CPAC Grant Program

Cincinnati Parks Advisory Councils (CPAC) are volunteer citizen groups which seek to build and maintain public support for neighborhood Cincinnati Parks. CPACs provide feedback to the Cincinnati Park Board, advocate for their neighborhood park and organize community volunteer and programming events.

We deeply appreciate the work done by each CPAC, which is why we created our new CPAC Grant Program for 2019. These grants will support park improvements, community programming and logistical support for many CPACs across Cincinnati. Below are the 2019 CPAC Grant Awardees and the projects you can look forward to!


Alms Park Advisory Council- Bluegrass and BBQ at Alms (May 31, 2019)

The Bluegrass and BBQ event featured fantastic live music, food and drink, kids activities and games.

Ault Park Advisory Council- L.L. Bean Summer Music Festival (August 15, 2019)

From 6-10pm this night of the Summer Music Festival series will feature live music by Gee Your Band Smells Terrific, kids activities and food.

Burnet Woods Park Advisory Council- Free Family Movie Night in September (date TBA)

This event is an outdoor family-friendly movie night featuring a projected movie after dark. Guests will enjoy picnic-style seating, concessions and additional family-fun games and activities.

Camp Washington Advisory Council21st Annual River City Camp Washington Community Picnic (9/7)

This grant is supporting a free community-wide picnic which has been occurring for 21 years straight. The event features free food, games and activities, as well as community engagement with public assistance organizations, police and firefighters.

Fairview and Bellevue Parks Advisory Council – Park Cleanup (date TBA)

This grant is supporting a cleanup and party in Bellevue Hill Park which will occur in late September or October.

Inwood Park Advisory Council – Happy Hour Yoga (6/1-9/2)

This grant supports free yoga classes held on the grass at Inwood Park.

Kennedy Heights/Woodford Parks Advisory Council- Play in the Park (Wednesdays, 6/5-8/7)

Play in the Park Cincinnati is a neighborhood movement that enriches community by maximizing the use of parks for the enjoyment of residents of all ages with community celebrations, live plays and more.

Little Duck Creek Task Force of Madisonville- Trail Extension (Summer 2019)

This grant is supporting a small-scale trail expansion for the Little Duck Creek Trail Project. It includes invasive species removal and trail-building by the Mill Creek Alliance’s Green Corp environmental workforce development team.

Mt. Airy Park Advisory Council- Mt. Airy Forest Silent Disco (date TBA)

This event will serve as the kick-off event for a brand new CPAC for Mt. Airy Forest. At this silent disco, music is broadcast to wireless headphones worn by the participants, rather than using a speaker system.

Mt. Echo Advisory Council – Riverfest West (9/1)

This community-oriented event in Mt. Echo celebrates the end of summer by watching the Labor Day fireworks from the overlook at Mt. Echo. It will include children’s activities, food vendors and bands.

Mt. Storm Advisory Council- Shakespeare in the Park (8/14)

This event brings the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to Mt. Storm Park for a performance of Romeo and Juliet. An ASL interpreter will also be present at this performance.

Northside Greenspace – Family Fun Festival at Hoffner Park (7/3, 7/4)

Following the Northside 4th of July Parade, this event turned Hoffner Park into a festive gathering space for families and friends. Activities included a community mural, a cardboard carnival, crafts, games and more.

North Avondale Parks Advisory Council – Seasongood Square Irrigation Improvements (date TBA)

In collaboration with Cincinnati Parks and Cincinnati Water Works, this grant helps to install new irrigation in Seasongood Square Park.

Olden View Park Advisory CouncilMusic in Olden View Park (6/1, 6/29, 7/29, 8/24)

This Olden View Music series features live music, face painting, games and activities. As a collaboration between Cincinnati Parks, the East Price Hills Improvement Association and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, this event seeks to strengthen the East Price Hill neighborhood.

Rapid Run Park Advisory Council – Family Canoe and Movie Night (7/26)

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy canoeing followed by How to Train Your Dragon 3 playing as the sun sets. Canoes, paddles, vests and instruction will be provided at this fun and unique event.

Stanbery Park Advisory Council- Marketing Support for Summer Events (Summer 2019)

This grant is supporting marketing efforts for numerous events happening in Stanbery Park over the summer.


Interested in joining a CPAC or creating one for your neighborhood park? Learn more about CPACs on Cincinnatiparks.com.