Stepping Out Downtown

Piatt Park Decorating

11am to 1pm November 17

8th/Garfield between Elm St and Vine St

DECK THE POLES WITH HOLIDAY CHEER! Every year in November, members of the Downtown Residents Council volunteer to decorate Piatt Park, which runs from Elm Street to Vine Street at Eighth and Garfield. We install lighted wreaths...

SkyStar Observation Wheel at The Banks

Ongoing until December 02

49 E Freedom Way

In honor of The Banks' 10-year anniversary, the traveling observation wheel SkyStar has been erected in Cincinnati on Freedom Way. The ride is 150 feet high and has 36 enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas capable of holding up t...

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Tower Room, Public Library

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Piatt Park

Piatt Park Decorating

Deck the poles with holiday cheer! Every year in November, members of the Downtown Residents Council volunteer to decorate Piatt Park, which runs from Elm Street to Vine Street between Eighth and Garfield. We install lighted wreaths on the arches and wrap holiday ribbon around all the arch poles.

This year the tradition will continue, so if you’d like to join us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 17th, please do. Let us know you're interested by contacting Alan Bunker at

Everything will be provided, including refreshments, provided by the Covenant First Presbyterian Church volunteers. It’s a great way to meet your fellow DRC members, and your work turns Piatt Park into a wonderful holiday dazzle. -

Our Downtown on the Move

Downtown Cincinnati is now home to over 6,000 residents, with more arriving every month as new condos and apartment homes are completed. The Downtown Residents Council works to develop a community atmosphere, conducts projects to improve the quality of life, and voices concerns of residents at City Hall.

We work closely with the Police Department on safety issues and Downtown Cincinnati Inc. and 3CDC on development and promotion efforts.

Help Us Stop Graffiti! Call it in! If you see graffiti on a building, sidewalk, rack, etc. please help us get rid of it ASAP. The longer graffiti stays up, the greater the invitation for more. Please contact DCI Ambassador Manager Sarah Sundrup when you see graffiti. Sarah will dispatch a team to photograph it, report it to the police and remove it. Sarah's number is 513-446-8549.

Ambassador Hotline. To contact a DCI Safe and Clean Ambassador, call their hotline at: 513-623-3429. In an emergency, always call 911.

2018 board
The 2018 DRC Board (well, most of them!) From rear, left to right: Tim Nolan, Christian Rahe, Andrew Reiss, John Stringer, Dennis O'Connor, (front) Victoria Pershick, Sue Byrom, Ginnie Schlosser Mary Jacobs, Mary Heimert and Lisa Sprague. (Not pictured: Al Bunker, Gary Bryson and Caitlin Douglas)