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2019 National Service Events

Participate in National Service Events through supporting your Cincinnati Parks!  

To provide opportunities for volunteers to remain engaged in their communities - we are scheduling service events throughout the year that are in line with our mission. Work in your favorite parks, greenspaces or with the public - there are many options!

We hope to see you out there! 

Monday, January 21 - MLK Day 

April - Green Up Days (Great American Clean Up), Earth Day, Arbor Day

May - Greater Cincinnati Corporate Challenge (Group Opportunities), Join Hands Day

September - National Day of Service, National Public Lands Day, National Planting Day 

October - Make a Difference Day 

November - Recycles Day

December - International Volunteers Day 

Stay tuned for dates and details!

Activity Shifts Start End
Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration 1 4/26/2019 4/26/2019
Earth Day Service Project @ Eden Park 1 4/22/2019 4/22/2019
Earth Day Service Project @ Washington Park 1 4/22/2019 4/22/2019

Orientation and Training Workshops for Volunteers

Orientations for new volunteers and special trainings and workshops facilitated by Parks Staff offered to volunteers currently serving in Parks. 

  • Training/workshops may include tool use and safety training, growing practices, design concepts
  • Informative presentations regarding Cincinnati Park Board history and current land use, among other topics

Monthly orientations held for volunteers seeking more information about the opportunities to support Cincinnati Parks. 

  • The orientation will include a brief presentation about Parks, how we serve, who we serve, and the expectations of being a representative for Cincinnati Parks. 
  • Parks Staff will sometimes present information on their role and how volunteers have helped them. 
  • Details about specific opportunities offered in Parks 

For more information, please contact, 513.479.8916

Activity Shifts Start End
New Volunteer Orientation 6 6/18/2019 11/19/2019

Urban Parks & Green Spaces

Activities such as invasive plant removal, park beautification, and conservation are among many of the different projects we will have listed here. If you have a favorite park in which is not listed below, please reach out to us! We would love to coordinate involvement in your neighborhood.

CENTRALLY LOCATED: Eden Park, Washington Park, Piatt, Inwood, Bellevue, Lytle, Fairview, Hauck Botanic Garden

ON THE RIVERFRONT:  Smale, Sawyer Point & Bicentennial Commons, Yaetmans Cove, Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park

ON THE EAST SIDE: Ault, French, Fleischmann Garden, Alms, Stanbery, Drake, Kennedy Heights, Owl's Nest, Hyde Park Square, Geier Esplanade.

ON THE WEST SIDE: Mt. Airy, Mt. Echo, Rapid Run, Mt. Storm, Burnet Woods, Hofner Park, Inwood Park 

Activity Shifts Start End
Ault Park - Clean Up and Horticultural Assistance 1
Krohn Conservatory Horticultural Assistance 1
Mt. Storm Gardeners 1
Riverfront Clean Up and Horticulture Assistance ONGOING 0

Mission Statement

"To conserve, manage, sustain and enhance parks' natural and cultural resources and public green spaces for the enjoyment, enlightenment and enrichment of the Cincinnati community."