Cincinnati Parks Partners With Metro
Cincinnati Parks Director Willie F. Carden Jr., along with Metro CEO Terry Garcia Crews, Great Parks of Hamilton County Executive Director Jack Sutton, Cincinnati Recreation Commission Director Christopher Bigham, and Green Umbrella Executive Director Brewster Rhoads unveiled new bus stop signs that will be used to mark bus stops near dozens of park facilities across Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
The special park signs represent one of the first collaborative initiatives between the Cincinnati Parks, Great Parks of Hamilton County and Cincinnati Recreation Commission. By working with Metro and Green Umbrella, the project urges residents to visit community parks and facilities via environmentally-friendly transit.
Metro will also debut a new brochure called "Metro Guide to Green Fun" to guide bus riders who want to visit parks and recreation centers in the area. The brochure, highlighting 37 locations with healthy and green activities, can be found on each of the partner's websites and at designated parks and facilities.
To encourage bus ridership, Metro provided Cincinnati Parks with 26 free ride tickets to give away to our Nature Next Door participants. Nature Next Door campers will be given the opportunity to write and essay or draw a picture (depending on age) of what they would like to do if they could take the bus to explore a new park for the day.