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Parks & Recreation Newsletter January 2018

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Photo Credit: Frank Coogan, City of Covington Urban Forestry

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

Happy 2018!

 

A new year brings new adventures, opportunities and of course, goals. We often want to make changes in our lives, but sometimes we don't know where to start. Maybe it means adding more activity into your daily routine, volunteering or finding ways to help your community grow. Stay connected with us in the New Year for new programs and events to help meet your goals all year long! 

Upcoming Events

Tai Chi in 2018!

Ages 55 and up
 
If you are looking for ways to reduce stress and increase balance, Tai Chi is for you! What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that involves moving in a slow, graceful manner while focusing on deep breathing. This low impact activity is easy on the muscles and joints, making it safe for any fitness level.
 
Latonia Baptist Church
Days
Times
Resident Fee
Non-Resident Fee
*Monday
10 - 11 am
Free
$40 annually
*Classes take place year round.  No classes on the following holidays: January 15, February 19, May 28, September 3 and December 24.
 

Register on site, before class begins with Bobbie Hughes, Tai Chi Instructor
 

 

NKY Senior Games: Winter Edition 

Tuesday, January 9
9:30 a.m. - Noon
Armory Gymnasium at Tower Park, in Ft. Thomas
  • Shuffleboard, billiards, snow golf, cup stacking, Wii games, cup stacking and pop-a-shot, along with winter-themed games including snow skittles, freezebee toss, snowflake toss, and snowman toss.
Wednesday, January 10
12:30 p.m.
Boone County Public Library, Main Branch, Rt. 18
  • Euchre Tournament

Represent Covington and register! 

To register click here

 

Night Mountain Bike Rides

Every Tuesday starting from 6 - 8 pm

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. This event is recommended to riders with an intermediate level. 

For more information click here.

 

Covington Parks & Recreation News

Reserve a Shelter - Now Online!

Shelter reservations for the 2018 season, begin January 2. Book your next party or social gathering using the new online reservation tool at https://www.covingtonky.gov/visitors/parks. See what shelters or greenspaces are available on any given day with easy, step by step credit card payment.
Prefer to speak with someone? Would rather pay with a check? No problem! Call us at 859-292-2151.

Volunteers

Interested in volunteer with us? Fill out this short survey and stay up to date with upcoming opportunities. To participate in the survey click here

 

Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Mospens

Susan Mospens has been a dedicated member of the Park Advisory Group, a new group established this year to tackle redevelopment planning for local and neighborhood parks in Covington. A passionate advocate for creating community spaces, Susan believes people can find healing, nurture and delight in nature. Susan's enthusiasm and commitment throughout the project has been infectious. In January, Susan will be co-presenting the park redevelopment plan and schedule to Commission for implementation approval.