Friends of Parks eNews

It's been a great start to the summer and we are delighted to activate YOUR Cincinnati Parks through many generous sponsors and partners. Make plans to attend one of the many fun and FREE events taking place this month.

On behalf of our Board of Directors and team, we wish to thank:

  • Smale Family Fun sponsors Ellen & Clark Sole
  • Join us July 12, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn for free games and entertainment that the whole family will enjoy.

  • Mary Jo Bazeley and the Rapid Run Advisory Council for free family programming at Rapid Run Park. Next concert is Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 pm at Rapid Run Park.

Stay tuned for news on many more exciting projects and events we are working on throughout the Summer. #LOVEcincyparks

´╗┐With gratitude,

Jennifer Hafner Spieser
Executive Director
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.
Cincinnati Parks - Rated 7th in the Nation!
Each year, ParkScore analyzes the 100 largest U.S. cities to determine how well each city is meeting the need for parks, by using mapping technology and demographic data. Out of these 100 cities, Cincinnati Parks rated lucky #7!!

Click here to see a full analysis of YOUR Cincinnati Parks ranking and profile. We are so fortunate to live in a city that provides top-rated urban parks for all to enjoy, and we are grateful for your support!

Pictured below is the oldest municipal park in the city - Washington Park, established in 1855. Congratulations to Cincinnati Parks and 3CDC as Washington Park has been rated the BEST park in Ohio by MONEY, a part of This is quite an honor! 
Aerial view of Washington Park . Photo credit: Robert A. Flischel
Friends of Parks Golf Outing
It's time once again for our Annual Friends of Parks Golf Outing. What better way to celebrate parks than to enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy a scramble game with friends and fellow park enthusiasts. Participation in this outing provides essential support towards the mission of the Foundation to conserve and enhance our city's top-rated urban parks system.

This year's event will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Losantiville Country Club. Registration & Open House will begin at 10:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:00 pm. Cocktails, Buffet, Awards and a Raffle will start at 4:30 pm.

To register as an individual golfer, foursome or sponsor, please complete the registration form located here or contact the Cincinnati Parks Foundation office at 513-861-0023. For more information, please contact Jennifer Spieser at
Rockin' The Roebling!
Wednesdays in the Woods - Join the FUN!
Join us for free evening performances - every Wednesday at 7pm. All concerts take place at the Burnet Woods Bandstand.
These FREE concerts feature a variety of local performers, hands-on art activities for children, sweet and savory food trucks, and a Community Partner collecting non-monetary donations to aid our neighbors in need. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure parking, order dinner from the food truck vendors, and to bring product donations to benefit our Community Partner, Project Connect.

Volunteers from the Cincinnati Parks Foundation's Emerging Leaders group will be on-hand to sell beer. Proceeds benefit Cincinnati Parks Foundation. Emerging Leaders is the Cincinnati Parks Foundation's young professional group. Learn more about it here.

July 11 The Amador Sisters, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra String Quartet presents Star-Spangled Stories
July 18 - Chuck Brisbin and The Tuna Project
July 25 - Push Play

Rain location on the first floor of Clifton Cultural Arts Center (3711 Clifton Ave)
Smale Family Fun - July 12!
Smale Mind and Body