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Programs, Activities and Events Guide

We strive to provide high-quality, diverse recreation programs, activities, and events designed to enhance and enrich the quality of life in our community for people of all ages and abilities. You are welcome here!

Events for 2019
This page will be updated as more events are added! You can also visit the calendar.

Date/Time Event
March 4, 2019

7:00 PM

Public Works Administration Office Building

2019 Softball Season

This note is to inform all Men's Church & Co-Ed (C or below) teams of a managers meeting scheduled for Monday, March 4 at 7:00 pm in the Kenton County Public Works Administration office building, 420 Independence Station Rd., Independence, KY 41051 (in Lincoln Ridge Park).

Kenton County Parks & Recreation offers recreational softball in three leagues for adults:

  • Monday Men’s Church A (up to 10 teams)
  • Monday Men’s Church B (up to 10 teams)
  • Friday Co-Ed (minimum 8 teams; maximum 12 teams)
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March 23, 2019

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Public Works Administration Office Building

NKY Bluebird Trail Monitors Meeting/Training

This fun, informative meeting is for those interested in our feathered friends! This is for those that volunteer and those that are interested in volunteering to help monitor the Northern Kentucky Bluebird Trail nestboxes during the breeding season. In Kentucky, that’s from late-March and into August. A light lunch will be served. Learn to safely and properly monitor bird nests and contribute towards the conservation and study of birds! Maybe even become a monitor for some of the nest boxes located in Kenton County’s parks!

Please RSVP to Rhonda Ritzi at (859) 525-PLAY (7529) or rhonda.ritzi@kentoncounty.org by March 20th.

420 Independence Station Road, Independence, KY 41051

April 6, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Doe Run Lake

Great American Clean-Up – Doe Run Lake Clean-Up

The Great American Cleanup is not only a cleanup; it’s about community-building. Neighbors work side by side to improve the quality of life in their community. By ridding their neighborhoods of litter, illegal dumping, and graffiti, they are creating a clean and safe place to live, work, and play. Need community service hours? We will be happy to sign your paperwork.

Doe Run Lake (1501 Bullock Pen Road, Covington, KY 41017)

APRIL13, 2019

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Morning View Heritage Area

Reforest NKY

The annual volunteer Reforest Northern Kentucky event will take place on April 13th from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Kenton County at the Morning View Heritage Area. The Reforest NKY event site is located at 15168 Decoursey Pike in Morning View. Parking will be on site and nearby. 

Reforest Northern Kentucky is an annual, all-volunteer project organized by the Council to restore native Kentucky woodlands. The reforestation project is responsible for planting thousands of tree seedlings on public, protected previously mowed properties in Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties

Register here!

April 16 & 17, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lincoln Ridge Park, Shelterhouse #3 
Mini Camp: Earth Day with Kenton County Public Library

Enjoy hands-on explorations to celebrate Earth Day! Join staff from Kenton County Solid Waste for fun recycling activities on Tuesday, followed by awesome hands-on fun Earth Day activities on Wednesday. On Tuesday, there will be a skit, games, activities and more. On Wednesday, we'll look at seasons and weather, study clouds, and do some Earth Day art to display at the library! Attend either day or both!

Lincoln Ridge Park, Shelterhouse #3 (420 Independence Station Road, Independence, KY 41051)
April 18, 2019

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lincoln Ridge Park, Shelterhouse #3 
Raptors Alive with Kenton County Cooperative Extension

This hands-on workshop will engage participants in the mystery and wonder of exploring sterilized owl pellets. This program on owls uses owl pellet dissection, games, and fun activities to teach a variety of concepts to participating youth, including: predator/prey concepts, skeletal anatomy, ecosystems, food webs, and adaptations of birds.

Registration is REQUIRED. Register for this event or call 859-356-3155.

Lincoln Ridge Park, Shelterhouse #3 (420 Independence Station Road, Independence, KY 41051)
April 23, 2019

6:00 APM - 8:00 PM

Middleton-Mills Park- Football Field


This is an opportunity for children to see, touch, sit in and climb on the vehicles they may have in toy form! There will be plenty for kids to explore! It is lots of fun and a great photo opportunity for parents and grandparents.  Presented with Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Pack 808.

Middleton-Mills Park- Football Field (3415 Mills Road, Covington, KY 41015)

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 Rhonda Ritzi • Recreation Programs Coordinator

420 Independence Station Road, Independence, Kentucky 41051
Phone: 859.525.PLAY (7529)  •  Fax: 859.392.1923 

Last updated: June 14, 2016

Enrollment and/or participation in Kenton County Parks & Recreation Department sponsored programs and events authorizes Kenton County, its departments, employees and contractors to take photos and videos of you and your dependents for use in future brochures, flyers, documents, displays, in other County publications, on the County website, and social networking websites. Kenton County will not sell or authorize others to use such photographs for commercial purposes, and will not use them upon written notice from the participant for themselves and/or their dependents.