Friends of Parks eNews

Cincinnati Parks Foundation is excited to be part of some incredible programs in your spectacular Cincinnati Parks this summer. From Rapid Run Park , to Burnet Woods and Smale Riverfront Park, there is so much to see and do this summer.

Please join us for a movie under the stars, free yoga, live music and family fun along the riverfront, brought to you by many generous friends of Cincinnati Parks. Please read on for more information, check out our website or like us on Facebook for the full schedule of events. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see photos from these events.

Thank you for your friendship and continued support.

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.
Mission Moment
Did you know that there are three popular trails that pass through Cincinnati’s downtown riverfront parks? The next time you're strolling by the river, be sure to check out these trails!

Tying together our three downtown riverfront parks is the beautiful Riverwalk. Starting at the easternmost point of this trail in the Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park , one can hike, walk or run around 2.2 miles to the westernmost point of Smale Riverfront Park , where it ends at the Castellini Esplanade on Elm Street.

Ohio River Trail
You'll find that a section of the Ohio River Trail, which is a multi-use trail along the Ohio River, runs right through our riverfront parks. Many sections of this trail are already complete, but eventually, it will connect Clermont County to Southeastern Indiana, right along the Ohio River. The trail also connects to the Little Miami River Trail (which is part of the Ohio to Erie Trail).
Ohio to Erie Trail
The Ohio to Erie Trail, also referred to as Route 1, connects the Ohio River to Lake Erie, spanning the state for 326 miles! It's a collection of regional multi-use trails, primarily on separate paved trails, with less than 50 miles on city streets and rural roads. The trail largely follows land formerly occupied by railroads and canals from Smale Riverfront Park to downtown Cleveland.
Rockin' The Roebling!
June Summer Music Festival
Don't miss this FREE event at Ault Park Pavillion (5090 Observatory Circle). Come dance to fantastic live music at the June Summer Music Festival, from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Eli's BBQ, Hungry Bros, beer, wine and water will be available for purchase. Bring all of your friends and enjoy listening to the band Gen X.
Wednesdays in the Woods - Come Tonight!
Join us for free evening performances - every Wednesday at 7pm. All concerts take place at the Burnet Woods Bandstand.
These wonderful 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 and to 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.

June 6 - Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra presents Summer of Love
June 13 - Orquesta Kandela
June 20 - Natural Progression
June 27 - Krystal Peterson and The Queen City Band

Rain location on the first floor of Clifton Cultural Arts Center (3711 Clifton Ave)
Smale Family Fun - Don't Miss this Thursday!
Smale Mind and Body
Butterfly Show - There's Still Time!