The soon-to-be-completed Ludlow Connector Trail in Devou Park will create safe passage for walkers, cyclists, trail runners and hikers from Devou Park East to Devou Park West. The Ludlow Connector Trail will also open up the amenities of Devou Park for the residents of Ludlow, previously accessible only via the roadway. The Ludlow Connector Trail is a supporting link of the future Northern Kentucky Riverfront Commons Trail.
Funded by a $40,000 private donation, the Ludlow Connector Trail features two elaborate creek crossings and kiosks with all-weather maps for wayfinding. The Connector Trail has been in the planning stages for four years and is the result of collaboration between the cities of Covington, Ludlow, The Ludlow Swim Club, The Devou Park Advisory Council, The Devou Park Trail Collective, and the Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance.
The success of the Devou Park trail system sees user numbers reach 300-400 outdoors enthusiasts on weekend days during spring/summer/fall seasons. A success from the first section breaking ground in 2009, next phases include another 2.5 mile section of single track that will connect Back Bowl and Incinerator trail segments, plus an ADA trail around the Old Incinerator for half a mile of flat gravel surface. The Devou Park Trail expansion project has invested $226,800 and millions of volunteer hours into Devou Park to date. We are close to completing the Devou Park Trail Expansion Master Plan. We are only $55,000 and 2.5 miles away!
For more information, contact The City of Covington Parks and Recreation Division.