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 needs the best. We give them the resources and tools to support their plans,” said Foundation Executive Director, Jennifer Spieser.

Registered CPACs are awarded $1,500 grants for programming in two rounds. The first round has been awarded and the second round’s application period ends on June 30, 2022. The current programs that are supported by a grant program include:

Alms Park Summer Family Fun Day
August 7 (1-4pm)

Ault Park Summer Music Festival

June 16 (6-10pm) featuring the band Gen X
July 4 (11am-11pm) featuring the 56th Annual Independence Day Fireworks

First Fridays in Bellevue Hill Park

First Friday of each month, May-October (6-10pm)

Free Community Yoga in Inwood Park

Mondays June 6- September 26

Reforestation Days in LaBoiteaux Woods

Saturday, October 15 (1-3pm)
Saturday, October 29 (1 – 3 pm)

Riverfest West at Mt. Echo

September 4 (TBD)

Shakespeare in Mt. Storm Park

August 17

Family Fun Fridays at Rapid Run Park

June 24
July 29
August 26
September 23

Pumpkin Chuck at Stanbery Park

November 5