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Celebrate the city! One can hardly believe the City of Covington has been incorporated for 15 years. Yes – 2012 marks our 15th anniversary as a city! Despite the ups and downs of the economy, Covington has maintained its position as number one in retail growth among other cities in the state of Washington. Our retail Margaret Harto Mayor strength has been a driving force for withstanding the economic issues that challenge us. In fact, we continue to see growth in our community on many levels. So much has changed since 1997; we have a lot to be thankful for! Our city was awarded several grants which will allow us to move forward this year with construction on the first phase of Covington Community Park. That means our community will have its first full size soccer field for ready for use in spring 2013! We continue to seek ways to make improvements to Covington’s main transportation corridor. The City has secured state funding to begin the design phase of CIP 1127 – the road improvement project for S.E. 272nd from Jenkins Creek to 185th and beyond. Although additional funding is needed to carry this project to completion, we are well on our way. In addition to improved roadways and a community park, Covington residents are closer than ever to

comprehensive medical care. MultiCare opened its new 24/7 Emergency Department and will be constructing a new hospital soon. And, you may have noticed the new construction off 168th Place S.E., behind Safeway where Valley Medical is building a medical complex that will add a new dimension to Covington’s Town Center plans. Whether you are a new resident or a longtime community member, our City welcomes your feedback. It’s easy to contact us by email or phone, and through social media. Visit our website at, call us at (253) 480-2400 or like us at If you’d prefer to meet us in person, you are invited to attend a City Council meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

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Demographics .............................. 4 Monthly Meetings ......................... 4 Access Covington.......................... 4 Elected Officials............................ 5 Connect with the City.................... 6 Code Enforcement......................... 7 License Your Pet ........................... 7 Aquatic Center........................... 8-9 Covington Schools ...................... 10 Recycling ................................... 11 Community Links ........................ 12 Parks, Trails, and Open Spaces ..... 13 Human Service Providers ............. 14 Community Events ...................... 15

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Access Covington

Population...........................................................................17,640 Area in Sq. Miles ....................................................................... 6.5 Median Age .................................................................... 34.7 years Percent of Owner-Occupied .................................................. 86.8% Number of Households ......................................................... 5,396 Avg. Household Size ............................................................... 3.12 Percent of King County’s Population ....................................... 0.9% Median Household Income ................................................$84,323 Median Home Value ........................................................$314,300

Monthly Meetings City Council Meetings - second and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Arts Commission Meetings - second Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Economic Development Council - fourth Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Parks & Recreations Commission Meetings - third Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Planning Commission Meetings - first and third Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Human Services Commission Meetings - Second Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.


All meetings are held at Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St., Suite 100, unless otherwise posted. Please call to confirm dates and times, as they are subject to change.

There are numerous ways to keep track of important issues in city government. The City Council holds their regular council meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Every meeting allows the opportunity for citizens to make a public comment – whether to raise a concern, voice an opinion or simply to provide feedback. The City of Covington’s Facebook page is also an excellent opportunity for citizens to provide the city with comments. By “liking” our Facebook page, you would have the opportunity to post questions about city-related topics and to follow news and get emergency notices. Usually once a month the City publishes an update in the Covington Reporter newspapers for citizens to read about important projects, events and news. On the web, at, internet users can get the fastest access to city-related matters. It’s easy to find commonly-used documents, city and community news, budget documents, a calendar of events, contact information, and so much more. Citizens are always welcome to call City Hall at (253) 480-2400 or to visit in-person to reach a staff member during the normal business hours of MondayFriday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Elected Officials United States Maria Cantwell - Seattle (206) 220-6400 Patty Murray - Seattle (206) 553-5545 8th Congressional District: Congressman Dave Reichert (206) 275-3438

State of Washington

Christine Gregoire, Governor (360) 902-4111 47th Legislative District: Senator Joe Fain (360) 786-7692 Representative Mark Hargrove (360) 786-7918 Representative Pat Sullivan (360) 786-7858

King County Council Dow Constantine, County Executive 206-296-4040, Reagan Dunn, Councilmember District 9 206-296-1009, Pete von Reichbauer, Councilmember District 7 206-296-1007,

City of Covington Marlla Mhoon – Position No. 1 Mark Lanza – Position No. 2 Margaret Harto, Mayor – Position No. 3 David Lucavish – Position No. 4 Wayne Snoey – Position No. 5 Jim Scott – Position No. 6 Jeff Wagner, Mayor Pro Tem – Position No. 7

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Let’s Connect!

