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2020 Butterfly Show

Activity Shifts Start End
Door Guard 41 3/23/2020 4/24/2020
Early Morning Door Guard 2 4/12/2020 6/13/2020
Evening Door Guard (Photography Nights) 5 4/13/2020 5/18/2020

Explore Nature! Opportunities

Explore Nature! is the nature education division of Cincinnati Parks. Offering programming at 5 nature center throughout the city, as well as in parks and at special events. Naturalists often need assistance with public programs and special events throughout the year.  

The Councelors In Training (CIT) program is a Parks youth service program, offering teens ages 13 - 17 the opportunity to work along side our Naturalists with our summer day camps, and a few year round opportunities.  

Activity Shifts Start End
NEW CIT SIGN UP - Counselor In Training Teen Service Program 1 5/11/2020 8/7/2020
RETURNING CIT - Councelor In Training Teen Service Program 1 5/11/2020 8/7/2020

Krohn Conservatory

Activity Shifts Start End
Krohn Conservatory Horticultural Assistance 0

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 christyl.johnson-roberts@cincinnati-oh.gov, 513.479.8916

Activity Shifts Start End
Butterfly Show Orientation 1
New Volunteer Orientation 9 3/17/2020 10/27/2020

Special Interest Projects

Activity Shifts Start End
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP) 1 4/20/2020 11/20/2020
Tree Catalog Project 0

Working Out In Parks

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
Alms Park Green Up Days 3 3/28/2020 5/23/2020
Ault Park - Cherry Tree Care and Maintenance 1 4/1/2020 11/30/2020
Ault Park - Clean Up and Horticultural Assistance 224 2/24/2020 12/31/2020
Badgley Run Trail Improvement Project 7 4/25/2020 10/17/2020
Bellevue Park Green Up Day 1 4/4/2020 4/4/2020
Caldwell Nature Preserve Green Up Day 1 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
California Woods Nature Preserve Green Up Day 1 4/25/2020 4/25/2020
Fairview Park Green Up Day 1 4/4/2020 4/4/2020
Hauck Botanic Garden Green Up Day 1 4/4/2020 4/4/2020
Inwood Park Green Up Day 1 4/4/2020 4/4/2020
Mt. Storm Gardeners 1
Riverfront Clean Up and Horticulture Assistance ONGOING 0
Smale Gardening Group 30 4/7/2020 10/27/2020
Trail Maintenance 1
Walnut Woods "Treeforestation" Project 4 3/7/2020 6/20/2020

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."

The mission of the Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners is “to conserve, manage, sustain, and enhance parks’ natural and cultural resources and public greenspace for the enjoyment, enlightenment and enrichment of the Cincinnati community.“ Our vision is to serve as a leader in using Cincinnati parks to build better lives and better communities. The Park Board’s guiding principles are for the parks to be clean, safe, reliable, green, beautiful and enriching.

Cincinnati Parks C.A.R.E.S

Creating Economic Impacts

Advancing Conservation

Rejuvenating Health and Wellness

Enhancing Quality of Life

Sustaining Social Equity