Parks & Recreation September 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 or 859-292-2151.

Upcoming Events

Outdoor Movies

Labor Day weekend may be over, but there are more events to get excited about! There are three opportunities to catch an outdoor movie in Covington. All movies are free and start at dusk. Grab a blanket, bring the family and ENJOY!

Father Hanses Park Feedback

Do you live in the Lewisburg neighborhood? The Covington Parks & Recreation Department wants your feedback! 

Meet us on Tuesday, September 26 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Father Hanses Neighborhood Park, located on the corner of 11th Street and Hermes Street. We will be taking feedback on playground equipment, gardens, recreation activities and more.

Urban Ecology Workshop

All summer, you've seen the updates about our Holmes High School students working in the Great Urban Parks Work Study Program. Now is your chance to learn about their final community projects for the Licking River Greenway! 

Join us on Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall for the Urban Ecology Workshop. Listen to local speakers from Sanitation District No. 1, the Division of Water Urban Forestry and the students! Residents will learn more about what their role is in green infrastructure and storm water management.


In partnership with The Devou Good Project, bluegrass music will once again fill the Band Shell at Devou Park for the fourth year! Join us for this music and arts festival from noon to dusk on Saturday, October 7. There will be music, crafts, artisan vendors, food trucks and Circus Mojo.

Covington Parks & Recreation News

New Mulch Spread Throughout Neighborhood Playgrounds

Did you know laying playground mulch around equipment can make a huge difference in reducing injury, especially among children? 

Playground mulch is different than gardening mulch. It's a durable, springy and soft wood chip that can help prevent serious injuries if children fall off of the play equipment. It also happens to look nice too! 

Last week, City crews began spreading new mulch throughout neighborhood playgrounds to ensure safety and increase visual appeal.

PARK SPOTLIGHT: Father Hanses Neighborhood Park


Earlier this year, the Covington Parks & Recreation Department celebrated the grand re-opening of the Father Hanses Neighborhood Park in Lewisburg. 

Since then, community member Stella Terrell has held multiple youth recreation events geared towards keeping the local youth active, healthy and engaged. On August 30 and 31, the City teamed up with Stella for the Yarn Blitz event to teach neighborhood youth how to crochet. This was the park's first official recreation event. 

Check out a few photos from the event!