Our CPAC grants support community programming offered across Cincinnati.

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 CPAC Grant Program in 2019.

We believe the best people to program our parks are the community members

From Westside to Eastside, and North to South, Cincinnati Parks are being activated by members of active CPACs. Our grants support their family-friendly, accessible programs, which include outdoor movie nights, litter clean ups, silent discos, and more!

Family canoeing at the CPAC grant program funded event in cincinnati parks


Burnet Woods Park Advisory Council, Clifton/CUF – Fall Fest in Burnet Woods will be on October 23 from 1-6pm (rain date October 24). Participants will enjoy a variety of activities like pumpkin carving (free if you bring your own pumpkin, ~$5 to purchase a pumpkin), pumpkin painting, assemble-your-own bird houses (for purchase), sidewalk chalk art, nature hikes, live music, and more.

CUF Neighborhood Association, Bellevue Park – This event will be held in June and will be a combination cleanup, picnic, and discussions about future improvements that the community would like to make to the park.  Food, drinks, and entertainment will be provided. (More details coming soon.)

Laboiteaux Woods Advisory Council, College Hill – The Laboiteaux Woods Restoration Days will be held on October 16 and October 30. Participants are invited to join for community volunteer workdays to remove invasive species in the park. They will also be provided with free food and a t-shirt.

Mt. Airy Forest Advisory Council, Mt. Airy – The second annual Mt. Airy Forest Silent Disco will be held on October 9 (rain date, October 16). Participants will be provided with headphones that directly connect to the DJs so they can dance their hearts out.

Mt. Auburn Community Development Corporation, Inwood Park– The Mt. Auburn Family Picnic will be held in July (after the cicadas are gone) at Inwood Park. This picnic will include games like cornhole & volleyball, food trucks, snacks, giveaways and even a DJ! (More details coming soon.)

Mt. Echo Park Advisory Council, Mt. Storm Park – Several community groups have come together to sponsor this year’s Riverfest West celebration which coincides with city’s Riverfest celebration. The overlook at Mt. Echo Park offers a great view of the fireworks. This will be great family event including activities and entertainment for the kids.

Mt. Storm Park Advisory Council, Mt. Storm Park, Mt. Storm Park – The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will be performing Midsummer Night’s Dream on August 18, 2021.

Olden View Park Advisory Council, Price Hill – The Family Day at Olden View Park on July 3 included family-friendly activities and a petting zoo for families to enjoy.

Rapid Run Park Advisory Council , Price Hill – The Rapid Run Sunset Celebration will be held September 25, between 6-9 p.m. Participants will enjoy free live music, canoeing, light food, yoga, and other family-friendly activities.


Now Accepting Applications for 2023

Cincinnati Parks Foundation CPAC Grant Information & Application

Cincinnati Parks Advisory Council Grants provided by the Parks Foundation to CPACs are for $1,500 per year. All events must be free and open to the public.

Applications are open 3/15 - 4/15 and 5/30 - 6/30 of 2023. Please see below for grant application link and frequently asked questions.

2023 Cincinnati Parks Foundation Grant Application

2023 Cincinnati Parks Foundation Grant FAQ