We are mission-driven
Focusing on these core pillars, our mission is to improve and enhance YOUR Cincinnati Parks.
We support conservation efforts across the city in neighborhood parks and greenspaces. By helping to plant thousands of trees and remove invasive species, we help protect YOUR Parks' natural assets.
We sponsor free and unique programming which activate neighborhood parks across the city. From family-friendly festivals, to concerts, to group wellness classes, we are getting folx of all abilities active outdoors.
Through restoration of existing assets and the addition of brand new improvements, our work supports the overall enhancement of Cincinnati Parks. We help to build playgrounds, restore trails, and much more.
We build powerful relationships with communities, volunteers, City leaders, and private or public organizations. Leveraging our connections, we advocate and fundraise on behalf of Cincinnati Parks.
We are proud to be the official philanthropic partner of Cincinnati Parks. Our work has been mission-driven since 1995 with a commitment to supporting the conservation and enhancement of Cincinnati’s parks and greenspaces. When you invest in our most treasured public asset—our parks—you are making an impact for generations to come.
Over 100 Board members have volunteered in the Foundation’s history to lead our organization to raise over $100MM for various Cincinnati Park projects. Each year, many generous donors make a commitment to giving financially to Parks, which is a gift that benefits the entire community.
The Hats Off Luncheon is our premier fundraising event of the year. Proceeds from Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s most vital fundraising event are used wherever they benefit the parks system most, from parks programming, to capital projects, to underwriting general operating support.
After two years as a community picnic, the Hats Off Luncheon will return to an in-person event on October 7, 2022! Guests are treated to a champagne reception followed by a gourmet luncheon.