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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
July 10, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Middleton-Mills Park

Wild Wednesday! Raptors with Dr. Tom Sproat and Critters in the Classroom 
Pre-Program: Kenton County Public Library
Post-Program: Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council

All you need is a sense of wonder and KCP&R will take care of the rest. Learn simple definitions for big words such as biodiversity, endangered, conservation, preservation, adaptation, ecosystem, indigenous, extinction, specialization, and interdependence. 

Meet live owls and a hawk as Dr. Tom Sproat of BOISE Inc. showcases an assortment of raptors. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see the birds up close and personal.


Lunches will be provided through the summer food service program for children in collaboration with Kenton County Schools. Adults can purchase lunch for $3. Nondiscrimination statement: This institution is an equal opportunity employer. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

No cost. KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned.

Middleton-Mills Park (3415 Mills Rd., Covington, KY 41015)  

July 11, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Pioneer Park

(Almost) Every Other Thursday Science: May the Force Be with You! With Crystal Clear Science 
Pre-Program: Kenton County Public Library
Post-Program: Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy


Pushes and pulls will force kids to think about how the world works and inspire them to want to learn more.  Coin in the cup, spinning pennies, and perky poppers make abstract ideas every day for kids of all ages.

Snack lunches will be available for $1 a person and will be provided by Snappy Tomato Pizza in Ft. Wright. Fruit and veggies will be served on the side, thanks to grants from Cincinnat

No cost. KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned.

Pioneer Park (3952 Madison Pike, Covington, KY 41017) Shelterhouse #1
  

July 12, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Middleton-Mills Park

Lazer Kraze Party!

We are combining a Backyard Party with High-tech Laser Tag. Join the excitement of laser tag and backyard party games. Lazer Kraze Games will begin every 10 minutes with up to 21 players per game. Additional games will be available. Food Trucks will be available at own expense. What a great night for Dinner, Dessert and Games with the family. 

No cost. Food Trucks will be available at own expense. KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned.

Middleton-Mills Park (3415 Mills Rd., Covington, KY 41015)  
July 16, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lincoln Ridge Park

Third Tuesday Nature Night: Game on!

Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month at Shelter #3 at Lincoln Ridge Park in Independence! We'll enjoy a park-themed scavenger hunt, outdoor games and activities, and trivia! Learn a bit about our parks! Can you name all the parks in Kenton County? Do you know what National Park is in Kentucky? Prizes will be on the line! Game on!

No cost. KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned.

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

July 17, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Middleton-Mills Park

Wild Wednesday! Songs in the Key of Cow with Mr. Cowpie’s Party Animals 
Pre-Program: Legacy Taekwondo Team
Post-Program: Legacy Taekwondo Team

All you need is a sense of wonder and KCP&R will take care of the rest. Learn simple definitions for big words such as biodiversity, endangered, conservation, preservation, adaptation, ecosystem, indigenous, extinction, specialization, and interdependence. 

Mr. Cowpie is a rock 'n roll sing-a-long cow. He knows lots of goofy songs, knock knock jokes and will even bring a few surprises. He'll keep you rockin'! Lots of Moosical fun for kids and grown-ups of all ages! 


Lunches will be provided through the summer food service program for children in collaboration with Kenton County Schools. Adults can purchase lunch for $3. Nondiscrimination statement: This institution is an equal opportunity employer. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

No cost. KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned.

Middleton-Mills Park (3415 Mills Rd., Covington, KY 41015)  

July 24, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Middleton-Mills Park

Wild Wednesday!  African Penguin with the WAVE Foundation from the Newport Aquarium
Pre-Program: 
Kenton County Public Library
Post-Program: 
Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy

All you need is a sense of wonder and KCP&R will take care of the rest. Learn simple definitions for big words such as biodiversity, endangered, conservation, preservation, adaptation, ecosystem, indigenous, extinction, specialization, and interdependence. 

Penguins are among the most beloved animals at WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. They will bring one of their penguin ambassadors, where you will enjoy an up close and personal encounter with a penguin! During this presentation, participants will learn about these incredible animals, including their natural history, geography, diet, predators, and WAVE Foundation’s research and conservation initiatives. At the close of this experience, you will have a greater understanding and appreciation of these remarkable birds!

Lunches will be provided through the summer food service program for children in collaboration with Kenton County Schools. Adults can purchase lunch for $3. Nondiscrimination statement: This institution is an equal opportunity employer. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

No cost. KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned.

Middleton-Mills Park (3415 Mills Rd., Covington, KY 41015)  

July 25, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Pioneer Park

(Almost) Every Other Thursday Science: The Best of Science Matters with Science Matters in America
Pre-Program: Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council
Post-Program: To Be Decided


It’s the Best of Science Matters! Enjoy some of our favorite science demonstrations and experiments. This assembly includes a glowing pickle, Dry Ice, a bed of nails, toothpaste for an elephant, and more.
 

 

Snack lunches will be available for $1 a person and will be provided by Snappy Tomato Pizza in Ft. Wright. Fruit and veggies will be served on the side, thanks to grants from Cincinnat

No cost. KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned.

Pioneer Park (3952 Madison Pike, Covington, KY 41017) Shelterhouse #1

July 31, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Middleton-Mills Park

Wild Wednesday!  African Skulls with Dr. Tom Sproat and Critters in the Classroom
Pre-Program: To Be Decided
Post-Program: 
To Be Decided

All you need is a sense of wonder and KCP&R will take care of the rest. Learn simple definitions for big words such as biodiversity, endangered, conservation, preservation, adaptation, ecosystem, indigenous, extinction, specialization, and interdependence. 

Learn about some of the animals of Africa and see their skulls. 

Lunches will be provided through the summer food service program for children in collaboration with Kenton County Schools. Adults can purchase lunch for $3. Nondiscrimination statement: This institution is an equal opportunity employer. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

No cost. KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned.

Middleton-Mills Park (3415 Mills Rd., Covington, KY 41015)  


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 Rhonda Ritzi • Recreation Programs Coordinator
Rhonda.Ritzi@KentonCounty.org

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

Last updated: June 14, 2016

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