Cov­ing­ton con­tin­ues with Parker’s Pas­ture plan­ning

The Covington News - - LOCAL - JACKIE GUTKNECHT jgutknecht@cov­news.com

The City of Cov­ing­ton is work­ing on its plans for a 93-acre project at Parker’s Pas­ture off Pen­ning­ton Street.

The coun­cil ap­proved sewer im­prove­ments at Parker’s Pas­ture dur­ing its last meet­ing July 17. Once those im­prove­ments are com­pleted, the city is pre­pared to move for­ward with other plans for the park.

The park project could po­ten­tially in­clude a disk golf course, multi-pur­pose fields, pav­il­ion, skate park, moun­tain bike trails, hik­ing/walk­ing trails, ten­nis courts, dog park, Cov­ing­ton Pub­lic Re­la­tions Man­ager Trey San­ders said.

“Keep in mind, we say po­ten­tial plan be­cause things are go­ing to change, it’s not en­graved in stone,” City Man­ager Leigh Anne Knight said. “We just have some, what we think, are good con­cep­tual ideas of what can go into that park.”

Knight said there is not a time ta­ble cur­rently in place for the ameni­ties at the park.

“Some things will hap­pen sooner than oth­ers,” she said. “Based on fund- ing, you know, this is the path we’re go­ing in.”

It is ten­ta­tively be­ing called “Cen­tral Park” be­cause of its cen­tral lo­ca­tion be­tween the east and west sides of the city.

San­ders said a pre­sen­ta­tion un­veil­ing more of the de­tails of the park is in the works for ei­ther the Aug. 21 or Sept. 6 coun­cil meet­ing.

The coun­cil also agreed on the new logo for parks within the city, which pulls from the new City of Cov­ing­ton logo, ap­proved ear­lier this year.

The city’s logo fea­tures three icons in sep­a­rate boxes. It in­cludes a tree sym­bolic of an ac­tive life­style and recre­ation op­por­tu­ni­ties within the city. That por­tion of the logo was pulled to cre­ate a new park logo, which will be used at all of the city’s parks.

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