Staff, along with officials from Ohio Department of Transportation - Cincinnati District 8 and City Of Cincinnati Government, participated in a field review for Phase 2A of the Wasson Way Trail. Construction of this phase will connect Rookwood Commons and Withrow High School across I-71 to Norwood. OKI awarded a $750,000 grant for this project phase. Wasson Way Project
For those tracking the progress of the bike trail, it's getting closer ... See MoreSee Less
Recently the tracks were removed from the Ault Park trestle. While we were sad to see alterations to a beautiful bridge...we are thrilled at the prospect of 1MM people a year riding, running, walking and roller blading over that bridge in the middle of a beautiful park. (Please stay off the bridges until we build the trail !)
The Halloween Party is coming up fast, and we are in need of a few volunteers to make sure it goes off for our neighborhood children without a hitch. This is what we need:
- Help with decorating the nature center, and setting up for the event on Weds evening, 26 Oct. - Assistance with the event itself. Serving pizza, overseeing activities, ensuring everyone is given the opportunity to participate and cleaning up.
Susie and I have an idea of what we need to pick up for the event, however, there might be a short get together the weekend before to make sure we have all bases covered. Total commitment would be: short meeting on Sunday, 23 October, set up on Weds, 26 October, and the event itself on Friday, 28 October. With the fact I have to leave town on Thursday for work over the weekend, having help will be crucial.
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Is this your puppy?! If so, he is missing! This puppy joined us on our walk this morning on Avon. He has a collar but no tags. We brought him to our home to keep him safe. He is here in our back yard playing with our dogs... I'm sure he's loving the puppy play date but we have plans today and would love to return him to his people 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
In 1941,the Cincinnati Reds played baseball at Crosley Field, the streetcar was a popular form of transportation and mobsters were running rampant across the river in Kentucky....
And it was also the year we opened.
We have a few cyclists in the neighborhood. Here's a chance to get familiar--and have a voice--in how the bike trail affects our community! ... See MoreSee Less
We are very, very thrilled to let you know that one of the best trail design firms in the world will be designing the WW !!! And they are coming to Cincinnati on July 18th (5:30 to 7:30pm at Listermann's, 1621 Dana) to meet the community. Columbus based MKSK will be joined by San Francisco based Nelson, Nygaard and Cincinnati firm Burgess & Niple to create an unbelievable team. We are going to have one heck of a trail! They designed the Sciota Mile in Columbus, which is similar to Smale Park!
We're one step closer to Paddock Hills being a bike destination ... See MoreSee Less
Today was historic for the WW! City Council voted 8 to 1 to buy the right-of-way! The Mayor and City Council have been fantastic supporters for many years, with almost every vote unanimous! In the next couple weeks we have some very exciting announcements...so stay tuned and above all participate and help. We are going to build the best urban trail in America!
WW will land very close to Paddock Hills, with a connector trail as part of the master plan. Good news indeed! ... See MoreSee Less
Some great news!!!! Mayor Cranley announced today that funding to buy the right-of-way for the WW is now in City’s Capital budget!! This is a huge first step...next up, support from City Council. On June 2nd at 6 p.m. at the Oakley Recreation Center plan to attend a budget hearing to tell Council just how important Wasson Way is to you!
A Paddock Hills resident whose writing has been published nationally has been selected as Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate.
Pauletta Hansel was chosen from several applicants to fill the position. Ms. Hansel is a poet, memoirist, teacher and arts administrator who has lived in Cincinnati since 1979.
She is author of five poetry collections, most recently Tangle (Dos Madres Press, 2015). Pauletta’s writing has been featured in The Writer’s Almanac and American Life in Poetry, as well as in literary journals including Atlanta Review, Talisman, Appalachian Journal, Appalachian Heritage and Still: The Journal.