Recreation Update July 2015

KSO Summer Series at Devou

Since 1995, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra (KSO) has been holding concerts in the iconic Devou Park Bandshell. Bring your family, a blanket, and a picnic and enjoy excellent music in a picturesque venue!

KSO will be holding three concerts this summer, each with their own theme. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. We suggest you arrive early, however, as lawn seating is first-come, first-served. The restroom pavilion will be open and food trucks will be on hand. Admission is free, though a $5.00 per person donation is suggested.

Saturday, July 11: Hits of the Big Red Machine Era

As Sparky, Johnny, Pete and Tony were making Riverfront Stadium the stage for four World Series appearances, the pop music world was abuzz with Queen, Barry Manilow, KC & the Sunshine Band, Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Bee Gees, Patti Labelle & Ray Stevens.

Saturday, August 1: Zoot Suit Riot

The Swing Revival of the 1990s jumps and jives its way to Devou Park with the newest KSO subsidiary group - The Covington Devou Doo Daddies. Bop to hits by Big Bad VooDoo Daddy, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and Crown Royal Revue.

Saturday, September 5: Battle of Broadway – Sondheim vs. Webber

Broadway vets Pamela Myers and Jessica Hendy deliver stand out songs from Stephen Sondheim’s and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musicals accompanied by the KSO. Songs from Company, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Follies, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and more will be featured.

More information is available at the KSO's website,

Parks Survey

The City of Covington, along with Ludlow and Bromley are jointly hosting a website survey at

This site is a public resource and input tool for parks and recreation in the urban core of Kenton County. It will help gather information from the public as part of planning effort for future parks and park programming.

It also features an interactive map that shows the location and amenities available at each park located within the cities of Covington, Ludlow, and Bromley.

Please take the survey and make your opinion count!

Free Swim Lessons

The Covington Recreation Dept. will be offering free swim lessons at Randolph and Goebel Pools for children ages 5 through 12. There is a maximum of 20 sign-ups per pool.

The lessons will be conducted by certified lifeguards under the supervision of the Pool Manager at each site. Parents/Guardians will need to complete a permission slip for each participant. Lesson dates and times are as follows:

Randolph Pool

Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Goebel Pool
Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

If you have any questions, each pool has information posted on site or please see Debbie at Goebel Pool or Areatha at Randolph Pool anytime from noon to 6 p.m., seven days a week.