Beginning Monday, May 20, 2024, weather permitting, Princeton Drive will be closed for paving work. NO ON STREET ...

Columbia Gas Road Work

The City of Covington would like to make citizens and businesses aware of some upcoming Columbia Gas upgrades. ...


Fall in our Town Pumpkins in the Park

October 19

Labor Day Union CPU

September 2

Runnin’ Shine

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Thomas Smals

Director of Parks & Recreation

Phone (540) 965-6360

Thomas Smals is the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Covington.  He graduated from Radford University, Class of 2014, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism.  He resides in Covington, Virginia with his wife Katlyn, his daughter Kiersten, and their two dogs.  He has been employed with the City of Covington since March 2015.  He started his career as the Recreation Coordinator and was promoted to the Director position in July 2023.  His work involves planning, assigning, and supervising programs, along with supervising employees in the department, as well as producing well-rounded community recreation programs, a park system, a senior center, and a well-maintained cemetery.  Thomas is also highly involved with the public relations and social media platforms used by the City of Covington.


Lisa Worley

Administrative Assistant

Phone: (540)965-6360

Fax: (540) 965-6370


Kathy Nicely

Senior Center Coordinator

Jeter Watson Center, 515 E. Pine Street

Phone: (540) 965-6363

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