Parks & Recreation Newsletter July 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! The City of Covington is currently gathering community input for the improvement of several parks. Below are details for the upcoming community park planning meeting:

Basil Lewis & Annie Hargraves Parks: Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m. 

The meeting will be at Annie Hargraves Park at the corner of Chesapeake and West Robbins Streets. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs.

Pool Passes

Pool passes are still 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 send it by email or regular mail or stop by City Hall to fill out your application in person. At this point, you can no longer fill out Pool Pass Applications at the Pools and Waterpark. Pools and Latonia Waterpark are open Saturday, June 11 from Noon – 6 p.m.

Download the Pool Pass Application

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 the Devou Park Bandshell on Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

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: Father Hanses Park

Father Hanses Park is getting a redo! Join the City of Covington and the Center for Great Neighborhoods on July 27 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Father Hanses Park for kid friendly fun, games and activities, as well as more information about the park upgrades and the opportunity to provide feedback and get more involved.