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Kids: Learn Something New - Kayaking!

Kids ages 7-12 can learn everything about kayaking at CRC’s hands-on Kayak Camp. Camp sessions will be held June 17 – 21 and August 5 – 9.

Please see the CAMP CRC Specialty Camps page for more information.

CRC Still Needs Lifeguards!

CRC needs to hire additional lifeguards to staff the pools for the summer. CRC hires more than 225 lifeguards for the summer season.

Complete training is provided through CRC’s American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Classes.

The next lifeguard training class is Tuesday, June 11 – Saturday June 15. Class runs 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each of the five days. Please see the Aquatics & Pools section of CRC’s website  for more details on upcoming Lifeguard Training Classes.

Lifeguards are required to be age 15 or older and will start earning $8.31 per hour. Previous lifeguard experience counts toward higher pay rates – up to $9.69 per hour. 

Take the Participant Interest Survey

Whether you have visited a CRC facility or not, it is our constant goal to provide the best quality recreation services available, and your input on CRC's potential programs is essential to meet that goal. 

Please take our 2-minute Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC) Participant Interest Survey.

CRC Adds Two New Pools

CRC celebrated the grand openings of pools at McKie and Pleasant Ridge Recreation Center. On May 25, despite chilly weather, the two pools were opened to a welcoming crowd of neighborhood kids.

                                                                                                                          McKie’s new pool and sprayground are part of a $4.2 million renovation which includes the center and the grounds. As part of the upgraded look, the McKie Family Aquatic Center has a new sprayground, new pool decks and a new pool filtration system.

The Pleasant Ridge Aquatic Center has been upgraded with a $1.4 million, 8-month renovation, and features a new, zero-depth entry stainless steel wading pool. The new lap/dive pool is equipped with two ADA accessible forms of entry and there are new shade structures. 

All CRC Pools Are Open

Time to start swimming! All CRC Pools are open for the season. Please check out the Pools & Aquatics section of CRC’s site for details on schedules, programming and more.

CAAF Artists Show Their Stuff

Seven local artists received Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowships  – $6,000 grants from the City of Cincinnati with organization from Cincinnati Recreation Commission – to produce their artwork. They have each been busy since late last year making great use of that money. They presented their work at two free, public performances in May.


The artists represent a variety of works including sculpture, puppet making, poetry and cello performances. The artists are (left - right) Nathaniel Chaitkin, Tonya Matthews, Jesse Mooney-Bullock, Tatiana Berman, Melissa Godoy, Casey Riordan Millard and Terri Kern.

CRC Partners with Cincinnati Art Museum and Happen, Inc.

Cincinnati Recreation Commission, the Cincinnati Art Museum and Happen, Inc. will work together to install reproductions of artwork from the Cincinnati Art Museum at CRC facilities throughout the city.

Artwork will be reproduced on vinyl strips and woven into 8' portable fence sections. Community children will weave the vinyl artwork into the fence sections.

The following CRC facilities will feature the reproduced artwork:

Millvale Recreation Center June 18; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pleasant Ridge Recreation Center June 22; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winton Hills Recreation Center June 25; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hanna Otto Armleder Pool June 29; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bush Recreation Center July 2; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Discover SCUBA

Join CRC and SCUBA Unlimited Inc. to experience the thrill of using Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Please visit the CRC Specialty Camps page for more information.

The Mill Creek Watershed

The Mill Creek Watershed is a 166-square mile basin which drains the western half of Greater Cincinnati. The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities enables Mill Creek communities to protect and enhance the value of the Mill Creek and make the area a more desirable place to live, work and play. Please check out the Mill Creek Watershed website for more information.

The Green Umbrella

The Green Umbrella is a non-profit organization working to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the region around Cincinnati by maximizing the collective impact of individuals and organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability.

With its members, Green Umbrella aims to meet the environmental, social, and economic needs of today while preserving the ability of future generations to do the same. Please check out The Green Umbrella website for more information.

Now thru 8/15/2013
Zumba at Clifton
Exercise / Dance Zumba
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Zumba Gold at Clifton
Dance / Exercise Zumba Gold for 50+ or beginners
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Now thru 8/30/2013
Walking Club at Madisonville
Light exercise and walking in the gymnasium or outdoors.
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Now thru 8/27/2013
Pinochle at Madisonville
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Now thru 8/19/2013
Summer Morning Camp at Bond Hill
For ages 5 to 12 years old. 2 five week programs 6/10/13 - 7/19/13 and 7/22/13 - 8/19/13. 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $160 per session.
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Starting 8/27/2013
After School Day Camp Program at Select CRC Centers
Activities vary by center, but may include; sports, arts and crafts, and assistance with homework. 
Now thru 8/9/2013
CPS Summer Breakfast Program at Select CRC Centers
Free breakfast served to children 18 years and younger. Served 8:30 AM - 9 AM.

Call your local center for more information.
Now thru 8/9/2013
CPS Summer Lunch Program at Select Recreation Centers
Free lunch program for children 18 years and younger. Serving time is 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM.
6/10/2013 - 8/5/2013
Boot Camp at Pleasant Ridge
A workout program designed for adults of all exercise levels.
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6/11/2013 - 8/14/2013
Movtivation Academy Sessions at Evanston
Art, music, expressive writing, technology & physical movement that will encourage personal growth through group interaction. Areas of focus will be on healthy emotion management, nutrition & wellness, the importance of self-care & more.
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6/12/2013 - 7/31/2013
Teen Cooking at Pleasant Ridge
Participants will learn basic cooking skills. Skills will be applied to the preparation of various meals. Participants will also learn healthy alternatives.
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6/12/2013 - 7/5/2013
Reds Rookie Success League
Reds baseball program for youth ages 7-10. Bus transportation from select CRC locations.
6/12/2013 - 8/2/2013
Boot Camp at Pleasant Ridge
A workout program designed for adults of all exercise levels.
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Life Line Screenings at Sayler Park
Register NOW for ultrasound screenings that could help save your life.
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Recreation programs and facilities are open to all citizens regardless of race, gender, color, religion, nationality or disability. CRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call if you require any special accommodations.
Cincinnati Recreation Commission • 805 Central Avenue, Suite 800 • Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: 513-352-4000 • Fax: 513-352-1633 • Email:
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