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Cincinnati Parks is giving away free trees. The Park Board's Urban Forestry division runs the annual ReLeaf program as an effort to bring residential neighborhoods up to 40% tree canopy coverage.

What's Happening This Summer In Cincinnati Parks

Apr 26, 2019

Cincinnati Parks is planning for a busy summer of events, concerts, family fun, and more at the 100+ properties in the system. 

The Vital Role Urban Forests Play In Our Lives

Jan 9, 2019
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In late 2015, Cincinnati Parks starred in the documentary Trees in Trouble. The film describes the threat posed to forests by insects and highlights the Parks' efforts to respond to the Emerald Ash Borer crisis. It also explores the history of urban forestry in the U.S. and Cincinnati’s unique leadership dating back to its hosting of the United States' first Urban Forestry Congress in 1882.

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The Showboat Majestic has a long history of entertaining people along the Ohio River. The floating theater now sits along Cincinnati's riverfront, but it might not be at the Public Landing for long. Cincinnati Parks Department is trying to sell the local landmark.

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A controversial proposal to let the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) place a building inside Burnet Woods has been voted down 3-2 by the Cincinnati Parks Board. 

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After several years of planning, a statue honoring Cincinnati boxing legend Ezzard Charles is finally about to become reality.

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Cincinnati Parks have 10 top 10 rankings in a survey released Wednesday by the Trust for Public Land.

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A group of campers and artists want to make neighbors with the wildlife in one of Cincinnati's oldest parks. Two proposals would change part of the 90-acres inside Clifton's Burnet Woods.

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The Trust for Public Land released its annual ParkScore Index Wednesday, which ranks city parks across the nation based on such factors as access, acreage, investment and amenties. 

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Cincinnati, the city's Park Board and the Parks Foundation have reached an agreement on who controls and accounts for endowment money used for park projects.

The Park Board will hold a special meeting Monday morning to consider the memorandum of understanding.

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March 23 is National Puppy Day, and that means someone somewhere has released a survey in honor of the nation's furry friends.

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Lawyers involved say they're very close to reaching a "memorandum of understanding" (MOU) between the city of Cincinnati and the park board on how funds in park endowment accounts are spent and accounted for.

A city attorney and lawyers representing some city park board members provided an update during a park board meeting Thursday.

One of Cincinnati's most beloved holiday traditions is now open. The Krohn Conservatory (located in Eden Park) is presenting its holiday show, Cincinnati Choo Choo, through January. 

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The current director of parks and recreation in Greensboro, North Carolina will soon oversee the Cincinnati Park system.  

The Cincinnati Park Board announced Wednesday Wade Walcutt will replace Willie Carden who's retiring.

Concerts & Other Summer Fun At The Cincinnati Parks

May 19, 2017

The Cincinnati Parks are gearing up for a busy summer of concerts and events spread over their 5000 acres in the city. 

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The Cincinnati Park Board will have new leadership next year.

President Otto Budig announced during a board meeting Thursday morning he will not seek another term.  His appointment had expired in 2015.

Since 1933, one of Cincinnati’s most treasured traditions is the Krohn Conservatory Holiday Show

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Representatives from the Cincinnati Parks Department and the Park Board say they are working to implement observations from a fiscal review released last week.

It recommended more accountability and better accounting systems for the Cincinnati Park Board, park employees, and the separate Parks Foundation.

Some Cincinnati Council members are still asking that audits of the Metropolitan Sewer District and the city's parks department be released before votes on the budget later this month.

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Cincinnati park officials say there was nothing illegal, immoral or unethical about the way Smale Riverfront Park was constructed.

A recent Cincinnati Enquirer article questioned why some of the construction work was done without contract bidding.

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