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George Steinford Park

  • George Steinford Park
  • Goose Girl

Features:

  • Greenspace Rental
  • Art/Sculpture

Description:

George Steinford Park, also known as the Sixth Street Promenade, is a wide promenade separating West 6th Street that serves as the heart of outdoor activity in MainStrasse Village. The lush tree canopy and liveliness from the adjacent restaurant and retail establishments provide an exciting and picturesque environment to host events and is a great place for individuals to stroll with friends or walk their dogs. 

George Steinford Park also features the iconic "Goose Girl Fountain." The Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitor's Bureau commissioned noted Greek sculptor Eleftherios Karkadoulias to do the piece. Using his daughter as a model, he worked over one and a half years and cast the Goose Girl using the "lost wax" method. The fountain was erected and unveiled in October of 1980. The Goose Girl fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm was the inspiration for the theme, representative of the culture of the area. 

George Steinford, Kenton County Commissioner and State Representative who lived at 513 West 6th Street (on the Promenade), was born in Covington in 1900. Although he had no children of his own, he still saw to providing poor children with gifts during Christmas. This goodwill lasted 50 years until his death. 

Posthumously, the Rose & George Steinford Toy Foundation continues this generosity today, providing Christmas gifts for 2,000 Northern Kentucky children annually.