Non life-threatening police matters: To report non-emergent matters, call police at (206) 296-3311

Covington City Hall 16720 S.E. 271st St., Suite 100 Covington, WA 98042-4964 Phone: (253) 480-2400 Fax: (253) 480-2401 Web: Facebook: CityofCovington

Permits: Contact Permit Center Coordinator Kelly Thompson at (253) 480-2447 or

Connect with City Council Members Please send any mailed correspondence for city council members in care of Covington City Hall or e-mail may be sent straight to council members at FREQUENTLY REQUESTED CONTACTS Animal Complaints: Contact King County Animal Control at (206) 296-7387 Aquatics Information: For questions about the Covington Aquatic Center, open swim, exercise classes or learn to swim lessons, call (253) 480-2480 or visit Business Licenses: For information on obtaining a business license, contact Permit Center Coordinator Kelly Thompson at (253) 480-2447 or City-Sponsored Community Events: Contact Community Relations Coordinator Karla Slate at (253) 480-2402 or Code Enforcement Issues: Contact Code Enforcement Officer Brian Bykonen at (253) 480-2448 or

Employment: Contact Human Resources Manager Noreen Beaufrere at (253) 480-2410 or Graffiti Issues: To make a police report, call (206) 296-3311. To inquire about clean-up or free kits, contact Community Relations Coordinator Karla Slate at (253) 4802402 or Human Services: For human services needs or information, contact Human Services Analyst Victoria Throm at (253) 480-2411 or

Potholes: Contact Public Works Maintenance at (253) 480-2471 Recycling: For information about recycling and recycling events, contact Public Works Office Supervisor Shellie Bates at (253) 480-2463 or Renting the Community Room: Contact Receptionist Kathleen Kirshenbaum at (253) 480-2404 or Street Light Outages: Report them at lightsout or 1(888) 225-5773

Inspections: Contact Building Official Robert Meyers at (253) 480-2445 or

Traffic Issues: Contact City Engineer Don Vondran at (253) 480-2462 or

Media Inquiries: (including logo and photo requests): Contact Public Information Officer Karla Slate at (253) 480-2402 or kslate@

Volunteer: Contact Personnel and Human Services Analyst Victoria Throm at (253) 480-2411 or

New Development: Questions can be directed to Senior Planner Salina Lyons at (253) 4802442 or

Website Problems: To report problems with the city’s website, please contact Community Relations Coordinator Karla Slate at (253) 480-2402 or



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The Skinny on Code Enforcement

It is the goal of the City of Covington to work in partnership with residents and business owners to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. If a city municipal code violation is suspected, it can be reported to the City so a fair and unbiased investigation can be conducted to correct those violations. Dealing with a code enforcement violation can certainly be frustrating for the complainant. By the time a complaint is received by the City, the violation could have been in existence for some time or be a serious nuisance to neighbors. By then the complaint process can seem slow and frustrating so it may be helpful to understand the process the City takes when receiving code enforcement complaints. Code enforcement complaints can be accepted either in person at City Hall, online at or via phone at (253) 4802400. Once a complaint is received, a Citizen Action Request (CAR) form is filled out. Once the CAR is complete, a priority is assigned to the complaint, information is gathered, and a site review is performed for verification. High priority cases involve urgent fire and life safety and/or environmental hazards impacting the public. The City has fewer of these types of cases but they typically take many more hours to resolve. Moderate priority cases may involve potential hazards to the public relating to safety and/or environmental hazards. And, low priority cases pose little potential danger to the public relating to safety and/ or environmental hazards. High and moderate priority cases will typically receive a site review within three days depending on how serious the violation is. Lower priority cases will receive a site review within 90 days due to the load of higher priority cases. After the initial property research and contact with the property owner is complete, the appropriate compliance action is determined and implemented. The City works toward voluntary compliance with the property owner, but if this approach is unsuccessful then an enforcement action is taken which could include correction notices, notices of violation, and fines.

Do You Love Your Pet?

