Friends of Parks eNews
A collage of park photos
Greetings!

Happy New Year!
 
We have a clear, 2020 vision for your Cincinnati Parks! You’ll see green spaces renovated, trails restored, hundreds of trees planted, a playground replaced, a new piece of public art erected and a skills course completed. We plan to activate more park spaces through Cincinnati Park Advisory Council partnerships and more.
 
Lots of New Year's resolutions will take place within your Cincinnati Parks in 2020. It’s amazing what a stroll in the woods will do for your mind, body and soul. All free to you and your loved ones year-round!
 
Wishing you many moments of happiness and peace in this New Year. 

With sincere gratitude,

Jennifer Hafner Spieser
Executive Director
YOUR Impact in 2019
A list of projects in 2019
Thank You Cathy Caldemeyer
Cathy Caldemeyer and family
On behalf of our team and Board of Directors, we wish to thank our outgoing Board President, Cathy Caldemeyer for 12 years of dedication to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation. Cathy devoted herself to ensuring the beauty of the Cincinnati Park system.

Her most significant work is her continued passion to complete The John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park, a legacy to fulfill on behalf of her parents. She is a founding Women’s Committee member, past Co-Chair of two Hats Off Luncheons and served on the Foundation's Executive Committee for four years.

We're grateful that Cathy passed the torch on to her two daughters, Lisa (Caldemeyer) Diedrichs; current Co-Chair of The Women’s Committee and Board member of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Maddie Caldemeyer, current Chair of the Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Committee .

Forever our friend, a fierce Parks advocate and ferocious eradicator of honeysuckle, we love and appreciate you Cathy! Thank you! 

CPAC Grant Program Applications Are Open
People with life vests and canoe paddles
Are you or someone you know in an official Cincinnati Parks Advisory Council (CPAC)? Spread the word: our CPAC Grant Program is accepting applications for 2020. These grants support community programming offered by many CPACs across Cincinnati. The deadline to apply is February 29, 2020.
Summer Camp Registration Opens Soon
A group of children in summer camp
It might seem early, but it's time to start thinking about SUMMER CAMPS! Cincinnati Parks' Explore Nature summer camp registration opens on Saturday, January 25th 2020 at 12 p.m. and spots fill QUICKLY!

Check out the Cincinnati Parks website for a full listing of camp details. Give your little one (ages 3 1/2 - 14) the gift of a great summer.
Welcome to our New Board Members
We are very excited to be adding the following members to our Board of Directors! Thank you for joining the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and working hard to protect and improve our city's parks!
Jon Bresnen
Jon Bresnen

Senior Wealth Advisor at Mariner Wealth Advisors 
Kelly Brown
Kelly Brown

Former Global Brand Manager at Proctor & Gamble
Jennifer Buchholz
Jennifer Buchholz

Communications Consultant at the English Contractor
Carrie Carothers
Carrie Carothers

CPF Volunteer and past Hats Off Luncheon Co-Chair
Lisa Diedrichs
Lisa Diedrichs

Partner at Graydon
Kevin Hoskins
Kevin Hoskins

Partner at DBL Law
Jan-Michele Kearney
Jan-Michele Kearney

Publisher at Cincinnati Herald 
Kelly Kolar
Kelly Kolar

President of Kolar Design
Mike Prus
Mike Prus

Vice President of Prus Construction
Sheila Simmons
Shelia Simmons

VP Client Relations Manager at 5/3 Bank
Hats Off Luncheon 2020
The excitement is building for “Hats Off Around the World, Parks Around our City”! It will be the biggest and most talked about fundraiser in Cincinnati.

Many of our Cincinnati Parks are the backyards for families as well as gathering places for all members of our community. Hats Off Around the World, Parks Around our City will celebrate our similarities and differences, and unite to support our Cincinnati Parks.

Join us and shout out about your support of Hats Off from the rooftops! To learn more about Hats Off Luncheon sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Devine at 513-861-0023 or at jdevine@cincinnatiparksfoundation.org .
Krohn Holiday Plant Sale on January 7
poinsettias
The Krohn Conservatory Holiday Show has ended and you can take some of the display home with you! Plants from the 2019 Holiday Show will go on sale at rock bottom prices. You can pick up poinsettias, coleus, hardy grasses, various evergreens and more.
 
Friends of Krohn members can shop at 8:30AM before the crowds.


Tuesday, January 7th: 10AM - 5PM
FREE Yoga at Burnet Woods
Yoga in Burnet Woods
Join the Stewards of Burnet Woods for FREE YOGA every Saturday, taught by our friends at World Peace Yoga. This beginner-friendly class takes place indoors at Trailside Nature Center October-April and outside at the Bandstand from May-September. (Bring your own mat.)
Cincinnati Parks Foundation, the official philanthropic partner of Cincinnati Parks, is committed to building broad-based private/public partnerships supporting the conservation and enhancement of our city's parks and greenspaces.
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