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 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
- Congratulations RiverTrekkers!
On Friday July 25, 48 teens paddled their way to Downtown Cincinnati’s Public Landing after a week-long 75+ mile journey along the Little Miami River. They were met by a crowd of family members, friends and well-wishers.
- Healthy Competition for CRC Aquatics
CRC Aquatics recently held two competitions which allowed participants to show off their skills – CRC’s Guard Start Competition and the Citywide Swim Team Finals.
- CRC Receives Grant for Adapted Aquatics
Cincinnati Recreation Commission-Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Aquatics are the proud recipients of the Autism Speaks Scholarship Fund for Swimming and Water Safety. Autism Speaks created this grant program to offer scholarships for swimming and water safety lessons for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- July is Park and Recreation Month – Celebrate with Cincinnati Recreation Commission and Cincinnati Parks!
Celebrate Park and Recreation Month at Cincinnati Recreation Commission pools and centers and Cincinnati Parks all over town.
- Enjoy FREE Live Theater at Hirsch Recreation Center
Cincinnati Recreation Commission's Hirsch Recreation Center presents "Back in the Day" – a story about one family's struggle to survive in 1964.
Opening night is Friday, July 25. Other performances include July 29-August 1, and August 4 – 7. All performances are at 2:00 p.m. and are FREE.