Parks & Recreation Newsletter October 2016

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For additional information or any of the events or programs below, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at or 859.292.2151.

Perk up the Park

Join us on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Barb Cook Neighborhood Park in Latonia for volunteer led park improvements. Participants have the opportunity to provide feedback on future park redevelopments!

Latonia Business Association Halloween Block Party

Don’t miss the Latonia Business Association's (LBA) Halloween Block Party on Sunday, October 22 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.! The FREE family event takes place at the Historic Ritte’s Corner in Latonia and includes games, a petting zoo, trick or treat line, refreshments, costume contest and live music by Lazy River. The costume contest starts at 3 p.m. for both kids and adults!

For more information, contact Tom Mitchell at 859.431.3982.

Pan American Cyclocross Championships

Pro and amateur racers from all over the United States will be competing at the Pan American Cyclocross Championships at Devou Park on Saturday, October 29. The two mile off-road/on-road course wraps around the amphitheater area of Devou Park. Spectating is free and food will be for sale on-site from Dewey's Pizza and from the Rotary Club.  

Visit for race times, registration and details.

Latonia Tree Lighting

Make sure to come out Sunday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Latonia Tree Lighting! Located at the Korean War Memorial at Ritte’s Corner, the event includes caroling, hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa.

MainStrasse Village Tree Lighting

Don’t miss the MainStrasse Village Tree Lighting event on Friday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m.! This event takes place at the Sixth Street Promenade and features caroling, hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa!

Spotlight - Barb Cook Neighborhood Park

This October 22, the City will be hosting its “Perk up the Park” event at Barb Cook Neighborhood Park. Barb Cook was a lifelong resident of Covington who worked tirelessly to ensure the city was a safe and welcoming place. In 2010, the City of Covington renamed Ashland Avenue Park to Barb Cook Neighborhood Park in recognition of her commitment to the citizens of Covington.

Most notably, Cook started the Neighborhood Watch in partnership with the Covington Police Department and earned numerous awards including the Governor’s Award for Community Volunteerism and the NKAPC Chief Robert A. Shields 2008 Memorial Award for outstanding Acts by a Citizen.