Parks & Recreation June 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.

Upcoming Events

Pool Opening Day

Splish, Splash, Play! The Covington Parks & Recreation Department is having a pool party and you're invited! Join us for opening day on Saturday, June 10, at any Covington pool or waterpark for music, games, one free Kona Ice slushy and much more.

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 (also available onsite). 

Click here to learn more and download the application.

Summer Soccer Camp

Only a few spots are left in the most popular soccer camp in the country! Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp will be in Covington at the Bill Cappel Sports Complex, June 12 through June 16. Challenger coaches use the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the U.S. and Canada. Don't let your mini Abby Wambach miss this opportunity! 

Click here to sign-up and learn more. Additionally, you can locate information by visiting the Facebook page.

Covington Farmers Market

Looking for great produce, good times and more? Join the Covington Farmers Market for your weekly shopping and stay for the fun!

Open every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine) through October, the Covington Farmers Market has over 20 vendors with fresh and local produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, pet treats and more! The Market is located at the corner of Third & Court Streets.

Click here for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

River Sweep

Litter doesn't stand a chance! On Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the City of Covington is teaming up with Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, Keep Covington Beautiful, Rumpke Waste and Recycling and Covington volunteers, to remove trash, debris and invasive species along the banks of the Ohio (KY side) and Licking River. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, light breakfast and lunch. 

Click here for site location information and registration.

Covington Parks & Recreation News

Urban Ecology Grant - Holmes High School

The Covington Parks & Recreation Department recently received a $10,000 grant, allowing the department to work with students from Holmes High School in a summer work study program. The program will teach and mentor students in urban ecology. 

The program will discuss urban ecology topics including water quality, storm water issues, green infrastructure and caring for Covington's already amazing community. Students will work with professionals throughout northern  Kentucky and put their new knowledge into practice by designing a community project. 

2017 Place Matters Survey

What are the best things going on in Covington right now? What areas need more work? If you live or work in Covington, The Center for Great Neighborhoods wants to hear from you! 

The Center for Great Neighborhoods is asking you to spend a few minutes of your time to share your thoughts and ideas regarding the Covington community by taking this short survey. The organization wants to know what you think about this place and how it helps or hinders your family's success. 

Click here to take the survey.

Park Spotlight: Licking River Greenway & Trails (LRG)

The City is excited to announce the LRG paved trail, on top of the levee, is about to get even longer! The next two phases include connecting Austinburg and Randolph Parks and extending the paved trails to Holmes High School. Groundbreaking for the trail will start this summer.