Have you ever thought about what you would do if your dog or cat went missing? Would you go out looking for him or her? Would you call all of the shelters to see if he or she was picked up? Would you hang “missing pet” flyers around the neighborhood? If your pet has a license, you may not have to do any of these things. The direct benefits for residents who purchase a required license for their pets include the Vacation Pet Alert program and efforts to reunite owners with their lost pets. The first time your pet is lost, staff will skip a trip to the shelter and safely deliver your pet to your home immediately. If immediate reunification is not possible, your pet will be taken to the shelter while attempts will be made to contact you. The Vacation Pet Alert program allows you to provide the pet licensing office with contact information for your pet caretaker while you are away from home, so the correct person is contacted if your pet is found. The annual cost of a pet license also helps to fund shelter operations, animal control efforts and pet adoptions programs. Without shelters, lost and stray pets would have no place to go, nor could they be adopted by other pet-lovers. Pet licenses in King County range from $15 to $60 annually depending on age and whether your pet has been altered or not. Pet licenses can be purchased or renewed at Covington City Hall during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Adopt-A-Street! Volunteer groups can “adopt” approximately a two-mile stretch of street in Covington by removing litter at least two times per year over a two year period. For more information, contact City of Covington Public Works Department Adopt-A-Street Program Shellie Bates, Office Supervisor 253-480-2463 or

Join us for the Purple Light Night Tree Lighting September 29, 2012

Remember the victims who lost their lives from domestic violence. Support those who survived domestic violence. Hope for those still living with abuse. The community tree is located at the 168th Place SE Roundbout (by Fred Meyer). Call 253.480.2411 for more information.


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Celebrate with your city

The City of Covington celebrated two milestones in early 2012 – the Covington Aquatic Center turned 35 years old and the City was designated a Tree City USA for its 10th year in a row! The Covington Aquatic Center opened its doors to the public on March 3, 1977. Originally owned and operated by King County, it was transferred to the City of Covington in 2004 and serves as one of the community’s only recreation facilities. The Covington Aquatic Center serves over 80,000 waterlovers each year through programs like the award-winning Aquatics Volunteer Academy, American Red Cross swimming lessons, annual events like April Pool’s Day and the Spooky Swim, and various water exercise classes, lap swims and more. In 2006 and 2007, the City invested in improvements for the Covington Aquatic Center that have given the facility a much needed facelift and extended its lifespan so the community can continue to enjoy aquatic recreation. This project earned Covington Aquatic Center the 2008 Washington Recreation and Parks Association Spotlight Facility and Park Award. The improvement project was extensive and included, among other upgrades, re-plastering and re-tiling of the pool, painting of the natatorium, installation of whale artwork, and replacement of underwater lights with energy efficient LED lights. Since the completion of that project, the City has continued making improvements including upgrading the HVAC system and re-tiling the public locker rooms. The Tree City USA® program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. The program provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 135 million Americans call home. There are more than 3,400 communities that are currently a Tree City USA. To qualify as a Tree City USA, the city must meet four established standards. The city must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

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What’s to love at the Covington Aquatic Center? The rope swing. Big Red the inflatable octopus. Lifeguard training. Swimming lessons. This is just a taste of what the Covington Aquatic Center (CAC) has to offer. Serving over 80,000 patrons last year alone, the Covington Aquatic Center offers just about everything to satisfy your water craving. The CAC offers several fun community events throughout the year, including the Sweetheart Swim, April Pool’s Day, the Summer Splashtacular, the Spooky Swim, and the Hollydaze Float-in Movies. Regular recreational swims, such as public, lap, and family swims, are offered throughout the week, along with swimming lessons, water exercise classes, and more! Guests can choose to purchase an annual swimming pass, multiple-visit discount card, or pay the drop-in swimming rates. No matter how you pay, Covington residents will enjoy a discounted rate! WE’RE YOUR SWIMMING LESSON EXPERTS! Over 4,000 students become stronger and safer swimmers in Covington Aquatic Center’s lesson program each year! We understand that parents want the best for their children and swimming lessons that they can trust. That is why we offer the gold-standard of swim instruction – the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. It combines the best instruction with a strong emphasis on drowning prevention and water safety. Classes are offered year-round for all ages and all abilities. Our instructors are top-notch and maintain nationally recognized certifications as both swim instructors and lifeguards. Learn from the best and register today! PARTY AT THE POOL FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY! Fun play features at the Covington Aquatic Center make birthday parties a blast! In addition to water basketball and springboard diving, the pool offers extras such as “Big Red” the inflatable octopus, the floating “Magic Carpet,” the rope swing, and the waterslide. You can rent the entire pool or there is also a small rental room available for those that want to bring a birthday cake and open gifts. For children, it is instant entertainment; for parents, it is a great place to host a party (so that you don’t have to clean-up your house afterwards). For more information, contact the Covington Aquatic Center. FOR MORE INFORMATION For more information about the Covington Aquatic Center or to register for activities, visit, call 253-480-2480, or visit us at 18230 SE 240th St, Covington, WA 98042 (Next to Tahoma High School).


