Sometimes the best way to explore your local community and catch a breath of fresh air is to check out the parks in the area. Whether you're looking for the best playground to let your children burn off some energy or you simply want to take in the natural landscape, the parks in Covington and Slidell have something for everyone.
Come immerse yourself in the natural landscape at this 130-acre outdoor sanctuary. Not only will you get a better feel for some of the native plants and wildlife in our community, but you'll also get a glimpse of the area's natural beauty. There are a number of hiking trails spanning the property that provide the opportunity to observe the Tupelo-Gum Flatwoods Swamp, flowering perennial plants, and meadows. If you bring the kids, you'll want to make sure to pay the playground a visit, which consists of 5,334 square feet of pure fun.
Heritage Park 1701 Bayou Ln 985-646-4371 7 minutes from Springs at Fremaux Town Center
This quaint park is located behind the old Slidell Train Station on Front Street and offers a beautiful water view. Pack a picnic and plan to spend the afternoon here with family, as the park features a children's playground and splash park. Looking for an economical venue for an upcoming event? Consider Heritage Park, where you can rent the gazebo for $100 for four hours or the Scoggin Station for $75 for four hours.
Tucked away in downtown Covington, Bogue Falaya Park may just be one of the most adventurous parks you've ever visited. The park features a massive wooden playground filled with mazes and forts for the kids to explore, plenty of shade, and a pavilion in the middle of the park that is available for private rental.
This gem at the end of Columbia Street offers a serene environment to kick back and relax. Located on the meandering Bogue Falaya River, it once served as a harbor for the town of Covington in the 1800s. The park’s greatest feature is its beautiful green space, where free concerts are occasionally held between March and November.
Are some of your favorite parks in Covington and Slidell not on this list? Feel free to share them with us in our comments section below.