Bogue Falaya Park Gets a Facelift
The Bogue Falaya Park in Covington LA is slated to receive a major upgrade. The 13 acre Bogue Falaya Park is located on the edge of the downtown area of Covington at 213 Park Drive and has historically has had some flooding issues with the Bogue Falaya river overflowing its boundaries. The park, which is over 100 years old, is a tranquil, waterfront getaway right in the center of downtown surrounded by many of Covington’s most beautiful homes. Although only in the planning stages, the plan is to upgrade the bulkhead to decrease any flooding of the river as well as to add new amenities to the park.
Although not fully decided, many ideas for upgrading the park have been floated including:
- Nature Trails
- A New Boardwalk
- A Dock For Small Watercraft Such As Kayaks and Paddleboats
- A Stage For Outdoor Concerts
- An Upgrade To the Playground Facilities
- Additional Benches
Although no official timeline has been set to start work on the new project, the City of Covington has allotted $25,000 for the beginning stages of the project, which is expected to cost between 1 and 2 million dollars total. Much of the estimated cost will be in the bulkhead to prevent flooding and erosion.
The Bouge Falaya Park Today
Currently, the Bouge Falaya park sports a pavilion which is open to the public, but can be reserved for larger gatherings and weddings. The park hours are 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM and 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM during daylight saving time and the park is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.