Parks & Recreation May Newsletter 2017


Below are Covington Parks & Recreation Department events and programs. For additional information click on "Learn More" or contact the Parks & Recreation Department at or 859-292-2151.

Fishing Derby

Help the City of Covington celebrate "National Kids to Parks Day" on Saturday, May 20, by joining us for our annual Fishing Derby at Prisoners Lake in Devou Park. Prizes will be awarded for biggest, smallest and most fish caught for ages 5-15 years old. Fun for the whole family, this event is free and open to the public.

  • Registration 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Fishing starts promptly at 10 a.m.

For more information, click here.

Pool Passes

Mark your calendars! Covington pools and waterpark open Saturday, June 10.

The City has made it even easier for residents to get their pool passes. Forget about coming to City Hall to turn in your application. This season, registration will take place during a resident's first visit to a Covington pool. To register, residents should bring proof of residency (a valid driver's license or State ID) and complete the 2017 Pool Application (available at the pools). If a resident has recently relocated to Covington and is not yet in possession of an ID with proof of address, a lease or utility bill showing a Covington address along with a photo ID is acceptable.

For more information, click here.

Storytime in the Park

This summer, we've teamed up with the Children's Department at the Kenton County Public Library to bring you "StoryTime in the Park." Come read and play with us!

Storytime in the Park takes place on Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Storytime Locations:

  • Devou Park, Breaden Shelter - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
  • Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex - 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month

For more information, click here.

Park Spotlight: Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex

The City of Covington has partnered with Crosstown Baseball to improve the baseball fields at Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex. Thanks to community collaboration and a very generous donation from the Reds Community Foundation, baseball fields 3, 4 and 5 have received new infield dirt, allowing for enhanced playing conditions. Additional improvements include new poly cap fence guarding for each of the fields. Field 5 was recently completed and installation has begun on the remaining fields. Make sure to check out these great improvements and future ones to come, all the while enjoying a game!