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Covington Schools Kentlake Senior High School 21401 SE 300th Street Kent, Washington 98042 253-373-4900 253-373-4908 Fax

Mattson Middle School 16400 SE 251st Street Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7670 253-373-7673 Fax

Kentwood Senior High School 25800 164th Avenue SE Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7680 253-373-7326 Fax

Rainier Christian Middle School 26201 180th Avenue SE Covington, Washington 98042 253-639-7715

Kentwood Christian Academy 26223 164th Avenue SE Covington, Washington 98042 253-631-8853

Cedar Valley Elementary School 26500 Timberlane Way SE Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7649 253-373-7651 Fax

Cedar Heights Middle School 19640 SE 272nd Street Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7620 253-373-7628 Fax

Covington Elementary School 17070 SE Wax Road Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7652 253-373-7654 Fax

Crestwood Elementary School 25225 180th Avenue SE Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7634 253-373-7636 Fax

Lake Youngs Elementary School 19660 142nd Avenue SE Kent, Washington 98042 253-373-7646 253-373-7648 Fax

Grass Lake Elementary School 28700 191st Place SE Kent, Washington 98042 253-373-7661 253-373-7663 Fax

Meridian Elementary School 25621 140th Avenue SE Kent, Washington 98042 253-373-7664 253-373-7666 Fax

Horizon Elementary School 27641 144th Avenue SE Kent, Washington 98042 253-373-7313 253-373-7324 Fax Jenkins Creek Elementary School 26915 186th Avenue SE Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7331 253-373-7333 Fax

Sawyer Woods Elementary School 31135 228th Avenue SE Black Diamond, Washington 98010 253-373-7750 253-373-7757 Fax Sunrise Elementary School 22300 132nd Avenue SE Kent, Washington 98042 253-373-7630 253-373-7632 Fax

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Recycling – Did You Know? The concept behind recycling is simple: Give new life to a product or packaging, instead of sending it to the landfill. But in practice, recycling gets complicated. That’s partly because different things need to be recycled different ways, and also because recycling doesn’t really succeed until the collected item is turned into a new item and sold. Recycling collection rules are based on the requirements of the end markets.

Get a FREE compostable bag sample at Covington City Hall while supplies last.

Here are a few things you might not know about recycling: Did you know you can recycle all your food scraps and foodsoiled paper? Those can be put in your yard waste cart, and they get turned into compost. Meat, fish, poultry, bones, dairy products, vegetable and fruit trimmings, bread and other items can be recycled – even pizza delivery boxes, paper plates and napkins. Keep recyclable food in a covered container and frequently empty it into your yard waste cart. If you’re concerned about mess or odor, try lining your kitchen container with a compostable bag. When full, tie up the bag and throw it in your yard waste cart. Get a free compostable bag sample at www. Did you know that when recycling hard plastic packaging in our local curbside collection programs, you should go by the shape of the container, not the number on it? If it’s shaped like a bottle, jug or tub, toss it in the recycling bin! One exception is plastic containers used for oil or hazardous chemicals – put those in the garbage. Did you know you can take back more than just grocery bags to participating grocery stores for recycling? Most of those programs also accept any clean, dry bags, such as newspaper bags, dry cleaning bags, bread bags, produce bags and the clear plastic wrapping for toilet paper and other goods. Did you know that lids and caps are not accepted by our Covington curbside recycling collection programs?

