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Kenton Parks events include Doe Run Lake and Nature Trail Clean-up; Come Outside and Play 5K

Kenton County Parks & Recreation will facilitate the annual Doe Run Lake & Nature Trail Clean-Up, as part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Clean-Up 2018, presented by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.

The clean-up will begin at 9:00 a.m. on April 7. After the cleanup, a celebration with lunch will be available.

Order of Events:

9:00 A.M. Clean-Up Begins

12:00 P.M. Clean Up Ends with Celebration Lunch

This event provides citizens an opportunity to ‘Make a Difference’ by picking up trash and litter and to explore one of the last remaining public natural areas in Kenton County. Help your friends and neighbors make a difference!

Join Kenton County Parks and Recreation to make a difference.

Rubber gloves and trash bags will be provided. Wear boots or old shoes and old clothes. It will be messy. Volunteers will collect and remove everything that should not be found in a County park, including trash, construction debris, automobile and truck tires, old fishing line, and an odd assortment of other objects not usually associated with nature and the outdoors. There will be a restroom available.

There will be a ‘Most Unusual Find’ contest again this year. One year, it was a bowling ball; another year, it was two halves of an electric guitar!

Need community service hours? Rhonda Ritzi, the Recreation Coordinator, will be happy to sign any paperwork. Help your friends and neighbors make a difference!

Doe Run Lake is located at 1501 Bullock Pen Rd., Covington, KY 41017. Take the Covington/Independence (Exit 80) off I-275. Go south (away from Covington and under I-275) on KY 17 (Madison Pike) about one mile. Follow the signs. Volunteers should meet in the parking area near the boat launch. For additional information, please call 859-525-PLAY (7529).

Come outside and Play 5K

Gather your friends and family, it is time to join Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) at their newest event- Come Outside and Play 5k. This race will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the Golf Courses of Kenton County on the Fox Run Golf Course.

Register online here. Register before April 10 to be sure to get a race day shirt. Registration is $25 through April 1, $30 from April 2 – 20 and $35 the day of the race. The race will benefit Kenton County Parks and Recreation. Race Day Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. at the race site and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. (subject to change).

Parking will be available at Lincoln Ridge Park, 420 Independence Station Road, Independence, KY 41051. Shuttle to Race Course will be provided. The Golf Courses of Kenton County are located at 3908 Richardson Road, Independence, KY 41051.

More race day information and race results are available here or by contacting Rhonda Ritzi at  rhonda.ritzi@kentoncounty.org or (859) 525-7529.

Kenton County Parks and Recreation

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