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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

Healthy Competition for CRC Aquatics
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.

7/24/14
CRC Receives Grant for Adapted Aquatics
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).

7/15/14
July is Park and Recreation Month – Celebrate with Cincinnati Recreation Commission and Cincinnati Parks!
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.

7/14/14
Enjoy FREE Live Theater at Hirsch Recreation Center
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.

7/11/14
South Cumminsville chosen for ‘Community Makeover’
South Cumminsville chosen for ‘Community Makeover’

Procter & Gamble, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announce the neighborhood of South Cumminsville as the winner of the 2014 Community Makeover.


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