood and its parks are unique. This is why in 2018, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation started the Neighborhood Parks Campaign to focus on capital improvement and unique programming of neighborhood parks. A Look Back on the Campaign’s Success Since 2018,…

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