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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

7/15/14
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.

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. 


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