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

Exhibit Opening: Sports Hall of Fame

Exhibit Opening: Sports Hall of Fame

February 16, 2019 10:00AM-12:30PM
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February Trail Day

February Trail Day

February 17, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Tot Tuesdays! A Chocolaty Delight

Tot Tuesdays! A Chocolaty Delight

February 19, 2019 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Six@Six Lecture: Celtic Bog Burials with Amanda Andrews

Six@Six Lecture: Celtic Bog Burials with Amanda Andrews

February 21, 2019 06:00PM-07:00PM
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 Secret Cincinnati Show-and-Tell

Secret Cincinnati Show-and-Tell

February 28, 2019 07:00PM-08:30PM
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Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: When the Wind Blows

Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: When the Wind Blows

March 07, 2019 01:00PM-02:00PM
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Homeschool Days @ BCM: A Civil War Soldier’s Life

Homeschool Days @ BCM: A Civil War Soldier’s Life

March 13, 2019 02:00PM-03:00PM
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March Trail Day

March Trail Day

March 17, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Tot Tuesdays! Chickie Chick Day

Tot Tuesdays! Chickie Chick Day

March 19, 2019 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Brown Bag Luncheon: Tinkerbelle versus the Celts: Fairy Lore as Oral History with Michael J. Simonton

Brown Bag Luncheon: Tinkerbelle versus the Celts: Fairy Lore as Oral History with Michael J. Simonton

March 21, 2019 12:00PM-01:30PM
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9th Annual Two-Headed Calf Awards Dinner and Gala

9th Annual Two-Headed Calf Awards Dinner and Gala

March 21, 2019 06:00PM-09:00PM
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 ArtsWave Day @BCM: Start of Working in Progress No.2 Auction - Free Admisison

ArtsWave Day @BCM: Start of Working in Progress No.2 Auction - Free Admisison

March 30, 2019 10:00AM-05:00PM
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April Trail Day

April Trail Day

April 21, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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May Trail Day

May Trail Day

May 19, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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June Trail Day

June Trail Day

June 16, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Homeschool Days @ BCM: The Underground Railroad

Homeschool Days @ BCM: The Underground Railroad

February 13, 2019 02:00PM-03:00PM
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Free Admission Behringer-Crawford Museum

Free Admission Behringer-Crawford Museum

February 09, 2019 10:00AM-05:00PM
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Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: Building with Heart

Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: Building with Heart

February 07, 2019 01:00PM-02:00PM
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