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City Parks


Covington Recreation Center is located on Oak Street directly across from Covington High School and provides area residents with an indoor facility for recreational activities.  This facility is used for youth and adult basketball, volleyball program, line dancing, exercising and dog obedience classes.  The Covington Recreation Center also accommodates youth dances, private parties, serves as a voting precinct and in time of natural disaster provides emergency shelter.

Casey FieldCasey Field is located approximately one mile from Interstate 64 off of Craig Avenue.  Casey Field is Covington's city stadium and is directly across from Covington High School.  The field is a multi-use natural grass playing surface accommodating both baseball and football and serves as Covington High School's home stadium.  Baseball games were first played in the spring and summer of 1962 as the facility was prepared for sports use after being used as a brick tannery.  The first high school football game as played on Friday, September 7, 1962.  The Boston Red Sox had a Rookie League team here in 1967 and the Houston Astros had a Class A farm club team from 1968 through 1976.  Casey Field is now home to the Covington Lumberjacks.  The playing surface on the football field and baseball diamond are generally regarded as among the best in Virginia.  The facility is used extensively from February through November for both high school, Little League and collegiate sport programs.  Amenities include concession areas, restroom facilities, shower facilities, team locker rooms, press box facilities and seating for 2,000 spectators for baseball and 7,000 for football.  Both baseball and football seating are handicap accessible.  In 1997, Casey Field was recognized by the Sports Turf Manager's Association of America as being the National High School Football Field of the Year.  Representatives from the City of Covington were guests at the Wide World Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida to accept the award at the STMA annual banquet.

Fort Young Park is located off Conrad Street.  The park includes a regulation size basketball field, shelter with charcoal grill, volleyball court, basketball courts, tennis courts, playground equipment and restrooms.  This park is also home to the Helen Child's Wildflower memorial garden.  The park borders the Jackson River, provides a nice area to walk and is conveniently located near the Riverbend Shopping Mall.

Hytower Park is located on Marion Street.  The park features basketball courts, restrooms, playground equipment, a shelter and a charcoal grill.

Jackson River Recreation Sport ComplexThe Jackson River Recreation/Sport Complex is located at 870 W. Edgemont Drive directly across from Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc.  The City of Covington, realizing the importance of recreational opportunities enhanced quality of life and the potential economic impact a sports complex would have on our community's economy, began initial site preparation for development on June 19, 2000.  Three years later this park project now provides multi-recreational opportunities for hundreds of area residents daily.  Marketing of the facility and scheduling of large events is currently ongoing.  Complex amenities include five lighted softball fields, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, soccer fields, playground equipment, walking areas, picnic areas, restroom facilities, press box, concessions and a newly constructed amphitheater.  On behalf of the City of Covington, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the Jackson River Recreation/Sport Complex. The River Rock Amphitheater is located at the Jackson River Recreation Sport Complex.

Directions to the Jackson River Recreation/Sport Complex:  Take Exit 14 off I-64 on Rt. 154; continue down W. Jackson Street; merge left onto Rayon Drive; merge left onto W. Edgemont Drive; go approximately 100 yards and the complex is located on your left.

Main Street ParkMain Street Park is located at the west end of Main Street in downtown Covington.  The six-acre community park is bordered by the scenic Jackson River.  Main Street is "green space" within the city and the Downtown Commercial District and is within the "Historic District" as listed in the National Register.  Main Street Park features a basketball court, ball field, picnic shelter, locomotive 701, a gazebo, playground equipment and municipal pool.  During the spring and summer months the park is used for socials for area residents who gather for evenings of relation and entertainment. 

The 300,000 gallon municipal pool (handicapped accessible) facility  has a diving area, shower facilities and restrooms.  The pool is open June through Labor Day with swimming lessons offered and pool rentals for private parties upon request.  Main Street Park affords a peaceful surrounding for everyone to enjoy walking, boating, and fishing. 

Nettleton Park is located at the end of Jackson Street.  This park is used for Little League Baseball and offers playground equipment, basketball courts, a new shelter, charcoal grill and a concession stand.  Adjacent to the park is National Forest land that invites hiking and hunting enthusiasts.

 Reservoir Park is located on Pocahontas Avenue.  This area includes a ball field, a basketball court, playground equipment, restrooms and parking space.

Rivermont Park is located on Rockbridge Avenue. The park has a ball field, a basketball court and playground equipment. 

Senior Center is located at 515 E. Pine St. in the former Jeter-Watson School Building.  This facility provides recreational opportunities and fellowship for our area senior citizens.  The center is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm for those 55 and older.  The center provides programs for seniors which include line dancing, bridge club, crafts, exercise, diners club, dances, cookouts and day trips.

Skate ParkSkate Board Park is located adjacent to Casey Field parking lot off of Oak Street.  The park borders the Jackson River and opened in 1999.