Programming

2022 Fall ReLeaf Program Opens Soon

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 3, 2022 /

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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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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Person removing litter in Cincinnati Parks

CPF launches new obLITTERators Program to Fight Litter

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / April 1, 2022 / Comments Off on CPF launches new obLITTERators Program to Fight Litter

If you’re like us, you’ve noticed that there has been explosion of litter in Cincinnati. Many organizations are working to fight this problem and City leaders are looking for solutions—and so are we! That’s why the Cincinnati Parks Foundation is happy to announce our new “obLITTERators” volunteer program to help get litter out of YOUR…

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Person juggling at a free family event in Cincinnati

Family Fun Days Kick Off This Weekend

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / March 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Family Fun Days Kick Off This Weekend

We are proud to offer a variety of programs and events in YOUR Cincinnati Parks that uplift the community. We support partners across the city and team up with Cincinnati Parks staff to offer family-friendly and accessible programs for all. This month our Family Fun Days kick off at Laurel Park and will continue throughout…

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Child in the be.well Adaptive Hiking program

Cincinnati Parks Foundation Wins Governor’s Award, be.well and other programs

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / February 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Cincinnati Parks Foundation Wins Governor’s Award, be.well and other programs

Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s be.well Fall Adaptive Hiking program is the winner of the 12th Annual Governor’s Award for Parks and Recreation presented by Ohio Parks and Recreation Association. The be.well Fall Adaptive Hiking program is part of a series of free seasonal programs for children with disabilities in partnership between Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Cincinnati…

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