Kenton County, Kentucky
A Green Corridor by a Biologically Diverse Stream
This narrow greenspace currently stretches for almost two miles along the west bank of the Licking River. A trail through riparian forest provides views of the Licking, a stream ecologists consider to provide a unique ecosystem in the region. Several relatively rare fish species are present as well as one of the world’s most diverse communities of freshwater mussels. Eleven of the river’s 50+ mussel species are globally endangered or threatened with extinction.
Protected by Covington Parks and Recreation Department
In 2010, Covington became the first city to begin implementing this urban greenspace project. The completed greenway will span 12-14 miles and include land in three additional cities: Newport, Taylor Mill, and Wilder.
How to Find Licking River Greenway
From Madison Avenue, drive east on Levassor Place. Turn left on Eastern Avenue, then an immediate left into the Holmes parking lot. At the corner of Eastern and Levassor, look across Eastern Avenue to see a sign marking the southern terminus of the greenway trail. At its north end, the trail ends at a point across the levee from Randolph Park on Eighth Street.
Accessible by public transit — TANK route 8 (Eastern Av/Fort Wright).
The wide, graded trail has a surface of grass, dirt, and gravel. Accessibility rating for disabled persons is Level 2.
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