BE.WELL PROGRAM

WITH CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

This partnership with Children's Hospital makes parks the prescription.

Children with physical disabilities engage in 30% less physical activity than national fitness guidelines. The implications of not moving are serious and can negatively affect a child’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. To address this problem, be.well provides year-round seasonal programming to get terminally ill children, children with disabilities, and their families active outdoors.

Empowering Children with Disabilites

The be.well program in partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital gives children with disabilities the opportunity to be active outdoors, make new friends, and improve their health. Many of the programs offer these adaptive athletes the opportunity to compete in events such as the Flying Pig Marathon.

More than improving physical abilities, many participants experience improved social skills and report feeling more socially successful with greater sense of worth after the program.

Be.well athletes with disabilities pose for a team photo.
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CREATING PARTNERSHIPS TO ACTIVATE PARKS

We are proud to be on the Cincinnati Children's Hospital list of be.well program partners by sponsoring the program in Cincinnati Parks. With collaboration between parks, healthcare providers, and community partners, we are improving the lives of children and families who need it most. 

PARKS ARE THE PRESCRIPTION

Park Prescription programs involve health or social service providers encouraging people to spend time in nature to improve their health and well-being. be.well has produced compelling, positive clinical outcomes that have been presented in national professional meetings, published in peer-reviewed academic journals, and won multiple awards.

2024 be.well Seasonal Programs

YOGA

Burnet Woods

June 2 - July 7, with Embra Studios

Sundays, 6:30-7:30 pm

HIKING

April 13: Mt. Airy Forest

April 16: Caldwell Nature Preserve

April 20: French Park

April 27: Ault Park

May 11: Burnet Woods

October 21: Caldwell Halloween Hike

GREEN GYM (STRENGTH TRAINING)

Alms Park Pavilion

July 12 - August 20 with Evofit

Wednesdays, 10 am-12 pm

Sundays, 6-7 pm

MOVE (RUNNING)

Smale Riverfront Park

September 24 - November 16 with Fleet Feet

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 pm

MARTIAL ARTS

Theodore M. Berry Friendship Park

August 7 - September 21, with CMAC

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm

BIKING

Sawyer Point Park

August 1 - September 5, with Adventure Crew

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm

TRY-IT DAYS

Participants of be.well can enjoy single event “try it” days. Past events have included biking, dancing, hiking, yoga, swimming, tennis, snow and water skiing, martial arts, wheelchair sports and more.

Halloween Hike at Caldwell Nature Center: Saturday, October 21

Roller Skating: August 11

Disc Golf: May 19, 9 am at Burnet Woods

Maple Taping: TBD