IMPORTANT NEWS: City Parks Budget
Please read–and share–this important message from APAC President Mina Stricklin regarding the City of Cincinnati’s proposed budget cuts to the Parks Department. Read Mina’s message here: http://www.aultparkac.org/564/
NEW — Text-to-Donate!
Now you can make a one-time $10.00 donation that is added to your cellphone bill. Simply text the keyword “AULT” to 80100. You will receive a confirmation text message, then a follow-up that thanks you for your one-time donation. The second text also provides a link so that you can sign up for email updates from the Ault Park Advisory Council. Thanks to Deb Allison at Cincinnati Parks, Denny Carroll at CBTS and Jim Manis at the Mobile Giving Foundation for making this important service possible. All of APAC’s membership and donation options can be found found here: http://www.aultparkac.org/membership/membership-payment/
Ault Park Summer Events for 2013 — Mark Your Calendars Now!
From Classic Cars to Summer Sips to Dancing Dips, you’ll want to mark your calendar for all of the fun summer events scheduled at Ault Park. Here’s our list of awesome events. http://www.aultparkac.org/events/apac/
As I strolled about the park yesterday morning I couldn’t help but wonder, how could anyone not fall in love with gardening on a day like today? It was the perfect morning at the park. The sky was clear, the breeze soft and spring and summer were meeting with a gentle embrace. … When the gardens begin to come to life it is not only gardeners who are bent over, studying every new green shoot and promising flower bud, everyone appears to be deeply fascinated with seeing what is emerging in the gardens. More By Jenny Koester
Few events drive visitors to the park in such numbers as the blooming of the Cherry Trees. It may be the ultimate sign that spring has arrived to Cincinnati. Ault Park is adorned with countless delicate, blushing pinks blooms. More By Jenny Koester
New Event - Art in Ault, Featuring Paintings of Ault Park by Artist Holly Schapker
Meet renowned local artist, Holly Schapker on May 2nd, and preview her gorgeous Ault Park works in advance of her full exhibit of the Ault Park series opening May 17 at the Xavier University Art Gallery.
Art in Ault is sponsored by the Ault Park Advisory Council with support from Cincinnati Parks, Premiere Park Events, and APAC members. With very special thanks to Holly for her generous donation of a portion of the sales proceeds to the care and maintenance of Ault Park. Join us to enjoy beautiful art and fine wines.
Art in Ault: An Interview with Artist Holly Schapker
Ida May and Levi Addison Ault surely knew the allure of the quiet natural space in what would become Ault Park following their gift of the original 142
acre tract of land to the City of Cincinnati in 1911. On May 2nd, the Ault Park Advisory Council (APAC) is proud to offer a showing of artist Holly Schapker’s paintings that capture that natural allure of our beautiful park. Enjoy Holly’s perspective in this short, pre-show interview. – Rudy Siegel, APAC Marketing Committee . Read more…
I have been down the Valley Trail a few times but the remaining network of trails was still foreign to me. It is pretty sad to be at the park as often as I am and not even hike the trails once. So Sunday morning I ventured out with Darryl and a handful of hikers to enjoy a quiet morning at Ault. … My boots felt comfortable, I steadied myself on the slick, muddy trails with a trekking pole and held the camera close to my side as we followed the remains of an old stone wall. More By Jenny Koester
Valley Trail Stream Restoration Complete
The Cincinnati Park Board in partnership with the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) and the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District, undertook a stream restoration project in Ault Park. The project “day – lighted” collected storm water that previously was routed underground in the combined storm water and sewer line. Now storm water becomes an asset and means a constantly running, natural run-off Valley Trail stream.
The stream bed was restored with pools and cascades that will minimize erosion while also providing a pleasant “running water” environment. More information about the project can be found at the Project Groundwork.