After Battling Graffiti on Licking Greenway & Trails, Organizers Welcome It
The Licking River Greenway & Trails is an ambitious outdoor recreational trail that currently extends from Holmes High School to Randolph Park.
Long-range plans will eventually incorporate the 5-mile trail system into Newport, Taylor Mill, and Wilder.
Some unexpected users of the trail are graffiti vandals who have targeted the various levee pump houses.
Vision 2015, the organization that created the trails' master plan, has struggled with keeping the graffiti out of the area. The trail system is home to proper art, featuring several murals created by ArtWorks in Cincinnati.
To counter the unwanted graffiti, Vision 2015 is hoping to engage graffiti artists with designated areas on the trails.
"Hey you, give us, Covington, NKY, the world, your art. This is your canvas. This is your gallery. Speak to us," reads the graffiti invitation on one of the structures.
If the program is successful, it could be expanded, organizers tell The River City News.
More information on this program is expected on Monday.
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