Take a Walk with these Women Contributing to Cincinnati Parks

A field of yellow and orange daffodils in front of a bridge.

Thursday, March 30th, is Take a Walk in a Park Day, an occasion dedicated to encouraging people to explore and appreciate the natural beauty of their local parks. A walk in a park is a perfect way to escape stress and chaos while embracing nature’s rejuvenating power. After all, we all know the power of our parks to boost our moods, bond with friends, get some exercise, or relax. As we wrap up Women’s History Month, we spoke to many of the women in Cincinnati who are making a difference in our parks to find out what Cincinnati Park they will likely explore today.

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Volunteering in Our Parks

Man kneeling to pick up trash in the woods

Our parks were filled with volunteers this past weekend through Monday for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you to the nearly 300 volunteers over the weekend –and the 160 on Monday alone, who worked in seven parks throughout the city.

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Accessible Hiking Grows Across the Country

The Luke5Adventures partnership with Cincinnati Parks Foundation helps people with disabilities explore our parks with all-terrain wheelchairs.

Looks like we’re on to something. This past weekend, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation team celebrated another successful season of accessible hiking with our partners at Luke5Adventures, a group that organizes regular hikes with their all-terrain wheelchair called a Rosie Chair. Through our partnership with Luke5, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation offers an accessible hiking program, Everybody…

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CPF Staff Award: Kate Gille Wins Forty Under 40

Kate Gille, Creative and Communications Director at Cincinnati Parks Foundation

The Cincinnati Business Courier named its Forty Under 40 class of 2022. The annual awards program recognizes young leaders and professionals from across Greater Cincinnati. Kate Gille, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s Creative and Communications Director, was selected as one of the 2022 honorees. About the Forty Under 40 Awards Each year, through an open nominations process,…

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CPF Honored with Growing Abilities Award for Inclusive Programming

Jennifer Spieser and kate Gille accepting Growing Abilities Award

This spring, Cincinnati Parks Foundation was honored with the Growing Abilities Award from nonprofit organization Redwood. Redwood’s mission is to guide children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential by providing enriching educational, therapeutic, and vocational services. Redwood’s annual Celebration of Abilities Awards, recognizes people and organizations that…

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City Council Recognizes Jennifer Spieser for Women’s History Month

Jennifer with City Council and Park Board members in City Hall

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Cincinnati Parks Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Hafner Spieser received recognition from Mayor Aftab Pureval and Cincinnati City Council. Recommended through the office of Councilmember Mark Jeffreys, Jennifer received an official recognition resolution “for Women’s History Month 2022, when the City celebrates women who are making history while bringing national attention…

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We’re Hiring: Part-Time Program Coordinator

Cincinnati Parks Foundation staff on a hike

THIS POSTING IS NOW CLOSED The Cincinnati Parks Foundation is expanding the team! We are hiring a part-time Program Coordinator to help with our award-winning free programs in Cincinnati Parks. Do you love working with others to help improve the community? This job may be for you! Program Coordinator Position The Program Coordinator works under…

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Neighborhood Parks Campaign in 2022

People out enjoying Eden Park

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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