There are five brand new parks in Covington, Kentucky. Where do you fit FIVE new parks? Well, in parking spaces, of course. The five new parklets are the result of the Curb’d design competition that began in November 2015. Winning designs were selected that December and the finished parklets revealed earlier this summer.
So where did this parklet idea come from? According to the Curb’d website:
As if mini-parks scattered throughout one of Greater Cincinnati’s coolest neighborhoods isn’t reason enough to walk around and visit each one, there is also an incentive program that encourages you to check it out. Visit all five and receive a discount at participating businesses.
Curb’d is a project supported by the Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation, Renaissance Covington, and the MainStrasse Village Association.
Great Parks of Hamilton County was created in 1930 and will be honoring 85 years with a county-wide birthday party this Saturday, August 1st. To celebrate, Great Parks is offering free admission to all parks on Saturday, as well as many other free opportunities to enjoy each park’s amenities. Free harbor rentals, bike rentals, fishing, golf, climbing wall, concerts, and more! Come out and help them celebrate this Saturday.
Free park and facility entry
Free entry into all Great Parks
Free entry and programs at Highfield Discovery Garden in Glenwood Gardens
Free entry to all indoor playgrounds and wet playgrounds
Open house at the Shaker Trace Nursery in Miami Whitewater Forest from 10a–2p
Free mountain bike demo at Mitchell Memorial Forest from 5-10:30 p.m.
Free harbor rentals
Free use of canoe, kayak, pedal, non-motorized fishing boats
Free tours on the Winton Queen
Free use of all pedal bikes, including cruiser bikes, quadracycles, three-wheel bikes and pedal carts
Free fishing at Lake Isabella
Free fishing at Campbell Lakes
Free greens fees at all seven Great Parks golf courses (must be booked in advance; tee times are filled on a first-come, first-served basis; tee times can be made 10 days in advance and reservations are recommended)
Free basket of balls at driving ranges (excludes natural turf areas)
Free miniature golf and FootGolf at Little Miami Golf Center
Free nature and outdoor education programs
Free live animal programs with Great Parks naturalists at all harbor areas
Free climb on the climbing wall at Winton Woods Harbor from 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.