Welcome to Our Backyard

Escape to the great outdoors without leaving the city limits! With lush green space, adventurous jogging and walking trails, and a growing oasis of urban forests, Covington's parks are the perfect way to get out and play.

Slade Strickland

Director of Parks & Recreation

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Slade Strickland

Director of Parks & Recreation

Phone: 972.450.2869

Contact Slade

Wilfredo Acevedo


Phone: 972.450.2851

Contact Wilfredo

Pla Chung

Athletic Club Child Care Associate

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Jim Clark

Irrigation Technician

Phone: 972.450.2862

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Ricardo Garcia

Parks Supervisor Trainee

Phone: 972-450-2865

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Paul Jackson

Parks Superintendent

Phone: 972.450.2866

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Gerald Johnson

Parks Supervisor Trainee

Phone: 972.450.2873

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Michael Kashuba

Landscape Architect

Phone: 972.450.2831

Contact Michael

Ron Lee

Parks Manager

Phone: 972.450.2863

Contact Ron

Monica Marsh

Parks Department Assistant

Phone: 972.450.2851

Contact Monica

Oscar Martinez

Irrigation Technician Trainee

Phone: 972.450.2864

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Jamichael McCray


Phone: 972.450.2851

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Eugenio Morales


Phone: 972.450.2851

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Modesto Orona

Irrigation Technician

Phone: 972.450.2829

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Joel Ortiz


Phone: 972.450.2851

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Jose Portillo


Phone: 972.450.2851

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Quinten Reese


Phone: 972.450.2851

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Claire Remeika

Childcare Associate

Phone: 972.450.7272

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Raul Rivera


Phone: 972.450.2851

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Marcus Stringfield


Phone: 972.450.2851

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Jon Weible

Parks Supervisor Trainee

Phone: 972.450.2867

Contact Jon

Raymond Wiley

Athletic Club Porter

Phone: 972.450.7048

Contact Raymond

Tasked with maintaining our city's diverse parks, medians and jogging trails, our department is passionate about going green. We're committed to enhancing our community's quality of life with inviting outdoor spaces and stunning vistas across Addison. Tulips are spread throughout the city each spring as our dedicated Parks crews hand-plant fall bulbs that appear like an artist’s palette of spring colors! The Parks Department provides landscaping and public services to make the great outdoors even greater. From local projects to commercial properties, our team splashes the city with color, and we're dedicated to making you feel right at home in Covington's backyard!


Tulips planted in 2017


Miles of trails in Covington


Pieces of public art installed by the Arbor Foundation in 2016

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