Sports and Recreation In and Around Cincinnati

Professional Sports

Cincinnati Bengals
One Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 621-3550

It's the roar of the jungle every fall at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium as Cincinnati's professional football team takes to the field.

Cincinnati Reds
100 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 765-7000

Cincinnati's exciting major league baseball team plays April through September in downtown's Great American Ball Park. Games are fun for the entire family.

Cincinnati Cyclones
US Bank Arena
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 421-PUCK

The Cincinnati Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadians and the Nashville Predators of the NHL and the Hamilton Bulldogs and Milwawkee Admirals of the AHL. Cyclones Hockey home games are in US Bank Arena, downtown Cincinnati.

Florence Freedom Baseball
7950 Freedom Way
Florence, KY 41042
(859) 594-4487

Frontier League baseball team that plays at the Champion Window Field in Florence, Ky., about 10 minutes south of Cincinnati.

Western & Southern Financial Group Master's and Women's Open
250 E 5th Street, Ste 1830
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 651-0303

The world's top tennis players come to Mason, Ohio every year to compete in these respected tournaments held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. The Masters men's event, is considered one of the top tournaments in the world. The newer Women's Open enjoyed a successful first tournament in 2003.



Cincinnati-Golf is an interactive, informational website devoted to our area's popular warm weather sport. Local players, courses, tournaments and more are all featured! Free subscriptions to CinciGolf's free weekly electronic newsletter are also available on the site. Golf Guide

For the golf enthusiast, this is another terrific resource for information on courses and golf news.

Golf Center at Kings Island
6042 Fairway Drive
Mason, OH 45040
(513) 398-5200/Reservations: (513) 573-3321

Just across from Paramount's Kings Island, the Golf Center has all the amenities of a fine country club - only it's a public facility. For the adventurous, the Golf Center offers the 27-hole championship Grizzly course played by the best of the PGA, the LPGA and the Senior PGA Tour for the last 30 years. The 18-hole Bruin (with six par fours) is perfect for the whole family. The Center also has a driving range, pro shop, locker room, restaurant, patio grille, sports bar, and meeting and banquet rooms.

Devou Park Golf & Tennis Club
1344 Audubon Rd.
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: (859) 431-8030

Located in Covington's beautiful park, this club is the perfect setting for relaxation. It offers an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts (clay and hard court), and a banquet facility.


Diverse Interests

World of Sports
7400 Woodspoint Dr., Florence, KY 41042
Phone: (859) 371-8255

This unique sports complex has activities for a variety of interests. It includes an 18-hole golf course and driving range, miniature golf, billiards, slam dunk basketball, racquetball, Nautilus, and a game room.

Cincinnati Cycle Club
P.O. Box 8371, 45208
Phone: (513) 791-7190

New and experienced bicyclists will enjoy being a part of the Cincinnati Cycle Club. Members sharing a common interest in the outdoor sport, can participate in a variety of year round rides - from challenging to relaxing, city to parks.

Cincinnati Diving Center
8412 Winton Road, 45231
Phone: (513) 521-3483

The Cincinnati Diving Center (CDC) offers scuba lessons (entry level through mixed gas diving), sales, equipment service, rental and dive travel. Students learn from instructors who have years of experience exploring some of the world's most beautiful waters. The CDC trains and manages volunteer divers at the Cincinnati Zoo Manatee Exhibit.

Perfect North Slopes
19074 Perfect Lane
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
(812) 537-3754

Ski / Snowboard / Snow Tubing. Perfect North Slopes is located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. From I-275 take the US 50 Exit 16, follow ski area signs north on Indiana Route 1 to ski area entrance.

Kids First Sports Center
7900 E Kemper Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45249
(513) 489-7575

Home to one of the largest gymnastics programs in the United States - Queen City Gymnastics, Kids First offers instruction and events for kids in a variety of sports and other activities. Among its programs: Starfish Swim School, Tumble Bees, TnT -trampoline and tumbling, soccer school, Queen City Dance, taekwondo, basketball, and golf instruction.

Cincinnati Recreation Commission
805 Central Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 352-4000

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission operates recreational facilities, athletic leagues, seniors programs, therapeutic programs, student programs, and special events throughout the city.

