Parks & Recreation Update March 2016


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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

On March 26 come take part in a Covington tradition, the 2016 Easter Egg Hunt at Devou Park at the Volpenhein Shelter. This is a free family event! The hunt will start promptly at 2:00 p.m., but come out early to see the Easter Bunny.

John Volz Trail Opening

Join us at 4 p.m. on March 11 for the opening of the new John Volz Trail in Devou Park. Running between Volpenhein Shelter and Dress Pavilion, the John Volz Trail nature trail has been rebuilt and cleared to improve drainage and accessibility

British Soccer Camp

Covington Parks & Recreation will once again host the Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp this summer. The most popular soccer camp in the country, experience coaches teach key soccer skills and techniques for all age and skill levels.

This year’s camp will be held June 13 - 17 at Bill Cappel Sports Complex, 4305 Decoursey Ave, Covington, KY 41011. For more information and to register, email or call 800-878-2167 ext. 239.

Fishing Derby

Mark your calendars for the annual Fishing Derby at Prisoners Lake on May 21. This fun, family event is free. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Ohio River Paddlefest

Participate in one of America's largest and most exciting paddling events! Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Ohio River Paddlefest. Along the new 8.9 mile course you can explore the mouths of the Licking River and the Mill Creek, paddle under 6 bridges, take in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky skyline, and enjoy the live music and refreshments at the "Halfway Celebration" on the Covington shoreline. For more information and to register, visit

Park Spotlight: Gus Sheehan

Sheehan Park is named for West Covington native, Gus Sheehan, Jr. A longtime lawyer and newspaper publisher, Sheehan served parts of four decades in the Kentucky legislature, representing Kenton County. 

After falling into disrepair several years ago, Sheehan Park has received a nearly $150,000 upgrade, including new playground equipment, paved parking, a new shelter, and new basketball courts.

Join us at 4 p.m. on March 18 to celebrate the re-opening of Sheehan Park with a ribbon cutting.