and events


We are activating park spaces through community programming and events.

We are proud to offer a variety of programs and events in YOUR Cincinnati Parks that uplift the community. We support partners across the city, from small Cincinnati Parks Advisory Councils to the award-winning Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, to offer family-friendly and accessible programs for all.

#cincybarks Contest

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#cincyBARKS Facebook and
Instagram photo contest crowns a doggie mascot for Cincinnati Parks! The winner receives  a custom poster designed with their dog’s likeness.

be.well with cincinnati children's hospital

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This partnership with Children’s Hospital provides year-round seasonal programming to get terminally ill children, children with disabilities, and their families active outdoors.

cpac grants

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These grants support the Cincinnati Parks Advisory Councils with neighborhood park programming and logistical assistance for events across Cincinnati.

fall releaf

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Through the Cincinnati Parks Fall ReLeaf Program, Cincinnati property owners can get a free tree to plant in their yard.

Hats Off Luncheon

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Hosted by the Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks, the Hats Off Luncheon is the Foundation’s largest and most exciting fundraiser of the year.

Hiking Club

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Our experienced trail guides lead hikes in Mt. Airy Forest for members of all fitness levels at this free weekly program.

Smale Family Fun

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In June, July, and August, families can enjoy lawn games, live music and enjoy a variety of roaming and staged performers down at Smale Riverfront Park for free.

Stewards of Burnet Woods Wellness Series

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More than erecting a statue of West End hero Ezzard Charles in Laurel Park, we are igniting a community. This project also includes expansion of the urban canopy, free WiFi in the park, an annual community festival, and more.

Views and Brews

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Presented by our Emerging Leaders, Views and Brews  provides essential support towards our mission with an evening enjoying beautiful park views and sipping brews.