Friends of Parks eNews

Cincinnati Parks Foundation continues to be inspired and grateful for all of YOU, our Friends of Cincinnati Parks. We are thankful for the beauty and stunning colors of autumn painted wildly throughout the Queen City. We are grateful for the many talented and generous individuals who work within Cincinnati Parks, those with passion so immense and sincere it’s inspirational.
Please take a moment to read through our October Friends of Parks eNews edition to learn more about what we’ve been up to lately.
Wishing you and yours a sweet moment of pause throughout this fall season. 

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.
Special Thanks
A big shout-out to the Duke Energy Foundation for our recent grant award of $10,000 for the 2019 Fall ReLeaf Program .

Thanks to Duke's commitment to our environment, 500 trees will be planted throughout Cincinnati next year! 

We have such a strong community of people who love and support YOUR Cincinnati Parks. And we couldn't be more grateful.
Did you Know?
Cincinnati’s beautiful parks are not only places of leisure, but are also rich in history. Did you know that the 57-acre Mt. Storm Park is the site of the 19th-century estate of Robert Bowler, where he entertained the Prince of Wales and Charles Dickens?

The Temple of Love gazebo-pavilion is all that remains of this once grand homestead. The Corinthian mini-temple in Mt. Storm Park was designed in 1850 as an elaborate cover to the underground reservoir which supplied Bowler's house, gardens, greenhouses and lakes.

For those who visit the park now, Mt. Storm offers a shelter, playground and overlook with views of the Clifton Skyline and the Millcreek Valley. In the Winter, it is also known for some magnificent sledding!
Pique-nique dans le Parc
A big thanks to Dulany Anning & Amy DeWitt for hosting the first ever Women's Committee Picnic in the Park. On September 20th, Women's Committee members gathered at the John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park   for a fun and casual French-themed picnic in the park.

Guests enjoyed their picnics while mingling and catching up with one another on one of the last days of Summer. The Women’s Committee of Smale Riverfront Park is committed to endowing, maintaining and preserving riverfront greenspace, while educating the public as to how they can help protect this wonderful urban treasure.
For a limited time, you can become a member of The Women's Committee. Please click here to learn more about this thriving group of women. A one time gift, for a lifetime of benefits for you and Cincinnati Parks.

Thank you again to Dulany Anning and Amy DeWitt for hosting this lovely event. It was a beautiful day, shared with amazing women.
Views & Brews - So much fun!
Thank you to everyone who attended our super fun Views & Brews Bus Tour last Friday, September 28th. We could not have asked for a more perfect evening with absolutely stunning weather.

A big shout out to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation Emerging Leaders for making this event happen, and a very special thanks to Sarah DeDiemar and Maddie Caldemeyer who chaired this event.
We had 3 bus loads of young professionals who shared food, brews and laughter along the tour which included stops at  Smale Riverfront Park Alms Park French Park , and  Mt. Storm .

We saw gorgeous views at each of the parks and were so grateful to meet many new friends at this event.

Thank you so much to our sponsors. It was a very special evening, with a wonderful group of people.
Don't miss Ezz Fest - this Saturday!
Come celebrate with us at the first annual EZZ Fest at Laurel Park , October 6th from 12:00pm-4:00pm . EZZ Fest is an arts, athletics & music festival, featuring live art sculpting of the the soon to be complete Ezzard Charles statue, live jazz music, boxing activities and many local vendors.

Join the Society of the Cincinnati Cobra and support the construction of the world’s first bronze interactive sculpture, which is being built at Laurel Park ! Ezzard Charles was a West End native, professional boxer, former World Heavyweight Champion and lifelong humanitarian.

Activations unique to the Ezzard Charles statue will include a mobile platform and programming embraced by the community. These activations will enhance the health, quality of life and wellness of Cincinnati’s historic West End neighborhood.

This free festival will be fun for all ages and will celebrate the West End and Ezzard Charles' rich history!
Come join us for an afternoon of fun!
At Home in the Garden
It's not too late to m ake yourself At Home in the Garden at the Krohn Conservatory’s 2018 Fall Show . This delightful show will be going on through October 21, Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Bring the comfort of your living room outside, with a garden blooming in a homemade style. Surround yourself with the sweet smell of chrysanthemums, asters and verbena. Admission for adults is $4.00, youth (5-17) $2.00, and children (4 and under) are free. We hope to see you there!
Friends of Parks Golf Outing - New Date!
The rain may have delayed us, but it can't stop us! Tuesday, October 23rd is the new date for the 11 th Annual Friends of Parks Golf Outing, where guests will spend a day on the course to support your top-rated Cincinnati Parks. Registration & Open House will begin at 10:00 a.m . Shotgun start is promptly at 12:00 p.m. And lastly, cocktails, buffet, awards & raffle will start at 4:30 p.m .
This year's outing is taking place at the Losantiville Country Club , located at: 3097 Losantiville Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45213. The Losantiville golf course is absolutely beautiful and we can't wait for you to see for yourself!
We are happy to report that $30,000 was raised for the event this year! We are so very grateful for your commitment which will continue to support our mission to conserve and enhance all of Cincinnati's parks and greenspaces. We look forward to seeing you on the green!