Parks & Recreation

About Our Division

The Parks & Recreation Division manages and programs recreational green space to promote a sense of community, encourage interaction with the outdoors, and promote a healthy and active way of life. Amenities include trails along two rivers, three swim facilities, over two dozen small parks and playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields, a disc golf course, a dog park, two outdoor concert venues, and the 700-acre-plus Devou Park.


Event Registration

Sign up for recreation programs through RecDesk.


During summer months, Covington operates two Olympic-sized pools and a zero-depth water park/splash pad. Admission is free to Covington residents with a pool pass. For locations, hours, and instructions on how to obtain a season pass, click Swim facilities.


Covington operates more than two dozen neighborhood parks and playgrounds, including a dog park and a disc golf course, and a “mini pitch” soccer field associated with FC Cincinnati.

Click Parks/playgrounds  for a list of amenities at each location, including the dog park and disc golf course.

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Members of the public can go online to reserve a shelter at about two dozen locations by clicking Reserve a Shelter.


Covington features miles of trails at three locations, including paved trails for biking and walking, nature trails, and trails that cater to off-road cyclists. For information, click Trails.


In addition to crafts and other activities at swim facilities, Parks & Rec organizes a wide variety of annual programming and activities, including: a fishing derby, an Easter Egg Roll, Astronomy night, Outdoor movies, a dog parade, youth basketball and soccer camps, pickleball, a Jack-O-Lantern festival, appearances by the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and more.

  • Annual Calendar: For an annual calendar of events, download the Parks & Rec 2023 Program Guide
  • Movie Nights: For a calendar of outdoor movies, see Movie Nights
  • Registering: To register for many events and activities, sign up online at RecDesk


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