Did you know there are more than 60 locations in King County where you can recycle computers and TVs at no charge? The reason it’s free for residents and small businesses is because the electronics industry pays the costs of recycling, under an innovative state law. Find locations at For more information, go to and visit us on Facebook at

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Community Links

UTILITIES Comcast Corporation (Cable, Internet, Telephone) P.O. Box 5187 Everett, WA 98206-5187 Residential customers please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) Comcast business customers please call 1-800-316-1619

Covington Library 27100 164th Ave. SE Covington, WA 98042 (253) 630-8761 United States Postal Service 17300 SE 270th Pl. Covington, WA 98042-9998 (253) 639-6833 Valley Vehicle Licensing 27331 172nd Avenue SE, Suite 116 Covington, WA 98042 (253) 630-7090

Covington Water District 18631 SE 300th Place Kent, WA 98042 (253) 631-0565

King County Community Services (available at Valley Vehicle Licensing)

Soos Creek Water & Sewer District 14616 SE 192nd St. P.O. Box 58039 Renton, WA 98058-1039 (253) 630-9900

- Apply for a Marriage License - Apply for a U.S. Passport - Purchase a Pet License - Register to Vote - Pay Property Taxes - Renew Concealed Pistol Licenses - Obtain Metro Schedule Information - Pick up a Domestic Partnership Application

Puget Sound Energy 10885 NE 4th Street P.O. Box 97034 Bellevue, WA 98009-9734 General Inquiries: Toll free in Washington State: 888-225-5773 Local Washington State:

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22 June 2012 (425) 452-1234 New Construction: 1-888-321-7779 Call before you dig: 1-800-424-5555 For Natural Gas or Electric emergencies - 24 hours a day: 1-888-225-5773 Century Link Communications (Cable, Internet, Telephone) Residential sales and service: 800-475-7526 Billing and general customer service: 800-491-0118 Technical support/repair: 877-348-9007 Transfer or move service: 877-348-9004 Buried cable: 800-922-1987 Republic Kent-Meridian Disposal & Recycling (Allied Waste) 22010 76th Avenue South, Kent, Washington 98032 Commercial: (25) 872-7220 Residential: (206) 682-9735 Toll-Free: 1-800-221-4508 LOCAL NEWSPAPER Covington Reporter 22035 S.E. Wax Rd, Suite 20 Maple Valley, WA 98038 Editor: Dennis Box (425) 432-1209 (425) 432-1888 For delivery concerns please call (253) 872-6610 or e-mailcirculation

HOSPITALS & CLINICS Auburn Regional Medical Center-Hospital 202 N. Division Street Auburn, WA 98001 For an appointment: (253) 874-2000 For further information: (253) 833-7711 Covington MultiCare Clinic 17700 SE 272nd Street Covington, WA 98042 253-372-7100 Covington MultiCare Urgent Care Center & Emergency Room 17700 SE 272nd Street Covington, WA 98042 (253) 372-7020 Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital 317 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Tacoma, WA 98405-4234 1-800-552-1419 (253) 403-1400 Valley Medical Center Covington Primary Care 16850 SE 272nd Street Covington, WA 98042 (253) 395-1960 Valley Medical Center -Hospital 400 S. 43rd Street P.O. Box 50010 Renton, WA 98058-5010 General Information: (425) 228-3450 Physician Referral or Community Classes: (425) 656-INFO Website:


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Parks, Trails and Open Space CCP is a 30-acre undeveloped community park with natural surface trails, woodlands, pasture, and stream. Construction of a full size grass soccer field and nearly a mile of paved and gravel trail system is planned for summer 2012. Trails are expected to be open in fall 2012 and the soccer field is expected to open in summer 2013. Jenkins Creek Park 18050 SE 267th Place This 22.1-acre undeveloped community park features paved and natural surface walking trails, board walk, picnic tables, park benches, view deck, lawn, woodlands, stream, and pond. NEIGHBORHOOD AND POCKET PARKS Crystal View Park 25412 170th Place SE This 2.2 acre developed neighborhood park sports a half-court basketball, play equipment, picnic table, park bench, lawn, woodlands, and a stream. Evergreen Park 19801 SE 262nd Street A 1.7-acre undeveloped pocket park. Friendship Park This small .6-acre developed pocket park has a half-court basketball, play equipment, reservable picnic shelter, picnic tables, park bench, concrete walking path, and a lawn. For shelter rentals please call 253-480-2400.

