Houses in Covington

Parks

Annie Hargraves Park

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Features:

  • Greenspace Rental
  • Playground
  • Basketball Court
  • Art/Sculpture

Description:

This neighborhood pocket park offers both basketball courts and a playground with picnic tables situated next to the train tracks in Old Seminary Square neighborhood.

The park is named in honor of Annie Hargraves, a teacher at the Lincoln-Grant School, superintendent of the St. James AME Church Sunday School and director of the park at West Robbins and Chesapeake, she was a woman who helped calm some of the racial strife in Covington during the 1960s and 1970s.

The park was named for Mrs. Hargraves in 1981. She was its director for 35 years, organizing softball and basketball games, checker tournaments and parties for the neighborhood children.