Project Update

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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Capitoline Wolf statue in Eden Park

Planning begins for Capitoline Wolf restoration in Eden Park

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Planning begins for Capitoline Wolf restoration in Eden Park

Cincinnati Parks is pleased to report efforts are underway to replace the Capitoline Wolf Statue right back to its home within Cincinnati’s storied Eden Park. The statue was vandalized and stolen in June of this year. After the tragic theft, Cincinnati Parks was overwhelmed with calls and messages from frustrated citizens offering their support in…

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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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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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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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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 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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A boy with a popsicle

New Playground Wins Second-Place Award from OPRA

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 16, 2021 / Comments Off on New Playground Wins Second-Place Award from OPRA

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) has announced its 2021 Annual Awards of Excellence winners.  Cincinnati Parks won 2nd Place in the Capital Improvement category for the PNC Grow Up Great Playground in Inwood Park! “Parks and recreation professionals throughout Ohio work every day to improve the quality of life of the people they serve,” said OPRA…

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MadTree Brewing volunteers planting trees in Inwood Park near the PNC Grow Up Great Playground

MadTree Plants 40 Trees at Inwood Park

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 1, 2021 / Comments Off on MadTree Plants 40 Trees at Inwood Park

Inwood Park in Mt. Auburn is a priority park identified in the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s Neighborhood Parks Campaign. Earlier this year, in partnership with CPF, Cincinnati Parks and PNC Bank, the new universally accessible PNC Grow Up Great Playground was dedicated. Inwood Park just received another upgrade thanks to a special partnership with MadTree Brewing.…

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Groundbreaking in Laurel Park for Ezzard Charles Statue

Community Breaks Ground in Laurel Park

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Community Breaks Ground in Laurel Park

On Saturday, October 9, 2021 the West End community celebrated the official groundbreaking for the Ezzard Charles statue in Laurel Park. This statue and plaza will honor the life and legacy of World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and favorite son of Cincinnati’s West End, Ezzard Charles and will be erected in 2022. Following the groundbreaking ceremony, all enjoyed…

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