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Cincinnati Recreation Commission

Established in 1927, the Cincinnati Recreation Commission provides recreational, cultural, leisure and educational activities for Cincinnatians of all ages and abilities.

CRC improves the quality of life in Cincinnati, makes city neighborhoods more attractive to prospective residents and is vital for Cincinnati's continuing growth and competitiveness. Read More

Christopher BighamChristopher A. Bigham

Director of Recreation

Christopher A. Bigham became the Director of Recreation in September 2011, returning to CRC from the Finance Department of the City of Cincinnati where he had been Finance Manager since 2008. Read More

Board of Commissioners

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission is made up of five board members and two non-voting youth members. The Commission holds monthly public meetings and is responsible for setting CRC policy. Read More

Contact The CRC

Cincinnati Recreation Commission
805 Central Ave., Suite 800
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513-352-4000
513-352-1633 (fax)
info.crc@cincinnati-oh.gov

Recreation Personnel

Latest News

7/7/14
CRC Summer Track Program
CRC Summer Track Program

Join us to support CRC youth as they begin CRC’s Summer Track program with a meet at Taft High School’s Stargell Stadium, Tuesday, July 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Runners in this competitive intramural recreation center league range in age from 8-12 and will be competing in three to four events.

7/3/14
Councilmember Simpson to Learn to Swim with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission
Councilmember Simpson to Learn to Swim with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission

 During the month of July, Simpson will learn to swim in CRC swim lessons at Lincoln Pool.

On Wednesday, July 2nd, Councilmember Yvette Simpson and representatives from the Cincinnati Recreation Commission discussed the importance of learning to swim, and encouraged anyone who cannot swim to enroll in CRC’s “I Can Swim!” Project & Scholarship Program. 

7/1/14
Lifeguard Training Course Begins Monday, July 7
Lifeguard Training Course Begins Monday, July 7

 CRC is hiring more lifeguards to staff the pools for the summer. The next lifeguard training course begins Monday, July 7. Class runs through Friday, July 11; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day at Ryan Pool 3324 Meyer Pl., 45211. 

6/30/14
Great Swimming at the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
Great Swimming at the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

 Cincinnati Recreation Commission swimmers joined hundreds of pool goers at aquatic centers, pools and waterparks around the globe to be part of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on June 20. This built awareness about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim and be safe around water.

6/19/14
Special Meeting of the Cincinnati Recreation Commission
Special Meeting of the Cincinnati Recreation Commission

NOTICE is HEREBY GIVEN:

There will be a Special Meeting of the Cincinnati Recreation Commission on Monday, June 23, 2014 9amET at the Cincinnati Recreation Commission Main Office Board Room - 805 Central Avenue, Suite 800 45202.

The purpose of this meeting is to take action on the Price Hill Incline Project.


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