Every Child's Playground
Sawyer Point on the Cincinnati riverfront

With the help of more than 30 companies and hundreds of volunteers, Every Child's Playground, a 1000 Hands/Cincinnati Recreation Commission project at Sawyer Point, is the area's first totally inclusive playground. Included in the playground are features never before integrated into a local play area. Among them: a paved pathway leading from the parking lot to the playground; tactile playground maps; tactile puzzles and Braille signage; therapeutic swings next to regular swings; a cushioned safety surface; height considerations; visual and auditory play opportunities and ramping throughout allowing for easy wheelchair mobility.

The Running Spot

The premiere website for Cincinnati runners, it contains calendar listings for upcoming races, training tips and more.

Flying Pig Marathon
644 Linn Street, Ste 7447
Cincinnati, OH 45203
(513) 721-7447

Attracting thousands to the streets of our city, Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon is the third largest first time marathon in the country. The Marathon offers a weekend of fun activities for the entire family.

Humana Heart Mini-Marathon
American Heart Association
2936 Vernon Place
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 281-4048

This popular 15K mini-marathon has been raising money for the American Heart Association for more than 28 years. The event also includes a 5K Heart Run, 10K and 5K Heart Walks and a 2K Kids' Mini-MaraFun. All races start and finish in downtown Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Thanksgiving Day Race
With more than 7000 participants, Cincinnati's Thanksgiving Day Race is the oldest road race of any kind in the Midwest and has long been a family tradition.


Nature Lovers

Just a short drive from Cincinnati are two beautifully peaceful waterways: the Little Miami River and the Whitewater River, available for canoeing adventures. We have listed some liveries along the rivers.

Morgan's Canoe Livery
5701 St Rt 350
Lebanon, Ohio (main address)
with liveries at: Ft. Ancient by Kings Island or Brookville, Indiana
Phone: (800) WECANOE

Whitewater Canoe Rental
Indiana/Ohio Border
US 52
765-647-5434 or 1-(800) 634-4277

Little Miami Canoe Rental
Near Paramount's Kings Island
(513) 899-3616 or 1-(800) 634-4277

Scenic River Canoe Excursions
4595 Roundbottom Road
(513) 831-5552


Outdoor Lovers

For more information on what Greater Cincinnati has to offer, you can contact these organizations.

Hamilton County Parks
10245 Winton Rd., 45231
Phone: (513) 521-7275

City of Cincinnati Parks
950 Eden Park Drive, 45202
Phone: (513) 352-4080

Campbell County Parks and Recreation
24 W 4th Street
Newport, KY 41071
(859) 635-1104

Warren County Park District
300 E Silver Street
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
(513) 695-1109

Kenton County Parks and Recreation Department
3902 Richardson Rd
Independence, KY 41051
(859) 392-1921

West Chester Parks and Recreation
8070 Tylersville Rd
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 759-7311

Boone County Parks and Recreation
PO Box 566
Burlington, KY 41005
(859) 334-2117

Butler County Park District
2051 Timberman Rd
Hamilton, Ohio 45013
(513) 867-5835


Horse Racing

River Downs
6301 Kellogg Ave., 45230
Phone: (513) 232-8000

Located next to Coney Island, River Downs is Cincinnati's destination spot for watching horse races. Open seven days a week, live thoroughbred races are held April through Labor Day and simulcast races are shown every day throughout the year in a climate controlled clubhouse.

Turfway Park
7500 Turfway Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(859) 371-0200 or (800) 733-0200

Just 10 minutes south of Cincinnati, Turfway is Northern Kentucky's destination spot for horse racing. Live races are held November through April and simulcast horse races are shown throughout the year. Turfway offers fine dining, a sports bar, grandstand seating and concessions.


College Sports

University of Cincinnati Athletic Department
1110 Edwards
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Phone: (513) 556-CATS

The University of Cincinnati's intercollegiate athletic program ranks among the nation's elite. UC competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletic competition in Conference USA, a conference of 14 major universities, as an NCAA Division I-A institution. The University fields 18 sports teams. Individual and group ticket rates are available for Bearcats games.

Xavier University Athletic Department
3800 Victory Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Phone: (513) 745-3411

Xavier University is the third-largest independent institution in Ohio and the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. Xavier offers 13 sports teams. Its men's Musketeers basketball team has had more than 10 NCAA appearances.

Northern Kentucky University Athletic Department
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Phone: (859) 572-6639

Northern Kentucky University is located in Highland Heights, Kentucky. NKU Norse offers 13 NCAA Division II men's and women's sports teams.