"Throughout 2012, the Park Board was, "the Best at Getting Better." The year was marked with new parks, improved parks, new technologies, improved efficiencies, and endless innovative approaches getting the job done..."
~ Marian J. Lindberg, President of Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners
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 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. We have 5 regional and 70 neighborhood parks and 34 nature preserves. Most are open from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
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.
Add it up, and Cincinnati Parks manages more than 10 percent of city land.
Use CincinnatiParks.com to find parks by location or special interests. Then discover how to get involved with, support, and celebrate the amazing variety of nature and outdoor fun in Cincinnati city parks.
Accessibility in the 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: