Programming

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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Three people stand proudly wearing shirts that say "fearless"

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF ADA THROUGH OUR ADAPTIVE WELLNESS PROGRAM

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 29, 2020 / Comments Off on CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF ADA THROUGH OUR ADAPTIVE WELLNESS PROGRAM

This week, our nation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA protects people with disabilities against discrimination and ensures their participation in employment, public services, and more. The celebration of this law’s passage falls in the same week as the conclusion of our be.well adaptive running program. The be.well program…

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A man installing a picnic table in Burnet Woods

EXCITING IMPROVEMENTS IN BURNET WOODS

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 10, 2020 / Comments Off on EXCITING IMPROVEMENTS IN BURNET WOODS

Through the generosity of our donors (known as the Stewards of Burnet Woods) we have raised over $100,000 for several capital improvements within Burnet Woods. This community-led fundraising campaign, which began in 2019, is producing wonderful improvements in this beloved Clifton neighborhood park. In addition, the Foundation leveraged these funds to match a $10,000 grant…

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A boy in a wheelchair is joined on a walk by a group of smiling adults

BE.WELL PARTNERSHIP WITH CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / March 10, 2020 / Comments Off on BE.WELL PARTNERSHIP WITH CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Children with physical disabilities engage in 30% less physical activity than national fitness guidelines. They also spend double the amount of time in sedentary behavior relative to typically developing peers. The implications of not moving are serious and can negatively affect a child’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. To address this problem the Cincinnati Children’s…

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