In addition to public parks, there are 12 privately owned and operated Home Owners Association (HOA) pocket parks ranging in size from .05 acres to 1.3 acres and three HOA neighborhood parks ranging in size from 2.9 acres to 43 acres. FACILITIES Covington Aquatic Center 18230 SE 240th Street Indoor pool (100’ x 6-lanes) with water slide, diving board, rope swing, water toys, and party room. Programs include American Red Cross swimming lessons, public swims, lap swims, water exercise classes and pool rentals. For more information about the Covington Aquatic Center or to register for activities , visit, call 253-480-2480, or visit the pool which is next to Tahoma High School. Gerry Crick Skate Park 25064 164th Avenue SE Skateboarders enjoy this .2-acre developed facility with a 70 foot by 100 foot skating area with above ground ramps and a portable restroom. TRAILS Cedar Downs Park (King County) 1 mile natural surface trail through mature forest. The primary access is from SE 253rd Street at 212th Place SE in the Cedar Downs neighborhood in Maple Valley.

Rainier Vista Trail .6 mile paved trail with multiple access points in the 23.9 acre Rainier Vista Natural Area, south of SE 240th Street at 185th Ave SE.

Cedar Downs Park (King County) At 79.4 acres, this undeveloped open space park features a natural surface trail system connected to Cedar Creek Park.

Soos Creek Park and Trail (King County) 6 mile paved regional trail with soft shoulder, running north from Covington towards Renton. A separate soft surface trail for equestrians exists along some portions of the trail. Local access points with parking include: 148th Ave SE at SE 266th Street; SE 256th Street just east of 148th Ave SE; and 148th Ave SE at SE 249th Street.

Cedar Valley Park 26020 186th Place SE 6.8 acre undeveloped Natural Area.

The Reserve Stormwater Pond .5 mile paved walking loop with park benches and picnic tables. This trail is dual purpose, also providing maintenance access to the regional stormwater pond. The primary access is at SE 258th Street, east of 160th Ave SE, in The Reserve neighborhood.

Foxwood 3.4 acre undeveloped Greenspace.

Wingfield Trail .25 mile of paved trail within the 7.1 acre Wingfield Natural Area. Primary access is on SE 261st Street, west of 170th Place SE, in the Coho Creek neighborhood.






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Covington Animal Hospital 27045 174th Pl. SE; Covington, WA 98042 (behind Jiffy Lube, adjacent to WalMart)

(253) 631-8616 Hours: Mon. Tue. Wed. and Fri.7am-7pm; 636644

Emerald Downs 4.5 acre undeveloped Natural Area.

Rainier Vista 23.9 acre developed Natural Area. Paved trails, park benches. South Jenkins Creek 10.1 acre undeveloped Greenspace.

In addition to the public open space there are 14 privately owned and operated Home Owners Association (HOA) open space parks ranging in size from .1 acres to 54 acres.

Financial Advisor 27331 172nd Ave SE Suite 106 Covington, WA 98042 253-630-0498

Covington Legacy 10.2 acre undeveloped Greenspace.

Wingfield 7.1 acre developed Natural Area. Paved trails, park benches.


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OPEN SPACE Cedar Creek Park This 32-acre undeveloped natural area features a natural surface trail system that is connected to Cedar Downs Park (King County).


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Jenkins Creek Trail .6 mile paved trail within a 4.2 acre natural area along Jenkins Creek. The primary access is from the cul de sac on SE 261st Street, west of 184th Ave SE.

NOW OPEN THUR 7AM TO 9PM; Sat 8am-6pm; Sun: Closed

FREE Pet Exam New clients only. Dogs or Cats.

Up to two pets per household. (Cats and/or dogs only.) Not for use on emergency care. Two pet exams must be scheduled on the same day. With coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers. One per customer.


(Formerly known as the 180th/240th Park on the corner of SE 240th Street & 180th Ave SE)

North Channing Park This .4-acre developed pocket park has half-court basketball.


