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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Kenton County Parks Remain Open with Restrictions

Deer at Richardson Road Park

Kenton County Parks are currently open to the public for passive recreation only. Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), tennis courts, basketball courts, shelter houses, and playground equipment are closed until further notice. All park restrooms remain closed from the winter season (port-o-lets are available), but please plan accordingly with hand sanitizer.

Passive recreation includes hiking, fishing, biking, wildlife observation and walking. All programs continue to be cancelled until further notice. Full list of parks available here.

While visiting public spaces, social distancing must be practiced in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19. For this to work, people need to maintain six feet of distance in all public spaces. If you do not feel well, we encourage you to stay home. For the safety of our park workers, please leave no trash and take all of your belongings.

Additionally, we recommend that use of our parks should be done by groups of less than 10 people together. Please use extra caution, follow CDC guidelines on washing hands, social distancing, and other precautionary measures. If you are sick and not feeling well, please stay home.

The Kenton County Parks & Recreation Office is closed to the general public. Parks staff is still responding to citizen’s requests and can be reached at (859) 525-7529 or by email.  

Several Kenton County Fiscal Court departments may be experiencing a change in office availability. A full list is available here. 

Visit for the most up-to-date information regarding closures and services. You can also follow Kenton County on Facebook (@KentonCounty) or on Twitter (@KentonCounty)

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit the Northern Kentucky Health Department website or follow the NKYHD on Facebook (@nkyhealth) and Twitter (@nkyhealth).

More information

Kentuckians can find regular updates and resources including more information about when to seek medical attention and courses of action for those in counties with positive cases at the Kentucky COVID-19 website. They are also urged to visit the CDC website for up-to-date information. Kentuckians who want advice can call the state hotline at 1.800.722.5725 or call their local health care provider.

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