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Accessibility

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.

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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 fill out a Reasonable Accommodation Request Form linked here. Send completed forms to Kelly Piller. For questions call us at 513-357-2604.

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

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.

Everybody’s Treehouse

An accessible treehouse was constructed in 2006 in Mt. Airy Forest affording treetop views for visitors of all abilities. The treehouse is 1,500 square feet and 14 feet off the ground with 6 side ramps connected to 12 trees. It is a testimony to community spirit, built by volunteer labor and donations from several partners, including the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, the Rotary Foundation, WCPO and the Scripps Howard Foundation. Michael Flannery of WCPO helped to spur the idea and gather the many partners. Forever Young Treehouses was involved with the design and build and the Cincinnati Bengals hosted a Hometown Huddle and helped with the pavement leading up to the treehouse. This treehouse is often referred to as the first universally accessible treehouse West of the Alleghenies.

Bettman Sensory Garden and Pathway

Located in O’Bryonville, this historical outdoor space provides a series of accessible walkways, easy access to an overlook, an accessible picnic table and raised planting beds. We remain grateful to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation who played a key role in funding this important project.

Krohn Conservatory

Cincinnati’s iconic flora center features a long sloped interior walkway, which provides universal access to the Palm House and the waterfall. And last year in partnership with the Parks Foundation, the Gale garden in honor of Betty Gale was made accessible thanks to the Nelson Schwab Family Foundation

Seasongood Pavilion

Eden Park’s outdoor amphitheater is accessible with ramps providing access to seating areas that were previously inaccessible on this steeply sloping site.

Smale Riverfront Park

Here you will find walkways and park features designed to be enjoyed by all. The park is served by several elevators and accessible routes to and along the river. The Anderson Pavilion and Carol Ann’s Carousel  features are also accessible.

Hyde Park Square

This year, sidewalks in the park were widened to make them accessible, connecting to ramps that were formerly added to this raised park in the center of Hyde Park to make the Square accessible. The project was made possible thanks o the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and many individual community donations.

Burnet Woods

An accessible fishing station was created at the lake.