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. The Brewery closed its doors on November 1 for an all-staff workday in the park which included removing invasives, picking up litter, and planting 40 new trees.
“We are excited to be partnering again with Cincinnati Parks and Cincinnati Parks Foundation to get outside and get our hands dirty at Inwood Park! Part of what drew us to work in this particular Cincinnati Park was its proximity to our new location, but also the way the Cincinnati Parks/Cincinnati Parks Foundation team worked with the community and PNC Bank to design and build the new PNC Grow Up Great Playground,” said Rhiannon Hoeweler, Director of Strategic Impact at MadTree. “We love that the neighborhood, children too, were invited and included to make sure the playground was inclusive from start to finish.”
Cincinnati Parks Director Kara Kish said, “We are fortunate to have partners like MadTree Brewing, whose commitment to a thriving park system in Cincinnati runs deep. They are helping to plant trees and building upon the great momentum we have going at Inwood Park, enhancing this space for our residents and park users to enjoy. We are beyond grateful for their many efforts on our behalf including the annual ReLeaf tree planting program and look forward to continuing this collaboration for many years to come.”
This is not the first time that MadTree has stepped up to plant trees in Cincinnati Parks. “This planting at Inwood Park will be a wonderful addition to the hundreds of trees that the MadTree team planted at Laurel Park in 2020 and at Mt. Storm Park in 2019. It illustrates their commitment to supporting Cincinnati Parks and the community,” said Jennifer Spieser Executive Director of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation.