Kenton Co. Parks and Recreation to sponsor two occasions for Nice Outdoor Weekend Sept. 24-25


In celebration of the Great Outdoor Weekend September 24-25, Kenton County Parks and Recreation is partnering with multiple agencies to host two free events to encourage you to get outside and play. Great Outdoor Weekend* is presented by Green Umbrella.

September 24: Maintain the grounds at Doe Run Lake, 9am-12pm
Doe Run Lake, 1501 Bullock Pen Road, Covington

(Photo by Kenton County Parks and Recreation)

Residents are invited to paddle on the lake or hike the trails. Bring your kayak or hiking shoes and enjoy the park while preserving nature. Garbage bags, gloves and garbage disposal tools are provided. Do you need community service hours? County officials will be available to sign off any paperwork. Volunteers should meet at the parking lot near the jetty. The event is jointly sponsored by the Banklick Watershed Council, Sportsman’s Warehouse, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) and FORE.

Registration for participation is not required. Volunteers can register online until September 23rd.

September 24: Create and Connect 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Lincoln Ridge Park, Shelter House No. 3, 420 Independence Station Road in Independence.

Make crafts and connect with nature and each other on a guided scavenger hunt hike. Bring a water bottle; Snacks are available. Co-sponsored by the Kenton County Public Library.

Register at by September 23.

Events are for all ages. There is no cost, but Kenton County Parks & Recreation is raising funds for non-perishable food and personal hygiene items for Be Concerned.

For more information, please contact Rhonda Ritzi at [email protected] or by phone at 859-525-PLAY (7529).

Kenton County Parks and Recreation