As the weather warms, trails and paths in The Parklands are teeming with walkers, runners, cyclists, rollerbladers, and stroller-pushers. This is the kind of thing that gets us excited—signs that The Parklands is on its way to being well-used and well-loved, and that you are out getting exercise and exploring the parks.
But this is also a time to remind ourselves of the etiquette of shared trails. In order for everyone to enjoy our trails there are a few things to keep in mind:
Our goal is for all visitors to have a safe and enjoyable experience in The Parklands. Click here to view our park rules and safety recommendations. Search "Things to Do" on this site or stop in the PNC Achievement Center to determine the best trails based on your desired type of recreation.
Thank you for helping to make our parks great!
Ellen Doolittle Oost
Ellen has been the Director of Development at 21st Century Parks since April of 2015. In this role she oversees fundraising functions for The Parklands, including the annual fund/membership campaign, corporate sponsorships, supporting the Board of Directors, leading major fundraising events, and seeking grant and foundational support. It’s her goal to create multiple compelling opportunities for donors to support The Parklands, a donor-supported public park that does not receive tax dollar support on an annual basis but has four world-class parks free and open to the public 365 days a year. Although fairly new to this role, Ellen is intimately familiar with The Parklands as she spent the previous 3 years as the Communications Manager in charge of public relations, social media, community outreach and marketing for the parks. Before joining 21st Century Parks she spent three years with Louisville-based advertising agency Doe-Anderson. Her background also includes marketing and account service roles at Anheuser-Busch InBev, PriceWeber advertising agency, and direct mail marketing at Traffic Builders, Inc. Ellen is a graduate of Marietta College where she studied advertising, public relations and marketing and played volleyball. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling with her two mutts and her husband Andrew.
Being a donor-supported public park means we rely on donations, not tax dollars, for annual operations each year. Because of your generosity, we are able to maintain, program, and further develop this extraordinary public space without charging an entry fee. Together we work to enhance quality of life and help our community and economy grow in ways that are healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable for people of all ages. Help us reach our goal of sustaining The Parklands by becoming a Member today. Members make it happen!
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