Neighborhood Programs

Free programs in YOUR community!

Get outdoors with us at one of our free family-friendly programs.

Cincinnati Parks Foundation is proud to support free community programs throughout many of YOUR neighborhood Cincinnati Parks. We partner with local yoga studios, musicians, and world-renowned medical centers to make sure there is something for everyone.

From yoga classes to Family Fun Days, there's something for everyone.

We are proud to partner with yoga studios, musicians, and other non-profits in Cincinnati to bring FREE family-friendly programs to you! You can enjoy a variety of wellness classes like yoga, meditation, or martial arts, or a variety of carnival-like Family Fun Days. Below is a list of current programs happening in Cincinnati Parks in neighborhoods across the city. Please sign a waiver (links below) before attending any wellness/yoga class.

Accessible Programming

We also offer a variety of accessible programs for those with disabilities. To learn more, click a link below:

> Everybody in #CincyParks with Luke5Adventures

> be.well with Cincinnati Children's Hospital

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Family Fun Days

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Free pop-up programs with family-friendly activities

Bring your whole family down to one of the following neighborhood parks for free family-friendly fun! You’ll enjoy: Food trucks, live music, bounce houses, face painters, balloon artists, games, and more!

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Laurel Park Family Fun Days

500 Ezzard Charles Dr., Cincinnati

March 5 | 3:30-6pm

April 2 | 1:30-4pm

May 21 | 3:30-6pm

June 24 | With live music 5-7:30pm

July 16 | 7-9pm With the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 

August 13 | With live music 5-7:30pm

September 3 | 5-7:30pm

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MLK Park Family Fun Days

3740 Reading Rd. Cincinnati
Enjoy inflatable and yard games, face painters, balloon artists, live music, food trucks, and more.

June 18 | 2-6pm Juneteenth weekend event with live music by Positive Vibe Band

July 16 | 2-6pm Family Fun Day with live music by Positive Vibe Band

August 20 | 2-6pm “Black Family Reunion Avondale addition” with live music by Push Play

Owls Nest Park Family Fun Days

1984 Madison Rd., Cincinnati

July 16 | 4-8pm, With live music

August 6 | 7-9pm, With the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 

October 1 | 2pm-6pm, With live music 

Smale Family Fun Days

Schmidlapp Event Lawn | 124 E Mehring Way, Cincinnati

Enjoy free ice cream from UDF, face painting stations, balloon artists, animal encounters, and puppet shows.

June 2 | With Mad Cap Puppets and With live music by Jet Jurgensmeyer, 10am-1pm
July 7 | Wump Mucket Puppet Show and live music by Jason and Joanie, 10am-1pm
August 4 | With Mad Cap Puppets and live music by Zak Morgan, 10am-1pm

Free Concerts

Rockin' the Roebling

Free concerts featuring a variety of musical genres

We've teamed up with Cincinnati Parks and community partners to support live music in YOUR parks!

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Rockin' the Roebling

Schmidlapp Event Lawn | 124 E Mehring Way, Cincinnati

Enjoy live music on the Schmidlapp event lawn outside Moerlein Lager House. All concerts are from 6-10pm.

May 19 | 500 Miles to Mempis

May 26 | Noah Smith

June 2 | Erin Coburn

June 9 | Push Play

June 16 | Brother Smith

June 23 | NKG

June 30 | DV8

July 7 | Noah Wotherspoon

July 14 | Soul Pocket

July 21 | Tropicoso

July 28 | Trauma llllnoise

August 4 | Strange Mechanics

August 11 | The Menus

August 18 | Just Add Beer

August 25 | Crown Watts

September 1 | Bad Habit

Sawyer Point Summer Concert Series

Procter & Gamble Pavilion, 705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati

Enjoy free live music, food trucks, beer sales, and a kids zone with face painters, bounce houses, and carnival games.

June 4 | Bluegrass and Americana bands:  Town Mountain, Jake Speed, and Vernon McIntyre 

July 2 | FIREWORKS SHOW and Rock bands: Thunderstruck, Classic Rock Experience, Crown Watts, and Erin Coburn

August 6 | Funk and jam bands: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Ernie Johnson, Peridoni, and Brother Smith

Wednesdays in the Woods

Burnet Woods Bandstand, 3298 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati

Brought to you by the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and supported by the Cincinnati Parks Foundation's Stewards of Burnet Woods, enjoy live music, food trucks, beer sales, and family activities.