COMMUNITY PARKS Covington Community Park

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Human Services Providers CHILD ABUSE King County Sexual Assult Resource Center 425-226-5062 DSHS Child & Family Services Child Protective Services 1313 W Meeker #102 Kent, WA 98032 253-372-5930 CHILD CARE Child Care Resources & Referrals Mon-Thur 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 206-329-5544 CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY Kent Youth & Family Services Clinical Services/Substance Abuse 253-859-0300

Kent Youth & Family Counseling 232 Second Avenue South Kent, WA 98032 253-859-0300

WA. State Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-562-6025 Columbia Legal Services 206-464-5911

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE Catholic Community Services Family Center & Emergency Assistance 1229 West Smith Street Kent, WA 98032 253-854-0077 x-115

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS Crisis Clinic - bed bank #2-1-1

DAWN 425-656-7867 Maple Valley Food Bank & Emergency Services 425-432-8139

DONATION PICK-UP Salvation Army 1-800-958-7825

Multi Service Center Emergency Assistance 1-800-348-7144 CRISIS CLINIC 24-Hour Crisis Line 206-461-3222

Auburn Youth Resources 253-939-2202 CLOTHING BANK WA Women’s Employment & Edu 515 W. Harrison #208, Kent #253-859-3718

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES DAWN (Domestic Abuse Women’s Network)

Black Diamond Comm. Center 360-886-1011

24 hr. Crisis Line & Legal Advocate 425-656-7867;

Pregnancy Aid of Washington Kent - baby and children’s 253-852-1201

YWCA of Seattle/South K.C 1010 South 2nd Street Renton, WA 98057 Office 425-226-1266

COUNSELING Valley Cities Counseling 2704 I St. NE Auburn, WA 98002 253-939-4055

24 Hour Senior Care Home 15843 SE 256th Street Covington, WA 98042 253-631-5600


FOOD BANKS Maple Valley Food Bank 21415 Maple Valley Highway Maple Valley, WA 98038 425-432-8139 The Storehouse Home Delivery on Saturday Covington, WA 98042 253-631-3038 HEALTH CARE Health Point Clinic - Kent 403 E Meeker St. #200 253-852-2866

Covington Domestic Violence Task Force - Emergency Assistance 253-480-2411


Washington Council for the Blind 1-800-255-1147 DSHS - COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICE 1313 W. Meeker St. #100 Kent Office serving Covington 206-341-7428

Community Information Line Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. DIAL 2-1-1

Kent PTSA School District (All ages) 253-630-4727

New Beginnings 206-522-9472


Dental – Kent 403 E. Meeker St. #100 253-796-4071 Public Health – Seattle & KC 1404 Central Ave. S. Kent, WA 98032 206-296-4500 HOUSING REPAIR PROGRAM King County Housing Repair Program 206-263-9095 KC Housing Authority Weatherlization 206-214-1240 Covington Minor Home Repair Program 253-480-2411

RESPITE / ADULT DAY CARE Catholic Community Services 1229 West Smith Street Kent, WA 98032 253-850-2528 ElderHealth Northwest (South) 3921 Talbot Road South Renton, WA 98055 206-721-3634 Black Diamond Comm. Center Adult Day Care 360-886-2418 SEXUAL ASSAULT KC Sexual Assault Resource Center 200 Mill Avenue South #10 Renton, WA 98055 1-888-99-VOICE SHELTERS Families with Children Multi Service Center – Kent 253-854-3437 Single Men HOME/ARISE – Kent 253-854-0077 Single Women Hospitality House – Burien 206-242-1860 YWCA Angeline’s Center – Seatttle 206-436-8650 Women with Children Multi Service Center – Kent 253-854-3437 YWCA of South King County 425-255-1201 Youth Shelter 253-833-5666 SUICIDE Crisis Clinic Teen Link – Suicide Prevention Evenings 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 206-461-4922 YOUTH PROGRAMS Lighthouse (Evening Program for students age 14-18) Monday & Friday Nights 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cedar Heights Jr. High School 253-859-0300 Dynamic Family Services Children’s Therapy Program – Kent 253-854-5660


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Save The Dates! COVINGTON’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY EVENTS Summer Splashtacular Saturday, July 14, 1-3 p.m. Splash into summer at the Covington Aquatic Center with this fun water safety event! It’s free and encourages safe swimming in the warmer months. For more information, call (253) 480-2480 or Covington Days Festival Friday-Sunday, July 20-22 On the grounds of Cedar Heights Middle School Three days full of food, music, fun, and festivities including the parade, the city council challenge and the watermelon eating contest on Saturday and the Reptile Man on Sunday. For more information visit www. Covington Days Festival Art Show Friday-Sunday, July 20-22 Inside Cedar Heights Middle School View creations by talented area artists during the festival, hosted by the Covington Arts Commission. For more information contact Pat Patterson at (253) 480-2482. Covington Summer Concert Series Fridays, July 27-August 10 Kentwood High School Spend your Friday nights enjoying music from exciting entertainers from 6:30-8 p.m. July 27 – Rae Solomon (Country) August 3 – SWAY (Pop to Top 40) August 10 – Kings of Swing (Big Band) For more information contact Pat Patterson at (253) 480-2482. National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, August 7 Neighborhoods are encouraged to host an event to get to know your neighbors, talk about crime fighting and meet with police officers and city council members. For more information, or to sign your neighborhood up, please contact Covington Police Chief Kevin Klason at (253) 480-2430.

