Cin Recreation Foundation


CRC’s Grant Park Playground in OTR to Receive a Makeover

CRC’s Grant Park Playground in Over the Rhine will receive some TLC from the City of Cincinnati as part of the North East Quadrant OTR Neighborhood Enhancement Program. This City/community partnership will concentrate efforts to remove blight, lower crime and improve the neighborhood, with a special focus on Grant Park.

The City of Cincinnati, along with numerous community partners, will hold a press conference to kick off the program. The press conference will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. at Grant Park Playground, East McMicken Avenue, in Over the Rhine. Please consider donating to this worthwhile project

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What is the Cincinnati Recreation Foundation?

The Cincinnati Recreation Foundation was established in February 1996 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to aid and improve the quality of life for Cincinnati citizens. This is accomplished by supplementing the services offered by Cincinnati Recreation Commission. This goal is only achieved through the generous donations of countless individuals, businesses, industries and organizations. These tax-deductible donations give the Foundation the chance to have a direct and immediate impact on the City of Cincinnati.

How Do I Make a Donation?

Contributions to the Foundation may be made in several forms such as cash, checks, bequests, stocks and bonds, chattels, equipment, services or real estate. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization according to the laws of the state of Ohio. It is recognized by the US Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public foundation. All contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please make checks payable to the Cincinnati Recreation Foundation.


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How is it organized?

The Cincinnati Recreation Foundation comprises a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board works hand in hand with Staff and Commission Members to determine the distribution of Foundation funds. Funds are aimed at aiding recreation programs that the city budget cannot support.

 How Do We Support the Community?

  • Instituting Youth & Teen Programs
  • Awarding Youth Scholarships for Memberships and Programs
  • Helping Children with Disabilities
  • Supporting Senior Citizen Programs
  • Purchasing Recreation Equipment
  • Encouraging Creative Programming