June 30, 2006 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Cincinnati

On June 3, 2006, IFCK Cincinnati constructed its first community playground in Price Hill, our next focus area, in partnership with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission. A total of 110 volunteers from the hospital, twelve community organizations, and the Price Hill community helped make this build a tremendous success. The one-day project was truly a family event that featured food, fun and music for all involved. The 8th & Depot project was made possible through the generous assistance of Kohl’s Department Stores, our major sponsor, along with Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Calvary Episcopal Church, Santa Maria Community Services, the Lower Price Hill Community Council, and Oyler School. The new safe playground now includes a composite playstructure, two waist-high grills, three additional benches, and electricity in the existing on-site shelter.

The playground is located at the corner of 8th & Depot directly across the street from Oyler School in the Lower Price Hill community of Greater Cincinnati. The site was chosen as the community residents felt it would enhance the school location, beautify the area, and give the children a safe place to play. With the new playground equipment and electricity, the site will be used for various community events in the future.

The new playground has laid the foundation for IFCK’s expansion into Price Hill and plan to help develop a safer place for children to live and play in this area.


Talicia M. McNealy, MBA
Program Coordinator
Injury Free Coalition for Kids - Cincinnati
Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 2008
Cincinnati, OH 45229
(513) 636-7903 Office
(513) 636-7967 Fax