Arbor Day Celebration

Students at the Fairview-Clifton German Language School celebrate Arbor Day with Mr. Tree

Arbor Day Celebration

Cincinnati Parks commitment to advancing the cause of conservation and public education relating to the many benefits of trees comes together in one awesome weekend. Cincinnati Parks is excited to host an Arbor Day weekend celebration April 26 & 27. Come join us!

2019 marks the 38th consecutive year our Urban Forestry Program has been awarded the Tree City USA accreditation through the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Cincinnati Parks are proud to help bring this to life in Cincinnati.

You are invited to check out one of our Arbor Day events, pick up a seedling, or visit your local park to celebrate a tree.

Kick-Off Celebration Arbor Day

Mt. Storm, Friday April 26, 2019 | 9-12 p.m.
Get involved & help with the reforestation project of Mt Storm Park. Volunteers will be planting, mulching, and installing deer protection around 50 trees. Contact our volunteer coordinator Christyl Johnson-Roberts via email or call 513-321-6070 to join. We will be recognizing the day with a program and proclamation dedicating April 26th as Arbor Day in Cincinnati.

Tree Plantings

Hopkins & Eden Park, Friday April 26, 2019 | 9-12 p.m.
Volunteer to plant a tree and receive your own tree seedling to plant at home. Contact our volunteer coordinator Christyl Johnson-Roberts via email or call 513-321-6070 to join.

Smale Riverfront Park Planting Demonstration

Smale Riverfront Park, Saturday April 27, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A Cincinnati Parks professional horticulturist will be doing an education & planting demonstration of proper tree planting techniques. Staff will be on hand to answer questions from the public. Other activities include a family friendly scavenger hunt and live animal encounters from Cool Critters. Seedlings will be handed out to the first 200 participants.

Spring Fest

Burnet Woods, Saturday April 27, 2019 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come celebrate the beauty and bounty of Spring at this free family event. Enjoy live music from the Dancing Pigs Band and Jay Swanson. Wild edible cooking demonstrations, animal encounters, crafts, children’s activities and vendors will also be onsite as will experts to answer your questions about native plant conservation and habitat restoration. Visitors may also take guided tours of Burnet Woods to learn about the area’s unique ecology and history. The event is at the Trailside Nature Center at 3251 Brookline Drive. Free parking is located along the Brookline Drive entrance off of Jefferson/Ludlow.