Programming

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

First CPAC Grant Recipients Awarded

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / May 27, 2021 / Comments Off on First CPAC Grant Recipients Awarded

Cincinnati Parks Advisory Councils (CPAC) are volunteer citizen groups which seek to build and maintain public support for neighborhood Cincinnati Parks. CPACs provide feedback to the Cincinnati Park Board, advocate for their neighborhood park and organize community volunteer and programming events.  In 2019, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation created a CPAC Grant Program to provide financial…

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Be.well athletes with disabilities pose for a team photo.

be.well Move Team Making Great Strides

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / May 27, 2021 / Comments Off on be.well Move Team Making Great Strides

Cincinnati Parks Foundation is proud to partner with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to bring the be.well program to Cincinnati Parks. The program gives children with disabilities, and their families, free wellness programming all year long. Six sessions of the program will be offered in Cincinnati Parks. Each program begins with a pre-assessment by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital…

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Person in a wheelchair does karate at the Smale Riverfront Park labyrinth

Sign Up Now for be.well Adaptive Martial Arts

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / May 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Sign Up Now for be.well Adaptive Martial Arts

We are to be on the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital list of be.well program partners by sponsoring the program in Cincinnati Parks. With collaboration between parks, healthcare providers, and community partners, we are improving the lives of children and families who need it most. Part of Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s mission is to activate park spaces through…

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A smiling group planting a tree in Mt. Echo Park with LifeCenter

A New “Path Of Life” at Mt. Echo Park

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / April 23, 2021 / Comments Off on A New “Path Of Life” at Mt. Echo Park

On Earth Day, April 22, in Mt. Echo Park, LifeCenter Organ Donor Network (LifeCenter) in collaboration with Cincinnati Parks and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation commemorated the significance of organ, eye, and tissue donation in our community. This partnership brought “The Path of Life” to Mt. Echo Park where LifeCenter donated and planted 40 native hardwood trees and signage in honor of their 40th Anniversary and…

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People doing free Cincinnati Yoga at a free wellnes program from Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Tons of FREE Wellness Programs for YOU

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / April 23, 2021 / Comments Off on Tons of FREE Wellness Programs for YOU

We are proud to partner with yoga studios, personal instructors, and other non-profits in Cincinnati to bring FREE wellness programs to you! You can enjoy a variety of classes from yoga, meditation, martial arts, dancing, and more. Below is a list of current programs happening in Cincinnati Parks in neighborhoods across the city. Please sign…

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A woman in the winter

CATCH UP ON THE FRILUFTSLIV HIKING CHALLENGE

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / January 11, 2021 / Comments Off on CATCH UP ON THE FRILUFTSLIV HIKING CHALLENGE

FRILUFTSLIV HIKING CHALLENGE HOSTED BY THE WOMEN’S COMMITTEE OF CINCINNATI PARKS Our free 6-week winter hiking challenge, which began on December 14th, embraces nature during these colder months. Friluftsliv (pronounced free-loofts-leev), is one Norwegian word that encompasses the significance of bonding with nature, whatever the weather. It means Free, Air, Life – literally! And where…

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Three people stand proudly wearing shirts that say "fearless"

BE.WELL ADAPTIVE RUNNING PROGRAM WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 20, 2020 / Comments Off on BE.WELL ADAPTIVE RUNNING PROGRAM WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) has announced its 2020 Annual Awards of Excellence winners. Cincinnati Parks Foundation won 1st Place in the Adaptive Programming category for the Spring be.well Adaptive Running Program! “Parks and recreation professionals throughout Ohio work every day to improve the quality of life of the people they serve,” said OPRA Executive Director Woody…

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A group of volunteers wearing Ezz Fest t-shirts pose for a group photo

THE EZZARD CHARLES STATUE IS IGNITING THE COMMUNITY

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / September 3, 2020 / Comments Off on THE EZZARD CHARLES STATUE IS IGNITING THE COMMUNITY

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. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park—is sculpting the…

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A woman with her arms outstretched, doing yoga in the park.

DE-STRESS WITH WELLNESS CLASSES IN BURNET WOODS

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 31, 2020 / Comments Off on DE-STRESS WITH WELLNESS CLASSES IN BURNET WOODS

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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A family and racer throwing their hands in the air with excitement at the be.well race at Smale Riverfront Park.

BE.WELL SPRING PROGRAM WRAPS UP WITH A SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL RACE

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 5, 2020 / Comments Off on BE.WELL SPRING PROGRAM WRAPS UP WITH A SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL RACE

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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