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Parks & Recreation Newsletter December 2016

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For additional information or any of the events or programs below, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at recreation@covingtonky.gov or 859.292.2151.

Upcoming Parks & Recreation Department Events

MainStrasse Village Tree Lighting

Don’t miss the MainStrasse Village Tree Lighting event on Friday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m.! This event takes place at the Sixth Street Promenade and features hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa!

Parks & Recreation Department Information & Updates

2016 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Inventory Assessment

The 2016 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Inventory Assessment serves as a research and index document intended to guide and prioritize improvements and investments for facilities owned and maintained by the City.

Additionally, it is designed to help City staff make important future decisions regarding parks and recreation. The 2016 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Inventory Assessment document can be viewed by clicking here.

Park Potential Index

We want your input! Included within the 2016 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Inventory Assessment is the Park Potential Index tool. This tool is used to develop a schedule for park improvements based on the park’s index rating. Specific questions include the potential strength of existing partnerships in the neighborhood and alignment with existing projects in the area. [i.e. development, community-led].

Please review the Park Potential Index tool and provide your feedback by clicking here. The deadline to submit feedback has been extended to December 31.

Spotlight Park – George Steinford Park

Make sure to stop by and check out the decorations that will adorn George Steinford Park this holiday season! 

George Steinford Park, also known as the Sixth Street Promenade, is a wide promenade separating West 6th Street that serves as the heart of outdoor activity in MainStrasse Village and features the iconic "Goose Girl Fountain."

George Steinford, Kenton County Commissioner and State Representative, was born in Covington in 1900 and lived at 513 West 6th Street (on the Promenade). Although he had no children of his own, he still saw to providing children with gifts during the holidays. This goodwill lasted 50 years until his death.