What a time we are collectively experiencing together. First things first, on behalf of our Board of Directors and team, we wish to thank the Cincinnati Park Board and the 218 employees who work year-round to keep our parks glorious.
Sadly, starting next week, 100 Cincinnati Parks employees will be furloughed. This number includes 30 full-time and 70 part-time dedicated team members, along with approximately 1,600 other city employees. Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by this pandemic.
Luckily, we do have one bit of good news to share: Your Cincinnati Parks remain OPEN! Free and accessible for all, your Cincinnati Parks are helping all of us get through this difficult time.
It's been heartwarming to see so many people outside, enjoying the sunshine in their neighborhood park. To ensure Cincinnati Parks can remain open, it is vital that everyone maintains social distance while out enjoying nature. Check out our many tips below on how we can all enjoy the parks safely.
We are grateful for the 118 Cincinnati Parks employees who will take on an even greater responsibility of keeping Cincinnati Parks open, clean, and safe.
Please join us in thanking them next time you're out enjoying your neighborhood park.
With sincere gratitude,
Jennifer Hafner Spieser