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Let’s stay connected! Interact with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and stay on top of park news by subscribing to our e-newsletter. Do you have a group or organization that wants to learn more about Great Parks? Be sure to check out our various speaking opportunities. If you are a member of the media and have a question or request, please contact our staff members listed here.



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  • E-Newsletter

    Want to know about what’s going on in your Great Parks? Join our email list to receive park news and updates and receive our biweekly e-newsletter.

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  • Media Requests

    For media inquiries, please contact:

    Jennifer Sivak, Director of Marketing & Public Engagement: 
    email or 513-521-7275

    Kimberly Whitton, Public Engagement Coordinator: 
    email or 513-521-7275

  • Public Engagement

    Please contact our public engagement coordinator if you would like Great Parks to attend your community event.

    Kimberly Whitton, Public Engagement Coordinator: 
    email or 513-521-7275

  • Social Media

    Connect with us on social media!

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    Don’t forget to share your experiences in the park using #greatparks.

  • Schedule a Speaker

    Are you interested in a guest speaker for your civic, school, business, community or other special interest group in the Cincinnati area? Great Parks’ knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff are available to present to your group on a topic that meets your needs and interests. 

    Some presentations are done at no cost and others do require a fee. Requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and depend on speaker availability. Speakers can be scheduled up to one year in advance and no later than two months prior to the desired date. 


    General Speaker

    Cost: None 

    A Great Parks’ employee will provide a general 30-minute overview of Great Parks, including: history, mission, conservation efforts, recreational opportunities, outdoor education, popular parks, Great Parks Rangers, Great Parks Forever and opportunities for seniors and volunteers. Great Parks’ seasonal Event Guides and Map Guides will be provided to members of your group. 

    For information and availability, contact Public Engagement Coordinator Kimberly Whitton at 513-521-7275 or email


    Specialized Speaker

    Cost: $20 in Hamilton County / $50 out-of-county 

    A knowledgeable Great Parks’ employee will provide a more in-depth presentation about a topic that meets the needs and interests of your group. Potential topics include trails, habitat restoration, a specific species and more. 

    For information and availability, contact Public Engagement Coordinator Kimberly Whitton at 513-521-7275 or email


    Interpreter Program

    Cost: 

    • In a Great Park: $20 for first program, $10 for each additional program on the same topic on the same day
    • Out-of-park, within Hamilton County: $40 for first program, $25 for each additional program on the same topic on the same day
    • Outside of Hamilton County: $75 for first program, $40 for each additional program on the same topic on the same day. Location must be within 20-mile radius of a Great Parks’ visitor center. A $0.55 per mile charge will be applied for out-of-county programs. 

    A Great Parks’ nature interpreter will provide an interactive, educational program covering local natural and cultural history. These programs can be held indoors or outdoors and include more in-depth information with visuals and materials to enhance the experience. Program topics can be catered to your group. A minimum of 10 attendees in the target age range is required to arrange a nature interpreter program. 

    For information and availability, email logonek@greatparks.org, sroth@greatparks.org and jrobinson@greatparks.org.


    Rangers

    Cost: None 

    Great Parks of Hamilton County Rangers are state-certified peace officers who enforce federal and state laws as well as Great Parks of Hamilton County bylaws. Rangers are available to speak with local schools (all grade levels), civic groups and scouting troops. Topics can include bike safety, water/ice safety, outdoor survival and the role/career of a ranger. 

    For information and availability, contact Lieutenant Greg Grimm at 513-521-3980 or by email.

  • Take It Outdoors Podcast

    Enjoy the outdoors from the indoors as we open up the natural world around you through discussions about the nature of southwest Ohio. From the tallest trees to the smallest invertebrates, everything is connected. Join us for interviews with nature interpreters, conservationists and other experts as we look for our link and explore our role in the outdoors. Available on iTunes and Google Play.

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