LeBlond Regional RecPlex


Welcome to CRC’s “vision” of Cincinnati’s first state-of-the-art, inclusive and accessible recreation complex. This vision is being realized in phases, the first of which is complete.   

Thanks to all who have contributed to this effort. Without our sponsors and supporters, CRC’s LeBlond Regional RecPlex would not be a reality.

 LeBlond RecPlex is an ongoing project. You can keep up with progress on this web page as CRC continues to serve the tri-state area and offer a wide variety of leisure services for those with and without disabilities.


While all CRC recreation centers and programs are accessible and inclusive, the LeBlond Regional RecPlex will utilize the principles of universal design to offer the best experiences for individuals and families with or without disabilities. CRC’s mission is not to just meet ADA standards, but to exceed the standards, and provide an experience like no other. The new indoor/outdoor RecPlex will provide inclusive recreation activities, while promoting healthy lifestyles and fitness.

PHASE I: 2013

PNC Field at LeBlond RecPlex   Completed 8/23/13

In August 2013, CRC partnered with PNC Bank and the Reds Community Fund to renovate the ballfield at the LeBlond RecPlex.

Jack Twyman Memorial Multi-Sports Court    Completed 10/22/13

Thanks to Western & Southern for their support.

The multi-sports court is uniquely designed for individuals with and without disabilities to play together. The court provides many opportunities for family and friends to participate in or watch sports of all kinds.


Inclusive Playground    Completed 10/22/13

Thanks goes to the Marvin Lewis Community Fund, Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

This inclusive playground takes accessibility to the max and encourages children and adults of all abilities to enjoy playtime together.



PHASE II: 2014


½-mile Fitness/Bike Trail Loop Connector ($30,000)

The combination fitness track and Ohio River Bike Trail connector will provide opportunities for the entire family to take in the views while participating in physical activity to improve fitness and mental health. This ½-mile loop will be home to CRC’s hand cycling program.

Along the fitness trail, you will find opportunities for an outdoor fitness experience. The fully-accessible equipment is designed to be utilized by all. Fitness benefits include increased strength, coordination and flexibility.

Outdoor Accessible Workout Area ($15,000)

Along the fitness trail, you will find opportunities for an outdoor fitness experience. The fully-accessible equipment is designed to be utilized by all. Fitness benefits include increased strength, coordination and flexibility.


Neos Play System ($20,000)

Cincinnati’s first outdoor electronic playground component combining the speed and action of video games with movement and exercise.


Outdoor Shelter ($30,000)

The LeBlond Regional Rec Plex Shelter will be a safe, public area to relax and talk with your family and friends. Located next to the Ohio River and out of the sun, it will be a favorite place to get outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river in natural surroundings.



Fitness Room Addition          $400,000

(Facility Expansion Cost:         $250,000)

(Fitness Equipment Cost:        $150,000)

New weight machines and cardio equipment will be fully accessible for all users. Much of the equipment will feature adaptations providing access for people who use wheelchairs and those with mobility impairments.



Indoor Aquatic Center          $2.5 million

LeBlond’s new indoor Aquatic Center will feature the largest four-lane, warm-water pool adjacent to a six-lane lap pool. The pools will be used for swim lessons, adapted aquatics, aquatic therapy, family swims, and fitness..


Sensory Gardens                    $10,000

In the sensory garden, the senses of sight, sound, smell and touch will be stimulated through the use of specific plants and trees placed for texture and scent. The landscape will celebrate the wonderful world of plants including their fragrances, sounds, colors, textures and movement.

 Features of the sensory gardens may include scented and edible plants, sculptures and water components
designed to make sound and play over the hands.

LeBlond’s sensory garden will include:
• Enhanced infrastructure
• Sculptured handrails
• Soundscapes
• Universally accessible and intergenerational features
• Sound and music
• Nature’s wonders 


How do I make a donation?

Contributions to the Cincinnati Recreation Foundation for the LeBlond Regional RecPlex may be made in several forms, such as cash, bequests, stocks and bonds or in-kind donations of equipment or services. All contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 


OR send your check or money order payable to:
Cincinnati Recreation Foundation
805 Central Ave.
Suite 800
Cincinnati, OH  45202
513.352.4000  |  513.352.1616