Cincinnati Park Board

City parks
12:03 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

2013 Balluminaria being cancelled because of high winds

Balluminaria at Eden Park in Cincinnati
Park Board Website/photo by Jim Barrett

The Cincinnati Park Board has decided to cancel Saturday’s Balluminaria at Eden Park because of the forecast for high winds.  

Officials said in a release balloons like calmer wind speeds, in the single digits, especially for inflating in smaller areas such as Mirror Lake.  Wind speeds Saturday are predicted to be 20 plus miles per hour.  

The park board said it doesn't want to risk the safety of the balloonists, staff or guests.  

The event will not be rescheduled.

Cincinnati budget
3:18 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Cincinnati park supporters outlining possible cuts

If the Cincinnati Parks' budget is cut, all park fountains - like these at the newly opened Smale Riverfront Park - could run dry this summer, according to park advocates.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati park officials are laying out some drastic changes you could expect this summer if proposed budget cuts are approved by City Council. Fountains could be turned off, lakes could be drained and flower beds could go unplanted.

Ault Park's Facebook page lists more closings that could be considered including the Mt. Airy Dog Park and Disc Golf course, a handful of entire parks, and all park restrooms.

Here's a letter being circulated by one park advocacy group:

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Cincinnati Parks
4:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

QR codes make plant identification easier at Cincinnati parks

A QR code at Ault Park
Ann Thompson WVXU

The Cincinnati Park Board is arming its visitors with information. A pilot project is underway at Ault Park and Krohn Conservatory using smart phone quick response technology.

Ault Park horticulturist Dave Roberts is in demand. Plenty of park visitors seek him out to ask questions about what they are seeing.

"You know, what's in bloom, what this plant is and can I collect the seeds and can I do this in my garden and will it take over everything?"

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