Covington Parks & Recreation Newsletter November 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

Night Mountain Bike Rides
Every Tuesday starting November 7 from 6 - 8 pm
The days are shorter, weather is colder and the air is crisp. Don't let the fall season hold you back from being active outdoors! The City of Covington and Reser Bicycle Outfitters are teaming up! Starting November 6 and every Tuesday until February, join local mountain bikers on a night ride through the Devou Park trails. Riders will meet in the parking lot of the Devou Golf Clubhouse at 6 pm and leave by 6:15 pm for the group ride. The group ride will end at 8 pm, followed with networking in the Clubhouse.
Riders must have front bike lights to navigate the course. Group organizers will have a few extra lights available to borrow, but it is recommended riders have their own. This event is recommended to riders with at an intermediate level.

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Perk up the Park
November 11 from 9 am - noon
The City of Covington and Keep Covington Beautiful have identified Little People's Playground in Peaselburg as a priority for renovation and improvements! Come, share feedback for what types of amenities and programs you would like to see in the park, and participate in some community art projects! Snacks provided.

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Covington Parks & Recreation News

Urban Ecology Project Winner

It was a very close race, but with over 52% of the votes, the 2017 student winners of the Urban Ecology Work-Study are Julio Ramirez and John De Dios. To reduce contamination and connect students to nature, Julio and John propose building a rain and edible garden along with a shelter to the trail head of the Licking River Greenway and Trails, at Levassor and Eastern Ave. Their hope is to also enhance the feeling of community by bringing students and residents together to manage the edible garden, rain barrels, and fresh food. 

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Needing individual or group volunteer hours? Interested in helping at community events, programs or projects? We are looking for volunteers for 2018! Contact Erin Smiley, Recreation Program Coordinator at or 859-292-2152, to learn how you or a group can get involved. 

Past Events:

Check out a few photos from last month’s events and programs. Thanks to everyone that made it out to Cinema in the Cemetery, Latonia Halloween Block Party, Mad Cap Puppets and more! 



Little People’s Playground

Located on Howell Street, in Peaselburg, the Little People’s Playground will soon have an updated look. The park was ranked as a high priority by a group of residents that makes up the Parks Advisory Board and chosen for Perk up the Park. As it stands, the park has many opportunities for improvements and creative initiatives. The fence surrounding the playground offers an opportunity for community art projects. A small sidewalk leading into the playground is a blank canvas for recreational painting projects, such as a permanent hopscotch course. The possibilities are endless! Share your ideas on November 11 from 9 am - noon, for Perk up the Park.