Dates and times coming soon!

Wellness Programs

Free yoga in Cincinnati Parks

Stewards of Burnet Woods Wellness Series in partnership with World Peace Yoga

All levels welcome. Participants will enjoy free yoga classes, walking meditation, and special seasonal events in Burnet Woods. This series is made possible by the Cincinnati Parks Foundation Stewards of Burnet Woods.

FREE Community Yoga (All levels) Saturdays, 10–10:45 am AND 11–11:45 am

(year-round) Location: Burnet Woods Bandstand (Located at Millionaire’s Pavilion on April 2, May 21, June 11, July 30 and September 24)

Special Programs:

Forest Walk + Live Music, Kirtan, and Community

Thursday, April 21, 6:00 pm
Location: Burnet Woods Bandstand, meet at this location to start forest walk

This is an invitation to share in an evening that begins with a forest walk, followed by a tea ceremony, mantra, and music. Set your uplifting intentions and practice mantra chanting. Bring your whole family to this event, special invitation for youth and elders. Optional: bring drums, guitars, shakers, etc. Facilitated by Donna Lynne Strong Brott and EJ Kidd.

 

Walking Meditation and/or Forest Bathing

6-week series:  June 8-July 13 with Donna

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 pm (one-time series)
Location:  Departing from Millionaire’s Pavilion or Trailside

Enjoy a walking meditation and let the forest wash over all of your senses. This experience gives you an introduction and exploration to the benefits of walking mindfully in the woods. No experience necessary and open to all. Please space yourself 6-feet away from others to practice social distance guidelines

Kids Yoga Series

6-week session:  June 4-July 9 with Annie Melzer
Saturdays, 12-12:30pm

Location:  Millionaire’s Pavilion

This is an imaginative kids class with yoga postures that encourage balance, coordination, concentration and building self-esteem. Each class supports the development potential in each child through the practice and wisdom of yoga. Bring smiles and get ready to meow, purr, howl and stretch like cats and dogs. Families/adults welcome to join in the fun.

Summer Solstice Yoga

Sunday, June 19, 3-5 pm
Location:  Burnet Woods Bandstand

Let the Sunshine in, Let your Light Shine…June 20 is Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year; the day where the sun has its highest position in the sky. It is the first official day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. During this yoga practice we will embrace the solar energy pouring down upon the earth and salute the sun that vitalizes and strengthens us. We will revel in the light provided by the sun and the light we create through our yoga practice together. Summer Solstice is a time to reflect on the growth of the season. Seeds planted in the earth as well as the spiritual seeds of our souls. It is a time of cleansing and renewal, joy, love and growth.

Please join us for: Live music, guided sun salutations and yoga postures, and guided Yoga Nidra Meditation

Fall Equinox Yoga

Sunday, September 18, 1-3pm
Location:  Burnet Woods Bandstand

The fall equinox is a time where the energies of light and dark are held in balance, as the equinox is the day when the length of day and night are perfectly equal. It is a wonderful time of year to contemplate balance and how you may bring more balance to your life. Consider areas of your life where you intuitively feel out of balance and ways you may bring yourself back to center. Balance of movement and stillness, giving and receiving, creating and allowing, doing and not doing, and so on.

Please join us for: Balancing breathing and meditation, balancing posture sequence, balancing yoga nidra

Winter Solstice Yoga

Sunday, December 18, 4 pm

NOTE:  Online event that will be filmed at Trailside Nature Center.

The Winter Solstice is a deeply significant time recognized by nearly every culture to reflect on the days that have passed and the return of the light. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice mark the shortest day (light) and longest night (dark) of the year. It is symbolic of the moon giving birth to the sun…and an opportunity to let go of the baggage (stress, tension, worry, doubt, darkness) we carry and return to our most authentic true self (light). The Winter Solstice offers a quiet energy that allows for looking more deeply within to examine and let go of the past and move with ease into the future. It’s a wonderful time to set intentions and affirmations for the year ahead.

In honor of this special time of year, please join us ONLINE from Trailside for: intention setting, meditation, honoring the light via sun salutations, honoring the light via moon salutations, yoga nidra, and live music

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