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3CDC is dedicated to hosting inclusive programming at the Civic Spaces the organization manages and programs. 3CDC hosts over 1,000 free family-friendly events each year at the following spaces:



In 2021, 3CDC completed the renovations of Court Street Plaza, an outdoor promenade surrounded by small, locally owned businesses and anchored by the new Kroger on the Rhine store, and Imagination Alley, a pocket park on Vine Street that now hosts community gatherings and family-friendly events.

Inclusive and diverse programming across Civic Spaces includes but is not limited to the following:

Fountain Square: Over 110 nights of free concerts each year including Salsa on the SquareFifth & Vine Live, and Indie Friday, as well as lunch on the Square Monday through Friday, with food trucks offering cuisine from all cultures.

Washington Park:Over 250 free and family friendly events annually, including Reggae WednesdaysFriday Flow, which features national and regional R&B acts, concerts on Mondays (Jazz in the Park) and Thursdays (Roots Revival), both of which highlight local performers, and performing art shows such as Opera in the Park. Throughout the year, 3CDC also partners with community organizations to offer free children’s activities, as well.

Memorial Hall: A half dozen free children’s shows are presented each year, with 3CDC partnering with community organizations to ensure participation from neighborhood youth.

Ziegler Park: The Everybody In Program, highlighted further below, has been designed to make access to Ziegler Pool affordable to all and to provide a variety of free programs, primarily geared toward the neighborhood youth.

Court Street Plaza: In its second year of regular programming, Court Street is introducing new events like Touch a Truck and Food Truck Rodeo, while old favorites like The Frisch’s Mobile Roller Rink and Asian Food Fest returned for another year.

Event Programming Statistics

Civic SpaceNumber Annual EventsNumber Annual Visitors
Fountain Square4415 Million
Washington Park3013 Million
Ziegler Park254600,000
Memorial Hall22964,000

At Ziegler Park, our Everybody In Program has been designed to make access to Ziegler Pool affordable to all and to provide a variety of free programs, primarily geared toward the neighborhood youth. Through the Everybody In Program, season pool passes are offered on a sliding scale based on income levels. In 2023, 64% of pool passes were sold to families making $59,000 or less and 59% went to families making $34,000 or less, many of which were paid for through grant funds 3CDC raised.

In addition to pool memberships, 3CDC is focused on serving low-income neighborhood youth and their families by offering free programming, including swim lessons, safety clinics, swim team, and summer camp. In 2023 alone:

  • 614 kids and adults attended free swim lessons
  • 52 children participated on our free swim team
  • 85 neighborhood youth attended low-cost summer camp