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Parks & Recreation August Newsletter 2017

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Below are Covington Parks & Recreation Department events and programs. For additional information click on "Learn More" or contact the Parks & Recreation Department at recreation@covingtonky.gov or 859-292-2151.

Upcoming Events

Covington Outdoors Weekend

Covington Outdoors Weekend is a full weekend of free events in Covington, Kentucky that encourage residents and visitors to get outside, be active, and enjoy Covington's many parks, trails, and green spaces. Events take place on August 4-6. Click here for more details.

Registration is highly encouraged because space is limited for most of the events. Click here to register.

Take a sneak peek at a few events happening in the parks:

Pools Close August 6

It seems hard to believe, but there is only one more week until all City pools close for the season. The City has had so much fun crafting, gaming, and creating new friendships with everyone this summer. The City thanks SwimSafe, Skool Aid and Administrative Assistant for Parks, Recreation & Facilities Leah Dodson for a successful summer of programming at the pools!

Don’t miss Dog Day at Goebel Pool on Sunday, August 6 once the pools close for us humans. The pool will reopen for the dogs at 6:30 pm. 

Community Yarn Bombing

Attention all knitters! Join us on August 30 and 31, at 3 p.m., as we bring colorful knitted and crocheted yarn bombs to Father Hanses Neighborhood Park in the historic Lewisburg Neighborhood. Interested in learning how to knit or crochet? We’ll teach you!

Never seen yarn bombing? Check out this photo essay From TIME - http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,2077071,00.html

Covington Parks and Recreation News

Great Urban Parks Work Study

Over the past several weeks, the City’s work-study students have been busy learning the major components of green infrastructure, nature conservancy, biodiversity, water management and much more. Students have had the opportunity to apply this information, first hand by visiting SD1 (NKY Sanitation District), Groundwork Cincinnati-Mill Creek, and the Edge of Appalachia Preserve.

As the instructional aspect of the students work comes to a close they have been gearing up for their project proposals. Students have already begun brainstorming several project ideas! The City looks forward to sharing those in the coming weeks. The City thanks Southwest Airlines and National Recreation and Park Association for sponsoring the Great Urban Parks work study program.

Randolph Park Shelter Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Friday, August 4, at 6 p.m., the City of Covington celebrates the grand opening and completion of the new Randolph Park shelter. In conjunction with the annual Old Timers event, the celebration will include speeches from Mayor Joseph U. Meyer and Commissioner Michelle Williams, and an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

Located in the Eastside neighborhood, the 1,558 square-foot shelter was built by CBS Construction. The shelter features new amenities including picnic tables, restrooms, grills, flagpole, landscaping and a paved sidewalk. Randolph Park is open daily from dawn until dusk.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Randolph Park is located at 226 E. 8th Street, Covington, KY 41011.

Park Spotlight: Goebel Park

If you’ve been to Goebel Park in the past few weeks, you may have noticed two new creatures that happen to love collecting trash. If you’re thinking the goats, think again. Thanks to a donation from Make Goebel Great, there are two new “creature” trash cans to discourage litter. Check out the below photos. They are sure to put a smile on your face!