These Covington “Parklets” Are Way Cute. Also, “Parklets” Are a Thing Now.

Five Covington parking spaces have transmogrified into 3D reveries of imagination and design where people can interact, play, or park their behinds. In place through October, the “parklets” are winning designs from Curb’d, a competition aimed at making the city’s sidewalks more sociable. Let us explain.
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Photograph by Alexandra Taylor

1. Hopscotch Garden
Where:
Outside Braxton Brewing Company When: After you escape the hullabaloo of Braxton’s busy bar How: Look at it as a self-administered-field-sobriety-test. Check your reflexes on the hopscotch court—then call an Uber.


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2. The Boxing Ring
Where:
Pike Street, outside Franks Old Town Café and Cutman Barbershop When: The perfect place to knock out an Old Town sandwich like it’s a heavyweight How: Take out any pent-up frustrations on the mini-punching bags and Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots.


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Photograph by Alexandra Taylor

3. Ride
Where:
Outside Inspirado When: After beer, cocktails, and a sumptuous repast at Inspirado or Covington Chili How: Pedal the cals away while watching a movie on the bike-powered projector screen. It’s spin class with a purpose!


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Photograph by Alexandra Taylor

4. Mountain/Tunnel/Xylophone
Where:
Outside Stoney’s Village Toy Shoppe in MainStrasse When: To prepare you (and the tots) for toy-shopping festivities How: If your kids are size- (and age-) appropriate, let them climb inside, on, or under to make some sick beats.


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Photograph by Alexandra Taylor

5. Wish-Igloo
Where:
Seventh and Greenup, outside Left Bank Coffeehouse When: Feeling over-caffeinated? Chill in the igloo. How: Like a Japanese Shinto shrine (or Twitter), the Wish-Igloo contains plaques on which visitors can inscribe their hopes and aspirations.

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