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Ault Park Commons Officially Opens

Families play on the new Ault Commons equipment

Ault Park Commons Officially Opens

Today, City leaders joined with the State of Ohio and community members to officially cut the ribbon on the new Ault Park Commons. This new area will serve as an asset for generations of Cincinnatians to enjoy. Features of the project include a walking loop, exercise equipment, a refurbished lawn and an accessible woodland trail.

The project was made possible by the generous donations and collaboration from the City of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Park Board, the State of Ohio , the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, the Sherman Family, and the Ault Park Advisory Council.

Community members joined with dignitaries to recognize the opening of this new feature at Ault Park. During the event Cincinnati Parks Explore Nature conducted a scavenger hunt where children learned about local wildlife as part of National Kids to Parks Day, which was recognized at several Cincinnati Parks.

Wade Walcutt Director of Cincinnati Parks said, “This is another example of how community collaboration can make great things happen. We are fortunate to have this level of participation and support from the Ault Park Advisory Council, under the leadership of Michelle Baxter. Thank you, Representative Brinkman, for being the champion with the State of Ohio and thank you Parks Foundation for your ongoing support and advocacy.” He continued, “When we talk about building better lives and better communities, this project represents exactly what we mean.”

 

 

Families playing on the new exercise equipment
A view from behind the speakers, looking out on the Commons and audience.
Parks Director, Wade Walcutt speaking at a podium
Dignitaries standing in front of the new exercise equipment, smiling and clapping.
A grou of children crowded around scissors cutting the dedication ribbon.
Plaque reading: Ault Commons Maintenance funding in loving memore of William Miller Sherman, 1982-2008, From BMW Store friends & Bill and Gayle Sherman