Cincinnati Parks Foundation


Established 1995

Mission Cincinnati Parks Foundation is committed to building broad-based public/private partnerships supporting the conservation and enhancement of our city’s parks and greenspaces.


Serving Our Community Cincinnati Parks Foundation, the official philanthropic partner of Cincinnati Parks, is committed to your top-rated urban parks system.

Through the ongoing support of private citizens, Cincinnati Parks Foundation connects people to nature and inspires the next generation of park stewards.

The Foundation provides instrumental support for fostering community partnerships and launching new initiatives throughout Cincinnati Parks.

Did you know? Cincinnati Parks…

  • Cover 10 percent of Cincinnati’s landmass
  • Impact all neighborhoods—75 neighborhood parks, 80,000+ street trees
  • Anchor community regions—five regional parks, seven riverfront parks
  • Promote community health—65+ miles of hiking trails, 52 playgrounds
  • Spark curiosity—five nature centers, one conservatory, 300+ works of public art
  • Conserve natural beauty and habitats—34 preserves and nature areas


Executive Staff

Jennifer Hafner Spieser, Executive Director
Sarah A. McManus, Associate Director

Board of Directors

John E. Neyer, President
Cathy S. Caldemeyer, Vice President
Donald L. Mellott Jr., Treasurer
Dacia M. Snider, Secretary
Harry J. Kangis, Director At-Large
Mark J. Busher, Past President
Mary Jo Bazeley
Roger David
Kenneth Davis Jr., M.D.
Fay Dupuis
Susan Abernethy Frank
Trudi Fullen
Melvin Grier
Thomas F. Hankinson
Aric Hssel
Cynthia Henderson
Mark Jeffreys
Steve Jemison
Dhani M. Jones
Toni LaBoiteaux
Polk Laffoon IV
Skip Merten
John A. Mocker Jr.
Eleanor K. Moffat
Warner Off
Bruce I. Petrie Jr.
Laura Schmidt
Keke Sansalone
Timothy F. Seifert
Ellen Sole
Amber Burke Sprengard
Larry Stillpass
Jane Reed Terrill
William F. Thiemann
Daniel D. Vogelpohl
Lori Wellinghoff
Lindsay Wilhelm

Other Ways to Help


  • Hats Off Luncheon, May 2017
  • Cocktails & Crown Jewels, May–September 2017
  • Kids Days, Yoga & Spinning at Smale Riverfront Park, May–September 2017
  • Friends of Parks Golf Outing,
    October 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Corporate team and individual volunteer opportunities year-round
  • Current opportunities posted online at

Cincinnati Parks Foundation
421 Oak St.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 861-0023



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