Old timers


The City operates two pools and one zero-depth Water Park/Splash Pad that caters to younger children seven days a week during summer months and is open exclusively for residents in possession of a pool pass.

The 2015 swim season begins on June 6 and ends August 9. All locations are open from noon to 6 p.m., seven days a week.


Recreational swimming is offered at Randolph Park, located in the Eastside neighborhood at East 8th and Greenup Street. Randolph Park offers Covington residents with Pool Passes an Olympic sized swimming pool for recreational swimming, a playground, a picnic shelter with a grill and ample green space with seating. This park is also the home of the annual Old Timers Festival, hosted every August by the Eastside residents.

Goebel Park includes a public pool open to only residents with pool passes and is located along Philadelphia Street between West 5th and West 9th Streets in the Mainstrasse neighborhood. All parks are open dawn to dusk as per City Ordinance. The park also offers picnic shelters, a gazebo, playground and a grill. The walking trail connects this park to the Kenny Shields Park. The park also hosts the Sergeant First Class Jason Bishop Memorial that sits directly across from the house in which Jason grew up.

Water Park/Splash Pad

The Water Park/Splash Pad park is great for young children. Part of the Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex, this facility is located in the Latonia neighborhood of Covington at 43rd Street and Decoursey Avenue. The Water Park is subject to a seasonal schedule and is exclusively available to all Covington residents in possession of a pool pass.

Pool Passes

Pool passes are needed to access City pools and are free for Covington residents. Residents will need to provide proof of residency with a valid driver's license or State ID.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and will be required to complete and sign their own form. Parents and grandparents may get a pool pass for any children or grandchildren under the age of 18.


Senior Swim

Senior Swim is from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning August 4 and continuing through November 16.

This free swim program for Seniors aged 55 and over is held at the MSU Boys and Girls Club, 30 West 26th Street. This relaxing and lightly structured program offers water aerobics, lap swimming, swim lessons and a safe and healthy morning of fun. Certified lifeguards are on duty. Interested parties can show up or inquire with the Recreation office for more information at 859-292-2151.