Cincinnati Parks & MadTree Brewing Planting Trees With A Purpose

Three MadTree Brewing employees planting trees at Inwood Park

Cincinnati Parks & MadTree Brewing Planting Trees With A Purpose

On November 1, 2021, MadTree Brewing, in collaboration with Groundwork ORV and Cincinnati Parks Foundation/Cincinnati Parks, planted over 40 mature trees at Inwood Park, a recently designated top local Cincinnati Park.  Work centered around the newly installed playground that was designed to be universally accessible for children of all ages. These trees will provide much needed shade in the summer heat and will add canopy coverage in one of our urban neighborhoods. Invasive species removal also took place to open up sightlines along paths creating safer and more open trails.

“We are excited to be partnering again with Cincinnati Parks and Cincinnati Parks Foundation to get outside and get our hands dirty at Inwood Park on November 1,” said Rhiannon Hoeweler, Director of Strategic Impact at MadTree. Inwood was recently designated by Lonely Planet as one of the top 9 parks in all of Cincinnati. Located on Vine Street, Inwood Park has a storied history in Cincinnati, including being an old rock quarry and is just one mile north of MadTree’s new location, Alcove bar + restaurant, set to open in the winter of 2022.

“Part of what drew us to work in this particular Cincinnati Park was its proximity to our new location, but also the way the Cincinnati Parks/Cincinnati Parks Foundation team worked with the community and PNC Bank to to design and build-out of the new PNC Grow Up Great Playground,” said Hoeweler. “We love that the neighborhood, children too, were invited and included to make sure the playground was inclusive from start to finish.”

The playground features two “tot” sized houses with elements for small children, musical instruments, and colorful ground-level panels. There are also a variety of swing types including a fully accessible ADA swing, a spinner that accommodates mobility devices, and a zip line, the first of its kind from the Park Board.

Cincinnati Parks Director Kara Kish said, “We are fortunate to have partners like MadTree Brewing, whose commitment to a thriving park system in Cincinnati runs deep. They are helping to plant trees and building upon the great momentum we have going at Inwood Park, enhancing this space for our residents and park users to enjoy. We are beyond grateful for their many efforts on our behalf including the annual ReLeaf tree planting program and look forward to continuing this collaboration for many years to come.”

“This planting at Inwood Park will be a wonderful addition to the hundreds of trees that the MadTree team has helped plant in Laurel Park and Mt. Storm Park. It illustrates their commitment to supporting Cincinnati Parks and the community,” said Jennifer Spieser Executive Director of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation.

About MadTree Brewing Company

When MadTree was started 8 years ago, we were driven to craft great beer – but more importantly – to build something bigger than ourselves and the high-quality beer we produce.  Since the beginning, we have cared deeply about creating meaningful connections with our communities.  We embrace our name MadTree and work to celebrate and protect nature, while reducing our impact on the environment.  We are proud members of 1% For The Planet, with a commitment to donate 1% of our sales to non-profits focused on environmental sustainability. The craftspeople at MadTree wake up every day to connect people to nature and each other.

We are MadTree. Inspiring Madness, Rooted in Purpose.


Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners

The Park Board’s Urban Forestry division works diligently to bring each residential neighborhood up to 40% tree canopy coverage to help improve the impacts of air pollution, urban heat island effect, residential energy demands, and storm water management. Just one large canopy deciduous tree, such as an oak or sycamore, can help control 400 to 1,000 gallons of stormwater through canopy interception. This benefits homeowners by adding shade, beauty, reducing soil erosion, and managing flooding from rainfall.


Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Cincinnati Parks Foundation is the official philanthropic partner of Cincinnati Parks and was founded in 1995. Cincinnati Parks Foundation is committed to building broad-based private and public partnerships supporting the conservation and enhancement of our city’s parks and greenspaces. For more information, visit cincinnatiparksfoundation.org.

Three MadTree employees planting trees
Director of Cincinnati Parks, Kara Kish, speaking at tree planting event
Exectuvie Director of Cincinnati Parks Foundation Jennifer Spieser speaking at volunteer event
Two MadTree employees planting trees
Three MadTree employees planting trees
Four MadTree employees planting trees
Volunteers and Cincinnati Parks staff removing invasive plants
Volunteers securing tree into the ground
Employees placing tree into hole they dug