A Parent’s Guide to Covington

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The city of Covington is one of the oldest in St. Tammany parish. It has a beautiful downtown area straight out of the last century but also many modern conveniences. It’s also the parish seat.

Outdoor Play in Covington

Bogue Falaya Park

213 Park Drive

Bogue Falaya Park is a shady park located in downtown Covington along the Bogue Falaya River. There is a boat launch for kayaking and canoeing. There are several large wooden playground structures, and a pavilion. Many events happen here throughout the year.

Rev. Peter Atkins Park

701 N. Tyler Street

Also located in the downtown area, Rev. Peter Atkins Park boats a covered basketball court, a public pool that is open in the summer and a few small pieces of playground equipment.

Hubie Gallagher Park

Hubie Gallagher Park

1000 W. 15th Street

A pocket park with a few pieces of playground equipment including swings on sand.

Covington Recreation Complex

4001 De Porres Rd.

This complex is undergoing a makeover currently. When it’s finished it will have four ball fields, a football field, a playground, and a fishing pond. Until it is fully operational again I believe the fields at Coquille Park will be the closest.

Nose Park

Nose Park

401 East 1st Avenue

Walking trail and playground equipment right near the river.

Local Eats

If you’re looking for a great place to eat, then Covington has you covered! There are some amazing fine dining options but if you are looking for family-friendly they have that too! The Shack is locally owned and has a fenced yard where children can play. Pizza Man, located a little north of the city has been a popular family spot since 1976.

If you need a date-night destination, there are so many good choices. Ox Lot 9, Del Porto, Gallaghers, and Lola are all spot-on choices with great menus.

If you’re looking for a great spot for a girls lunch, Coffee Rani and Toad Hollow are great options.

Shopping in Covington

Downtown Covington has some of the cutest boutiques on the Northshore. Olive Patch has a wonderful selection for babies and children. Columbia Street Mercantile actually occupies two store fronts: one carries items for the teen/preteen/20-somethings. Mo’s Art Supply and Smith H J & Sons General Store are gems in the community that you must stop by as well.

Schools in Covington

Like all of St. Tammany parish, Covington has a robust public school system that offers the same strong curriculum as the rest of the parish. They also have several private and parochial schools in the area as well. St. Paul’s, St. Peter, St. Scholastica, and Kehoe France are all within city limits and there are many other schools just a short drive away.

We hope this helps anyone checking out Covington for the first time. And if you’re a long-term resident and see something we’ve missed, let us know!

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Hi, I'm Katy. Mom to four sweet boys ages 10, 6, 6, and 5. It's a loud, messy, chaotic life. I love connecting with other parents and am so glad you stopped by today!

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Hi, I'm Katy. Mom to four sweet boys ages 10, 6, 6, and 5. It's a loud, messy, chaotic life. I love connecting with other parents and am so glad you stopped by today!