Instagram & Facebook


Each year we crown an (unofficial) Cincinnati Parks Doggie Mascot! Does your pup have what it takes?

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

the rules

1. Follow us:

@Cincyparksfoundation on Instagram or Facebook

2. Take a photo of your dog at one of the following parks: 

(Make sure you tag the park in the location tag!)
Smale Riverfront Park
Burnet Woods
Mt. Airy Forest


3. Post your photo* and use the hashtags:

*Set at Public View

Winners will be chosen by a panel of Cincinnati Parks Foundation Board Members and notified at the end of the contest. Three (3) entrants from the eligible submissions will be chosen based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”):

Photo features one of the listed parks (Smale Riverfront Park, Burnet Woods, Mt. Airy Forest).
Entrant follows @cincyparksfoundation on the platform on which it was posted.
Entrant posted a photo publicly and used the hashtags: #cincyBARKS AND #LOVEcincyparks
Quality of photo.

Contest opens on August 1, 2020 and closes October 30, 2020 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced in November, 2020. This contest is not endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or Instagram.

By tagging your photo with #CincyBARKS and #LOVEcincyparks user grants the Cincinnati Parks Foundation a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the submissions, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose.


Congratulations to @skye.thegoldenpuppy  for winning the 2019 #cincyBARKS photo contest! As the winner, Skye is our 2019 Smale Riverfront Park mascot and received a custom art print! 


Congratulations to @themidge00  for winning the 2020 #cincyBARKS photo contest!  As the winner, Mya is our 2020 Mt. Airy Forest mascot and received a custom art print! 

2020 poster design in progress!