Parks & Recreation March Newsletter 2017


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Covington Pools are Hiring

It seems hard to believe, but pool season is almost here! This year, the City of Covington has teamed up with SwimSafe, a local professional pool management service, to provide city residents with the best quality and safety at its pools.

SwimSafe is now accepting applications for Managers, Assistant Managers and Lifeguards. Interested applicants can apply online or pick up and return an application at City Hall.

How do I apply?

Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2017. 

Senior Swim is Back

The next Senior Swim session starts Tuesday, March 14! Classes are FREE for Covington residents, ages 55 years and older. Classes are every Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30-11a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club.

Click here for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt

Mark your calendars! On April 15, the City will host our annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Volpenhein Shelter, across from Drees Pavilion, in Devou Park. Festivities kick off at 1 p.m., followed by the Easter Egg Hunt starting promptly at 2 p.m.

Save the Date: Covington Parks & Recreation Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate opening day for the trails by joining Covington Parks and Recreation in a scavenger hunt on the Licking River Greenway on April 8 at 1 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Park Spotlight: Hands Pike Park

The City's southernmost park in Covington, Hands Pike Park, now has a new and improved walking trail. Due to its location, it was not uncommon for the previous trail to be washed away or damaged with heavy rain. The trail was re-graded and elevated to make walking or running easier. Black top replaced the dirt and mulch to accommodate park access for everyone, including strollers and wheelchairs. The new walking trail starts next to the Covington #5 Fire Department and extends behind the playground, through the entire park.