Planning

Park development plans, reports and policies are developed in response to park system needs, changing technology, increasing population and other changes in our community.

Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan
The City's Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan establishes a road map for providing high quality, community-driven parks, trails, natural areas and recreation services throughout Covington. We are currently working on updating our PROS plan.
Current Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan - Updated 2016 (53MB PDF)

2021-2022 Update to the Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan 


Parks Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
The Parks Capital Improvement Plan lists all park and facility projects considered for the next 6-years. The majority of these projects entail the acquisition and development of parks, renovating or repairing existing facilities, and expanding trail corridors. Parks Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) (1MB PDF)


Parks and Recreations Department Action Plans and Performance Reports
2021 Parks and Recreation Action Plan (PDF)
2020 Parks and Recreation Performance Report (PDF)

Urban Forestry Strategic Plan
As the city's population grows, development increases and thousands of trees have been planted along streets and in parks, conflicts with maturing trees and other maintenance issues require a reasonable and defensible strategic plan for responsible stewardship and management. Urban Forestry Strategic Plan For Publicly-Managed Trees (PDF)