History of Devou Park

Our story began more than 100 years ago. Before this sprawling oasis of rolling hills and scenic groves was transformed into a public park, it was William P. Devou and Sarah Ogden Devou’s family farm. In 1910, their children, Charles and William P. Devou, donated the estate to the city of Covington with the hope it would continue to be enjoyed by families of future generations.

After the park was commissioned, Charles and his wife, Helen, lived in the family home until their deaths. Their beautiful 19th-century farmhouse now houses the Behringer-Crawford Museum, a diverse cultural center celebrating our region’s rich history and heritage. Charles served as the park’s first superintendent until shortly before his death, in 1922.

When the Devou family so generously granted their gift, they could have only imagined the meaningful impact of their legacy. Over the years, Devou Park has evolved into a multi-faceted recreational retreat that inspires learning, creativity and an awe for nature’s wonder in our cherished community.

As we welcome new generations of visitors, Devou Park remains a warm and inviting place where friends, families and neighbors can come together to experience everything the park has to offer while contributing to our ongoing story in their own special way.

Upcoming events

Holiday Toy Trains

Holiday Toy Trains

November 10, 2018 10:00AM-04:00PM
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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

December 15, 2018 09:00AM-12:00PM
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City Days@BCM: Fort Mitchell and Lakeside Park Day

City Days@BCM: Fort Mitchell and Lakeside Park Day

December 15, 2018 10:00AM-05:00PM
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December Trail Day

December Trail Day

December 16, 2018 09:00AM-01:00PM
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City Days@BCM: Park Hills Day

City Days@BCM: Park Hills Day

December 16, 2018 01:00PM-08:00PM
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Holiday Story Time

Holiday Story Time

December 16, 2018 02:00PM-05:00PM
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Tot Tuesdays!: Christmas Crafts

Tot Tuesdays!: Christmas Crafts

December 18, 2018 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Homeschool Days: An 1880s Christmas in Covington

Homeschool Days: An 1880s Christmas in Covington

December 19, 2018 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Chippie's Sensational Science Lab: Christmas Scientist

Chippie's Sensational Science Lab: Christmas Scientist

December 21, 2018 01:00PM-02:00PM
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Covington Day at Behringer-Crawford Museum

Covington Day at Behringer-Crawford Museum

December 22, 2018 10:00AM-05:00PM
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Holiday Story Time

Holiday Story Time

December 23, 2018 02:00PM-05:00PM
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Jake Speed

Jake Speed

December 28, 2018 02:00PM-03:00PM
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January Trail Day

January Trail Day

January 20, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Holiday Story Time

Holiday Story Time

December 09, 2018 02:00PM-05:00PM
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NKU SOTA Dance Troupe Performance and Movement Workshop

NKU SOTA Dance Troupe Performance and Movement Workshop

December 08, 2018 01:30PM-03:00PM
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City Days@BCM: Ludlow Day

City Days@BCM: Ludlow Day

December 08, 2018 10:00AM-05:00PM
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