Parks & Recreation April Newsletter 2017

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

Covington Trails Opening Weekend

On April 8, celebrate opening day for the trails by joining Covington Parks and Recreation in a scavenger hunt on the Licking River Greenway! The City encourages people of all ages and abilities to engage their senses and pay attention to their surroundings as they explore everything Covington has to offer. 

The scavenger hunt event takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and has two starting points. Participants can access the hunt at the trail access point on the corner of Levassor Place and Eastern Avenue, behind Holmes High School or on the paved trail at Clayton-Meyer Park. Participants will meet at either of these two locations to pick up their scavenger hunt, grab free goodies and learn about future trail plans.

  • To learn more about the Opening Day Trails Weekend, click here.
  • For more information regarding the LRG Scavenger Hunt, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt

A Covington tradition, children will have the opportunity to take part in the hunt, meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy storywalks and more! This event takes place on April 15  at the Volpenhein Pavilion in Devou Park and is free and open to the public. Festivities kick off at 1 p.m., followed by the EASTER EGG HUNT STARTS PROMPTLY AT 2 p.m. Participants must bring their own basket.

Age Divisions:

  • Carrot Patch - 2 and under
  • 3 - 4 year olds
  • 5 - 8 year olds
  • 9 - 12 year olds

For more information, click here.

Summer Soccer Camp

Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country based upon one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the U.S. and Canada. Their experienced international staff study the game at all levels and will help players improve their core techniques and become more confident with their soccer skills.

Sign-up your kids before April 28 to receive a FREE jersey!

Mayor's Monarch Pledge & Proclamation

In conjunction with the Covington Neighborhood Collaborative, the Kentucky Waterway Alliance, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the National Wildlife Federation, the City of Covington will participate in the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, issuing a proclamation of support on Friday, April 7 in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 20 W. Pike Street.

For more information, click here.

Great American Clean-Up

On April 29, Covington's largest annual volunteer event is back! Keep Covington Beautiful is bringing together residents, businesses, civic groups, student organizations and more to pick up litter, spread mulch, plant flowers, and complete other beautification tasks for this one day event! The event takes place from 9 a.m. to Noon.

Ready to sign up? Have a question? Check out Keep Covington Beautiful's website or facebook events.   Or contact Shannon Ratterman at or 859-866-7524.

Adult Softball

Don’t miss your opportunity to sign-up for adult softball! The deadline to register your team is April 21. We offer five different league options to choose from, including Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed Divisions. Sign-up your team today!

For more information, click here.

Park Spotlight: Goebel Park

Thanks to a very generous donation from local business owner and property developer Charles Field Killian, the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower located in Goebel Park will soon chime for the first time in 17 years!

Click here to view the WLWT video and article.