Cincinnati Park Board http://wvxu.org en 2013 Balluminaria being cancelled because of high winds http://wvxu.org/post/2013-balluminaria-being-cancelled-because-high-winds <p>The Cincinnati Park Board has decided to cancel Saturday’s Balluminaria at Eden Park because of the forecast for high winds. &nbsp;<br /><br />Officials said in a release balloons like calmer wind speeds, in the single digits, especially for inflating in smaller areas such as Mirror Lake.&nbsp; Wind speeds Saturday are predicted to be 20 plus miles per hour. &nbsp;<br /><br />The park board said it doesn't want to risk the safety of the balloonists, staff or guests. &nbsp;<br /><br />The event will not be rescheduled.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:03:35 +0000 Jay Hanselman 19979 at http://wvxu.org 2013 Balluminaria being cancelled because of high winds Cincinnati park supporters outlining possible cuts http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-park-supporters-outlining-possible-cuts <p></p><p>Cincinnati park officials are laying out some drastic changes you could expect this summer if proposed budget cuts are approved by City Council. Fountains could be turned off, lakes could be drained and flower beds could go unplanted.</p><p>Ault Park's<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AultParkCincinnati/posts/581638688535750" target="_blank"> Facebook page</a> lists more closings that could be considered including the Mt. Airy Dog Park and Disc Golf course, a handful of entire parks, and all park restrooms.</p><p>Here's a letter being circulated by one park advocacy group:</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:18:21 +0000 Tana Weingartner 12557 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati park supporters outlining possible cuts QR codes make plant identification easier at Cincinnati parks http://wvxu.org/post/qr-codes-make-plant-identification-easier-cincinnati-parks <p align="left">The Cincinnati Park Board is arming its visitors with information. A pilot project is underway at Ault Park and Krohn Conservatory using smart phone quick response technology.</p><p align="left">Ault Park horticulturist Dave Roberts is in demand. Plenty of park visitors seek him out to ask questions about what they are seeing.</p><p align="left">"You know, what's in bloom, what this plant is and can I collect the seeds and can I do this in my garden and will it take over everything?"</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 5219 at http://wvxu.org QR codes make plant identification easier at Cincinnati parks