Covington KidsFest Saturday, August 18 This day is all about Covington’s kids with fun activities and entertainment from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Kohl’s Parking Lot. For more information contact Pat Patterson at (253) 480-2482. Clean Covington Day Saturday, Sept. 8 Join the community and say goodbye to graffiti. Work parties will be dispatched to areas in the City to clean up graffiti with provided supplies. For more information contact Karla Slate at (253) 480-2402. Mayors Day of Concern for the Hungry Saturday, Sept. 22 For more information or to volunteer, contact the Maple Valley Food Bank, 21415 Maple Valley Hwy. or at (425) 432-8633. Purple Light Nights® Tree Lighting Event Saturday, September 29 The community tree will be lit with purple lights for this event that kicks-off Domestic Violence Awareness Month at 7 p.m. at the Don Henning Roundabout. For more information please contact Victoria Throm (253) 480-2411. Purple Light Nights® October 1-31 Shine a light for victims of domestic violence throughout the Domestic Violence Awareness Month of October. For more information please contact Victoria Throm (253) 480-2411.

Veteran’s Day Ceremony Friday, Nov. 11 For more information contact Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98042 or (425) 413-9614. Hollydaze Float-In Movie Friday, Nov. 30 The first of two holiday-themed float-in movie nights at the Covington Aquatic Center! Watch treasured holiday films while floating, swimming, and playing. Participants will also have the opportunity to compete in fun games and activities for holiday prizes! For more information, or to pre-register for this event, call (253) 480-2480. City of Covington Community Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 1 Help the mayor count down to the lighting of the holiday tree at the Don Henning Roundabout. For more information about the tree lighting please contact Karla Slate at the City of Covington at (253) 480-2402. Hollydaze Festival Friday-Sunday, Dec 2-4 It’s a weekend full of events like the Fruitcake Hurl, Family Concert, Caroling, Santa Breakfast, Float-in Movies, and more. For information on Hollydaze events contact the Kiwanis Club of the Foothills.

**Dates and times are subject to change.

Second Hollydaze Float-in Movie Friday, December 7 The second of the two holidaythemed float-in movie nights at the Covington Aquatic Center! Come and enjoy more films while floating, swimming, and playing. Participants will also have the opportunity to compete in fun games and activities for holiday prizes! For more information, or to pre-register for this event, call (253) 480-2480. Sweetheart Swim Feb. 16, 2013 It’s a sweet deal in honor of Valentine’s Day; 2-for-1 pricing from 2:00pm-3:00pm! – Bring your sweetheart, or a friend, or anyone you know to the Sweetheart Swim. For more information, call (253) 480-2480. Student Art Show March 1-31, 2013 Covington area businesses host art by local students throughout the month of March! For more information call Pat Patterson at (253) 480-2482. April Pools Day April 27, 2013 Join us at the Covington Aquatic Center for a free and fun event encouraging safe swimming and water safety education! This two-hour event starts at 1:00pm with free drop-in swimming lessons and water safety games and activities. It will conclude with a safe and free public swim!

Make a Difference Day Saturday, Oct. 27 Help make a difference in Covington by participating in a beautification or clean-up event. For more information contact the Public Works Department at (253) 480-2400. Spooky Swim Saturday, Oct. 27 The pool will glow at this lights-out Halloween-themed pool party at the Covington Aquatic Center! Join in the fun by dropping-in at this scary fun event, reserving spots ahead of time by calling (253) 480-2480.

18631 SE 300th Place, Covington, WA 98042 Phone: 253-631-0565 FAX: 253-630-4825

Managing water resources for existing and future generations and the environment.


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NEW PRIMARY CARE PATIENTS: Same and next-day appointments available now!


Residents Guide - 2012  


Residents Guide - 2012