Programming

Obliterating Litter in Your Cincinnati Parks

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 19, 2022 /

Cincinnati Parks Foundation volunteers get their hands dirty. Each month, a dedicated group of volunteers gathers at parks around Cincinnati to remove litter. The Cincinnati Parks Foundation provides the tools and our volunteers provide the fun. Together, we’ve made quite an impact. Our 75+ volunteers removed over 300 bags of garbage throughout our nine events.…

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The Luke5Adventures partnership with Cincinnati Parks Foundation helps people with disabilities explore our parks with all-terrain wheelchairs.

Accessible Hiking Grows Across the Country

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 16, 2022 /

Looks like we’re on to something. This past weekend, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation team celebrated another successful season of accessible hiking with our partners at Luke5Adventures, a group that organizes regular hikes with their all-terrain wheelchair called a Rosie Chair. Through our partnership with Luke5, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation offers an accessible hiking program, Everybody…

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Lighting Up Cincinnati Parks with BLINK 

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 18, 2022 / Comments Off on Lighting Up Cincinnati Parks with BLINK 

Attendees Experienced Cincinnati Parks in a Whole New Way. Cincinnati Parks were the backdrop for three installations supported by The Cincinnati Parks Foundation as part of the four-day light and art event, which returned to Cincinnati in October.  Housed within the Gardner Family Grove & Rose Garden at Smale Riverfront Park, an installation entitled “Breonna’s…

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Banner for Ezz Fest

5th Annual Ezz Fest on October 1

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 15, 2022 / Comments Off on 5th Annual Ezz Fest on October 1

Cincinnati Parks Foundation and 7 Hills Neighborhood Houses invite all to attend the 5th Annual Ezz Fest in Laurel Park on October 1 from 10am to 3pm! This year’s festivities include the reveal and dedication of the new Ezzard Charles statue and plaza. Other activities include a 5-mile race, community parade, live music, vendors, face…

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2022 Fall ReLeaf Program Opens Soon

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 3, 2022 / Comments Off on 2022 Fall ReLeaf Program Opens Soon

For the last 35 years, Cincinnati Parks’ Fall ReLeaf Program has given away over 20,000 free trees to Cincinnati residents. Since 1995, CPF has provided more than $350,000 in support of the program. Thanks to the additional support of MadTree Brewing and Dynegy, Cincinnati property owners can get a free tree to plant in their…

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A child touch a snake that a Cincinnati Parks Explore Nature naturalist is holding

Helping Youth ‘Explore Nature’ in Cincinnati Parks

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / July 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Helping Youth ‘Explore Nature’ in Cincinnati Parks

Cincinnati Parks’ “Explore Nature!” programs educate and excite people of all ages about the natural and historical resources in Cincinnati Parks. These programs include summer camps for children, wildflower hikes, animal encounters, and more. The Cincinnati Parks Foundation is proud to support these programs in a variety of ways. In the last five years, the Foundation…

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Reach a Youth Teach a Youth with Stephan Pryor in Eden Parkrk

CPF Partners with Community Organization Aimed at Stopping Gun Violence

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 21, 2022 / Comments Off on CPF Partners with Community Organization Aimed at Stopping Gun Violence

Gun violence and declining mental health are on the rise, presenting major problems for the community. Luckily there are local organizations that are taking a creative approach to mentoring youth, promoting de-escalation techniques, and hosting community building events to stop gun violence in Cincinnati. One organization is Reach A Youth Teach A Youth, founded by…

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Member of the Positive Vibe band playing at MLK Jr. Park Family Fun Day

Family Fun Days Kick off in Avondale with Juneteenth Celebration

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 18, 2022 / Comments Off on Family Fun Days Kick off in Avondale with Juneteenth Celebration

One of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s core pillars is activation. Parks are safer and the community is healthier when their neighborhood parks are programmed with FREE activities. This is why we are proud to partner with yoga studios, musicians, and other non-profits in Cincinnati to bring FREE family-friendly programs to you! This year, in a…

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Jennifer Spieser and kate Gille accepting Growing Abilities Award

CPF Honored with Growing Abilities Award for Inclusive Programming

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 17, 2022 / Comments Off on CPF Honored with Growing Abilities Award for Inclusive Programming

This spring, Cincinnati Parks Foundation was honored with the Growing Abilities Award from nonprofit organization Redwood. Redwood’s mission is to guide children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential by providing enriching educational, therapeutic, and vocational services. Redwood’s annual Celebration of Abilities Awards, recognizes people and organizations that…

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Cincinnati Parks Advisory Council event in Mt. Storm Park. Two people watching a play on stage in the park.

CPF Distributes First Round of CPAC Grants to Activate Parks

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 8, 2022 / Comments Off on CPF Distributes First Round of CPAC Grants to Activate Parks

In 2019, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation created a CPAC Grant Program to provide financial and logistical support to each Cincinnati Parks Advisory Council (CPAC) across the city. “We believe that the best people to program their own neighborhood park is the community members who live around and play in those parks. They understand their community’s wants and…

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