Parks & Recreation Newsletter June 2016


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For additional information or any of the events or programs below, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at or 292-2151.

Community Park Planning Meetings

Help us breathe a breath of fresh air into your neighborhood parks! Covington is currently gathering community input for the improvement of several parks. Below is a list of upcoming community park planning meetings:

Basil Lewis & Annie Hargraves Parks:Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. and Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m. All meetings will be at Annie Hargraves Park at the corner of Chesapeake and West Robbins Streets. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs.

River Sweep

Join us Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. to clean invasive plants from the Licking River Greenway and Trails. We will be meeting at Austinburg Park. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information and to RSVP, go to

Pool Passes

Pool passes are now available to Covington residents! You are encouraged to submit pool pass applications early in order to avoid any wait time. Simply fill out the form online and return it by email, regular mail. or stop by City Hall to fill out your application in person. Pools and Covington Waterpark open Saturday, June 11 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Download the form.

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra

Come out to Devou Park and enjoy a night of music for the first of a three concert series performed by the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. The concert will take place at Devou Park Bandshell on July 9 at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

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.

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: Randolph Park

The Marian Development Group and the City of Covington are investing in several exciting improvements at Randolph Park including new basketball courts, shelters and other amenities. With the weather heating up, make sure to stop by the pool and check out the new liner and shade structures.To learn more, visit our Parks page.