Many times we take for granted the things with which we are most familiar. Our families, our health, the fact we live here in the USA. Here in Northern Kentucky we can certainly take for granted some of the most beautiful places in all of Greater Cincinnati. In fact, it quit literally towers over downtown Cincinnati and boasts one of the most recognizable vistas of the Cincinnati skyline.
Devou Park is a 700 acre staple here in Northern Kentucky. For many, it’s the first stop on a trip back home; winding your way to the top to take in the beautiful view at the overlook.
The park itself dates back to 1910, but it was previously the home of William P. and Charles P. Devou. They donated the property to the City of Covington for the purposes of keeping it a green space in the growing city.
Beyond the great view of our neighbor to the north, there are some other great feature at Devou.
The Devou Park Amphitheater is always a great place to catch the KSO or CSO for one of their Summer Series.
Prisoners Lake was a rock quarry quarried by Civil War prisoners. The piers for the Roebling Suspension Bridge came out of Prisoners Lake as did much of the stone that originally paved the streets of Covington. The lake is fed by springs which is what makes it too cold for swimming (and many have had experience to prove that fact!).
Devou Golf Course was commissioned in 1922 for the purpose of creating a municipal golf course. In the 90s the course was expanded to 18 holes and features plenty of challenges.
Next time you’re with us at Valley View, make sure you ask us for directions to Devou Park in Covington, it’s only a hop, skip and a jump away. We’re quite certain you’ll love it as much as we do!