Public Opening

We are pleased to announce that the Hyde Park School Community Play Yard, a working partnership between the HPS Foundation, HPS PTO, and Cincinnati Public Schools, is nearing completion! Once again, words cannot express our gratitude for the volunteers and nearly 300 family, community donors and foundations that have made this project possible.

The HPS Community Play Yard will be open to the public beginning Saturday, August 11. While there are still a few items on our punch list, the main features of the play yard will be at the point where they can be safely enjoyed by the students and community. As this is a soft opening, we are asking users to please be mindful of the following:

  • Keep off the newly sodded areas, mulched planting beds, and new trees. We are trying to give the grass and plantings as much time as possible to get established before full use. Be mindful that the sprinklers and drip lines in these areas will be going off several times a day.
  • The sport court will be painted in a month’s time, at which point it will need time to cure and the basketball/soccer goals will be installed. In the meantime, enjoy the wide open smooth space!
  • Keep dogs off the mulched planting areas, sod and artificial turf safety surface.

Finally, please treat and respect the play yard as if it was your own. We appreciate your help as we work towards getting the community play yard fully functioning and to maintain its appearance. If you see something broken or out of place, please let us know.