Covington Parks & Recreation Newsletter March 2018

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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.

Did you miss our Park and Recreation Guide? Stay connected and don't miss your opportunities to join in on the fun! To view the Recreation Guide, click here.

Upcoming Events

Swimming and Water Aerobics is back!
Ages 55 and up
 
The new session starts Tuesday, March 13! Provides a heart healthy, light resistance workout that's easier on the joints and muscles, without the risk of falling.
 
Location: Boys & Girls Club - 30 W. 26th St., Covington, KY 41014
Session
Days
Time
Resident Fee
Non-Resident Fee
March 13 - June 14
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Free
$20 per 14-week

 

Family Fitness Night

All Ages
 
No fancy gym membership required! Cycle through exercise stations with personal trainers. Channel your inner dancer and grove with mini Zumba lessons. Come ready to get sweaty! Bring your favorite smoothie recipe, use the available on site ingredients and compete for prizes.
 
Location: Latonia Elementary School - 3901 Huntington Ave., Covington, KY 41015
Date
Time
Cost
March 28
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free

 

Youth Egg Hunt
Ages 1 - 12
 
REGISTER youth by March 27, for your chance to win one of the following prizes: 43" Vizio TV, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Zoo Passes, Fitbit, Tablet, Amazon Echo, and Gift Cards. Prize drawing will take place immediately following the egg hunt, around 2:30p. Must be present to win.
Location: Devou Park at the Band Shell - 604 Bandshell Blvd., Covington, KY 41011
Date
Times
Registration
Saturday, March 31
Activities start at 1p.m, Egg Hunt starts promptly at 2p.m.
Register by March 27, for chance to win prizes
 

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/760556074142935/

 

Scavenger Hunt CANCELLED

**Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, April 14th, has been CANCELLED, due to flooding and potentially unsafe trail conditions.**

All ages
 
Tap into your inner Sherlock Holmes and join us on a quest! Hunt for hidden items, complete tasks that engage the senses and discover something new about the banks of the Licking River. Alternative ADA accessible, starting point at Clayton Meyer Park at Glenway Ave. and Thomas St.
 
Location: Licking River Greenway and Trails - Corner of Levassor and Eastern Ave., Covington, KY 41011
Date
Time
*CANCELLED Saturday, April 14
1 - 3 p.m.
 

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1597720453596882/

 

Youth Soccer Camp

Ages 5-14

Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country. Their experienced International staff study the game at all levels and will help players improve their core techniques and become more confident in their skills.
Sign-up your kids before April 27 to receive a FREE jersey!

Location: Bill Cappel Sports Complex - 4305 Decoursey Ave., Covington, KY 41015
Dates
Session/Times
Price
June 11 - 15
9 a.m. - noon
$144*
June 11 - 15
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
$144*
*If you are a Covington resident, contact us at 859-292-2151 or recreation@covingtonky.gov to see if your child qualifies for free registration.

 

Adult Softball
Ages 18 and up
 
Don't miss your opportunity to sign-up for adult softball! Includes a 12-week season, a single -elimination tournament, softballs, bases, league and tournament champ's prizes. The deadline to register your team is April 20. To register, call us at 859-292-2151.

Location: Bill Cappel Sports Complex - 4305 Decoursey Ave., Covington, KY 41015
Division*
League Night
Women's
Monday
Men's
Tuesday, Thursday, and/or Friday
Co-Ed
Saturday

*Must have at least 8 teams registered per night to form a league


Volunteer Spotlight: Stan Nassano
If you've ever visited the Licking River Greenway and Trails (LRG), chances are you've seen or said hello to Stan. A retired Covington Fire Fighter, Stan Nassano, enjoys giving back to the community by caring for the trees and greenspaces along the LRG. Growing up near the Bellevue riverbanks, he has great memories of being a kid and playing along these natural amenities. For over 8 years, Stan has worked to make the LRG a natural playground for kids to just be kids. We wanted to learn more about what drives this outdoor enthusiast to donate hundreds of volunteer hours each year.

Q: What drives me to volunteer along the LRG? 
S: "I realized long ago, while on the fire department, that cities have limited monies and budgets. It's hard to justify spending money on recreation projects when there's potholes that need filling, firetrucks to purchase, salaries to pay, etc. Working along the LRG is my way of giving back to the community and helping to fill a niche that needs filling. I like filling that niche. Where else could a fellow dig holes, play in the dirt, plant stuff, run a chainsaw, and talk to people along the way. It's like a giant playground for me. I want future generations so have a decent place to take a walk or play in the woods."

Q: What do you love most about being outside?
S: "Being outside gives me a sense of freedom. Being able to breathe, feeling a sense of serenity and the connection to something bigger than me. I believe in the power of nature and its healing powers to bring balance into people's lives."
 
Q: Why Covington? What do you enjoy most about the Cov?
S: "I love Covington because of its uniqueness. It's a big city in a little space. It's gritty, real and has a sense of history. Simon Kenton, Daniel Boone, Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, all trekked along the same shores that I plant trees on. Not to mention, I like that the City of Covington lets me do my thing with maintaining the safety, restoring the natural habitat and trusts my judgment."