Things To Do For Residents

The City of Covington is always looking for new and effective ways to serve its citizens.  Whether you're a longtime Covington resident or you're considering relocating here, there is a multitude of reasons why Covington is an ideal place to call home.  The links on the left side of this page will provide you with information regarding city initiatives, recreational activities, events and local resources.

Additional information regarding the Covington area can be found by visiting the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission.

Covington Heritage Foundation

Preserving Covington's Culture, Character and Community

The City of Covington is always looking for new and effective ways to serve its citizens.  Whether you're a longtime Covington resident or you're considering relocating here, there is a multitude of reasons why Covington is an ideal place to call home.  The links on the left side of this page will provide you with information regarding city initiatives, recreational activities, events and local resources.

Additional information regarding the Covington area can be found by visiting the Covington Heritage Foundation.

Covington Tree Board

The Covington Tree Board was established to counsel the City with regard to the preservation, pruning, planting and replanting of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets, and in other public areas.  While the City encourages the planting of trees, all proposed plantings on public property must be approved by the CITY TREE BOARD.  An application for planting on public property must first be submitted to the City Tree Board.  You may obtain a City of Covington Tree Board Application to Appear form in the City Hall lobby and the City Council Clerk's office in City Hall or for a printable copy --

Application to Appear

Landmark Tree Application

Landmark Tree Program Criteria

 

Board Members:

Bruce Davidson, Chairman
Emily Couvillon, Secretary
Jim LaCroix
Ella Mae Selmon
Billie Stanga

2020 TREE BOARD MEETING DATES

January 10

February 7

March 14

April 11

May 9

June 13

July 11

August 8

September 12

October 10

November 14

December 12

Hurricane Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane Season - June 1st thru November 30th

The City of Covington is prepared to communicate pertinent information and available emergency resources to assist our community's storm disaster preparedness efforts and recovery requirements necessary to rapidly return to normal conditions.  The City urges all residents to have evacuation plans in place should there be a mandatory evacuation order directive and ensure homes are secured for projected storm conditions.  City Emergency Essential Staff will report to work during and remain working through declared emergencies. 

Below are links to assist you as you prepare for the hurricane season:

Hurricane & Flooding Safety Information Guide

ALERT St. Tammany - Register Today!

ALERT St. Tammany is an essential public safety service provided to you by St. Tammany Parish government, informing you of dangerous weather notices, evacuation orders, and security or health issues -- emergency messages pertinent to the City of Covington and St. Tammany Parish sent direct to your phone.  By accessing the Self-Registration Page at www.stpgov.org, you can input your information through a simple two-step process.

This process allows you to enter multiple contact numbers, so in the event that you are away from your home phone or if you only have a cell phone, you can still be reached by our alert system on your mobile phone. This is extremely important, especially considering the on-the-go lifestyles many of us lead today.

Register today for life saving alerts. Public safety issues can happen at any time—night or day. If anyone you know does not have internet access, urge them to visit any local library branch to register through one of their public computers.

Weather Forecast

Forecast for Covington

National Hurricane Center

Update Center

St. Tammany Parish Government

Alert St. Tammany

National Hurricane Center

Keep Covington Beautiful

  • BEAUTIFICATION
  • LITTER PREVENTION
  • RECYCLING
  • EDUCATION

Keep Covington Beautiful is a non-profit 501 c 3 organization dedicated to involving all citizens in enhancing and preserving the beauty of Covington, Louisiana.  READ MORE...

Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles

Living a healthy Lifestyle is a commitment to a life-long process of becoming aware of healthy choices and making decisions that lead toward a more balanced and fulfilling life; a life that maximizes personal health in all its dimensions.

The Mayor's Council on Healthy Lifestyles is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all residents and visitors to Covington by establishing community connections, building alliances and support for the implementation of practices and programs that truly affect positive lifestyle changes. The council encourages, promotes and enhances healthy living though organized sports, events, nutrition and physical activities, all with a strong emphasis on using natural resources.

Our Purpose and Focus

To provide community connections, build alliances and support for the implementation of best practices and programs that truly affect positive changes to healthier lifestyles.

To increase the awareness of choosing a healthy lifestyle through public appearances, events, programs and distribution of relevant information.

Encourage and promote healthy living through organized sports, social and community events, proper nutrition, physical activities, all with a strong emphasis on using our natural resources and protecting the environment.

If you'd like to be a part of the initiative to promote healthy living in our community, contact Erin Strain at (504) 442-8899 or [email protected]

What We Do and How We Do It

What We Do:
Support and inspire the citizens of Covington to improve their health by promoting and encouraging the development of healthy lifestyle choices and to enhance healthy lifestyle resources.

How We Do It:
Providing networking, referrals and community connections
Building alliances among those serving the community
Promoting special projects, programs, events, resources, materials, education, demonstrations and activities that address preventative health in addition to achieving and maintaining good health.

Healthy Lifestyles Brochure

To request a copy, contact:
Erin Strain, (504) 442-8899 or [email protected]

Healthy News