The Mission of Parks and Recreation Department is to enhance the quality of life of citizens through the promotion of activities
and programs; maintenance of facilities, park lands, and cemeteries; and the conservation and management of recreational, cultural,
and natural resources.
Directions to the Parks & Recreation Office/Golf Course
From US190, Turn at McDonald’s onto Avenue D. Take the first right onto Wolf Road. Then at Cove Village Apartments,
take right onto Golf Course Road. Turn left at Turkey Creek sign before you reach the stop sign. At the bottom of the hill,
you will come to stop sign and go right, up the hill. The Parks Office is located in the Hills of Cove Pro Shop.
The City of Copperas Cove has 7 parks for your enjoyment:
1. Highland Park, 1203 Craig St. (W)
2. Heritage Park, 1929 Pleasant Lane (SW)
3. Kate St. Park, 603 Kate St. (SE)
4. High Chaparral Park, 1310 High Chaparral (W)
5. South Park, 2602 Dennis Dr. (CR 30 46) (SW), South Park has a paved hike/bike trail beside a local creek.
The trail measures 0.7 miles one way and is used for many exercise and fitness activities. One of three swimming pools
is located at this park and features a new Splash Pad for our younger patrons. It also has a children's playscape and
two youth soccer fields.
6. Ogletree Gap Preserve, 1878 Post Office Rd. (Hwy 190 West)- Ogletree Gap has the original stage stop at this historical
town site. This is a beautiful area for exploring and walking in a natural setting. Ogletree Gap features a pavilion that can
be reserved and rented for special events.
7. City Park Complex, 1206 W. Ave. B. (NW)- This is an 88-acre park with picnic areas, grills, children playscapes, soccer fields,
baseball and softball fields, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts. City Park features the main public swimming pool in Cove
which features a circular slide and a zero entry in the children's play area with a mushroom fountain. And don't forget your fishing pole
and try your luck at the "duck pond".
Cove Athletics offers a host of activities for youth sports including:
Online registration is available: HERE
Or you may register in person at Parks and Recreation office located at 1408 Golf Course Rd.
Tennis courts are located at: Martin Walker Elementary School (SW), Turkey Creek Activity Center (NE),
Mae Stevens Elementary School (E), and the High School (NW).
The City has three swimming pools that are open during the summer months from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The City Park and South Park pools offer daily admissions or summer passes can be purchased in May that can be used at all City pools.
Swim lessons are offered at City Park pool and are listed on the Aquatics Calendar.
For more information regarding Aquatics, please contact the Parks and Leisure Office at (254) 542-2719.
Facility Agreement Form
The Allin House, 401 N. Main
The Civic Center, 1206 W. Ave. B.
Within City Park, 1206 W. Ave. B.
Fester House stage area; Pavilion 1 located near the basketball court.
Pavilion 5, across the drive from ball field 5.
R. V. Park with full hook ups.
Reservations: Daily, Weekly, Monthly
$20 a Day
$100 a Week
$275 a Month
Annual City of Copperas Cove Events
Polar Bear Swim- Saturday, January 31, 2015 10am-12pm
Fishing in the Park- Saturday, February 21, 2015 10am-12pm
Pitch, Hit, and Run-Saturday, April 5, 2014 1pm-3pm
Easter Egg Round Up- Saturday, April 12, 2014 9am-10am
Punt, Pass, and Kick-Saturday, September 6, 2014 10am-12pm
Safe Trick or Treat- Saturday, October 25, 2014 6pm-8pm
Christmas Tree Lighting- Thursday, December 4, 2014 6pm-8pm