Great Parks Forever | 2024 Root Ball
Friday, October 11, 2024, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

The Summit Hotel

5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227

It’s time to find your wild!

Great Parks Forever cordially invites you to the 5th annual Root Ball, our celebration with a natural twist. Enjoy an evening of dinner, cocktails, music, a silent auction, and fun with like-minded community members and corporate partners while you listen to, learn from, and connect with fellow nature lovers. The Root Ball, our annual fundraising event, helps us procure critical funds for Great Parks Forever, Great Parks’ philanthropic partner. Great Parks Forever seeks to translate an early conservation promise into everyday experiences and lasting legacies.

Be the first to learn how we are activating our big lands to position the region as a vibrant and healthy place to live, learn, work, and play.

Branch Out and Double Your Impact

Just like roots supporting a tree, your support of the Great Parks Forever Root Ball will now be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Farmer Foundation, doubling your impact on Great Parks!


Event Ticket (Host or Hostess): $250 per ticket

Host or Hostess Event Tickets are on sale now!

Hosts & Hostesses will be listed on the invitation suite in recognition of their additional level of support. Host & Hostess reservations must be received by July 26, 2024 to be recognized in the invitation. General Event Guests Tickets will go on sale during the summer.

Can’t join us for the event? Consider a donation in lieu of a ticket purchase. Donations in support of the Root Ball can be made at by selecting Root Ball 2024 from the drop-down.



As a conservation agency, Great Parks encourages carpooling and the use of public transportation. The Summit Hotel is located in Madisonville, less than 10 miles from downtown up I-71 and is on Metro Route 11.


The Summit Hotel has paid valet parking available, as well as complimentary self-parking available in The Summit Hotel Parking Garage attached to the hotel. Additional free parking is available in parking lots and in the Madison Square Parking Garage, all located along with The Summit Hotel on Medpace’s campus.


Great Parks Forever

oliver family foundation

For table and sponsorship opportunities, contact LeAnne Anklan, Director of Donor Engagement, at or by calling 513-728-4517.

Thank you to our 2024 Root Ball sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

oliver family foundation

Supporting Sponsors

Cincy Museum Center
Human Nature

Collaborating Sponsors