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Kenton County celebrating 40 years of parks and 20 years of recreation

Covington, Ky. (June 29, 2016) – Kenton County is recognizing its public parks at the 40/20 Celebration. The event will be held Sunday, July 17 at Middleton-Mills Park from 2-6 p.m. The public is invited to this free event.

The first parks, Pioneer Park and Richardson Road Park, opened in 1976. Lincoln Ridge, Middleton-Mills, and Doe Run Lake Parks came along in the years following. In 1996, the Recreation program was launched and has since included a number of successful, award winning programs.

There will be musical entertainment featuring The Hills of Kentucky, members of NKY Unplugged, and The Rumored. Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy will be providing a water slide from 2-5 p.m. to play and cool off.

Be sure to wear your swim suit. Mr. Cowpie will also be entertaining with his antics and Party Animals from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Colonial Cottage will be grilling favorites and Culver’s is bringing its frozen custard treats. Boone County Parks will have a soft drink stand. Guests can bring their own picnic or make their picnic purchase on site.

Middleton-Mills Park is located at 3415 Mills Road., Covington. Directions: From I-275, take Exit 79 (Covington-Taylor Mill) and drive seven miles south on KY Hwy 16 to Mills Road. Turn left on Mills Road and drive about one mile to the park. The 40/20 Celebration will be held in Shelterhouse 2.