Parks & Recreation Newsletter October 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

Park It Event

Come meet the Covington Parks and Recreation crew on Thursday, October 5 for its very first edition of a new program series, Park It. Throughout the year, a Parks and Recreation staff member will Park It at a new park or location in Covington to give residents an opportunity to ask questions, give feedback, and learn about upcoming projects and programs.

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  • Event Details:
    • Thursday, October 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Clayton Meyer Neighborhood Park
      • Clayton Meyer Neighborhood Park is located at the end of Thomas St., in between 17th and 18th Streets. The park sits in front of the flood wall and has an ADA ramp that connects to the Licking River Greenway and Trails.


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

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  • Event Details:
    • Saturday, October 7 from noon to dusk
    • The Band Shell in Devou Park

Cinema in the Cemetery Outdoor Movie

On Friday the 13th, join the Covington Parks & Recreation crew at the Linden Grove Cemetery for its final Cinema in the Cemetery event of the year, showing the movie Hocus Pocus

Get there early and enjoy history tours from the Kenton County Library and a costume competition. Adults and kids can win prizes for the best “Covington Costume” and best overall costume. Tours begin at 6 p.m., movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Event Details:
    • Friday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m.
      • History Tours begin at 6 p.m.
    • Linden Grove Cemetery
      • 401 W. 13th Street, Covington, KY 41011

Latonia Halloween Block Party

The Latonia Business Association and the Covington Parks and Recreation Department bring you the 12th annual Latonia Halloween Block Party from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 at Historic Ritte’s Corner. Activities include a costume contest for kids and adults, games, a petting zoo, horse trolley rides, trick-or-treating, refreshments, classic car cruise-in, and of course, music! Don’t miss all of the free family fun! 

  • Event Details:
    • Saturday, October 21 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Historic Ritte's Corner
      • 38th Street between Locke Street and Church Street

Covington Parks & Recreation News

Past Events

Check out several photos from last month’s events and programs! Thanks to everyone that made it out to the Covington Parks & Recreation Latonia Outdoor Movie, Father Hanses Park Feedback Event, Armed Services Memorial Ceremony and the City’s first ever Urban Ecology Workshop! 

PARK SPOTLIGHT: Clayton Meyer Neighborhood Park

With ADA access to the Licking River Greenway and Trails, picnic tables and a playground, Clayton Meyer is a small, charming neighborhood park. Used as a meeting point for Recreation events such as River Sweep and the trail opening day scavenger hunt, this park is a great place to build community. 

With its close proximity to the Licking River and Greenway and Trails, Clayton Meyer Neighborhood Park helps give students a safe walking route to and from school. To learn about future plans and give feedback, join the Covington Parks & Recreation Department for its first installment of Park It from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 5.