Welcome to Cincinnati Parks
Hill-top parks with spectacular views, a 1,459-acre forest to explore, Krohn Conservatory’s year-round greenery, nature centers that host family programs, architectural gems to host your special event, picnic areas galore, enclosed dog parks: these are some of the great features of Cincinnati Parks. But the best feature of our parks…You!
The City of Cincinnati Park’s system has been rated ‘excellent’ by the Trust for Public Land for leveraging and finding funding sources that allows us to conserve and maintain our beautiful parks. Cincinnati Parks ensures that everyone enjoys close-to-home access to a park, playground, or natural area.
Cincinnati Parks maintains parkways and neighborhood gateways in addition to managing Cincinnati’s Street Tree program on 1,000 miles of city streets.
The Cincinnati Park Board operates five nature centers, an arboretum and one of the largest public plant conservatories in the country. Our public art collection is the Midwest’s largest. Most of our Parks are open from 6:00am until 10:00pm.
Add it up, and Cincinnati Parks manages more than 10 percent of city land.
Accessibility in Cincinnati Parks
Thank you for visiting Cincinnati Parks website.
Our mission is to develop and maintain the Cincinnati Parks website so it’s accessible to everyone. Each visitor and citizen using this website has the right to obtain information independently and conveniently, and interact with the website easily.
Cincinnati Parks Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Cincinnati Parks is committed to providing a quality experience at all our parks and facilities by providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities upon request.
To request an accommodation call us at 513 357 2604 so we may direct you.
City of Cincinnati Notice Under the ADA
The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing its programs, services, and activities without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.
In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the City of Cincinnati will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its programs, services, or activities. The City will make reasonable modifications to its policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy its programs, services, and activities. The City will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids for effective communication for qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact the City’s Office of Aging and Accessibility if you require any special accommodations or communication aids.
Visit the City of Cincinnati ADA Compliance Page at the link below
Accessible Features at Cincinnati Parks
Cincinnati Parks provides an accessible park system with a range of features and facilities throughout the city. There are playgrounds, picnic areas, shelters, walks and pathways, nature centers, gardens, overlooks and a conservatory, to name just a few park facilities. Due to topography and the nature of some park sites, there are areas of parks that are not fully accessible to some people with disabilities, but Parks endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations as requested.
Some notable accessible features in parks include the following sites:
- Bettman Sensory Garden and Pathway
- Arboretum Garden Pathway
- Mt. Airy Tree House
- All Playgrounds
- Eden Park Memorial Groves
- Ault Park Gardens
- Alms Park Overlooks
- Smale Riverfront Park
- Washington Park
This year “Cincinnati Parks is Strengthening Our Heritage and Building Our Future” and the annual report covers the various ways these goals have been accomplished.