The City of Covington Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs (DPRC) is pleased to announce their upcoming “open house” style event, “COVINGTON, Come Play With Us!” on Saturday, March 10th, 11 am – 5 pm at the Covington Recreation Complex, 4001 Des Porres Road. DPRC is celebrating their rejuvenated, refreshed REC Complex and introducing energized new program offerings for youth and adults in 2018. This free public event promises fun for the entire family. Featured activities for attendees to enjoy include: a rock climbing wall, golf driving cage, Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail Discovery Walks, a live music concert by internationally renowned Bonerama, a batting cage, bowling, an art activity, face painting, dodge ball and a variety of other activities and games. Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail Discovery Walks with Dr. Charles Allen (sponsored by Keep Covington Beautiful) will be held at 11 a.m., highlighting a walk through a woodland plant community featuring numerous native trees, shrubs, vines and herbs. At 1 pm Dr. Allen will lead guests through a pine prairie plant community featuring native herbs, grasses, Pitcher Plants, Sun Dews and other rare bog species. Charles M. Allen, Ph.D., is a botanist, plant taxonomist, conservationist, retired professor and noted author. Books he has authored include Native Grasses of Louisiana, Edible Plants of the Gulf Coast and co-author of The Vascular Flora of Louisiana. He is co-founder of the Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society based in Eunice, LA. He has a keen knowledge of Louisiana’s native plants and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm of the subject with all who have an interest. You can sign up in advance for the March 10th Discovery Walks at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail at the Covington REC Complex will remain open all day for self-guided walking experiences. Bonerama, described as a New Orleans based Brass Funk Rock powerhouse band, will perform on Saturday, March 10th, 1 pm – 4 pm, at the Rec Complex. (Bring your lawn chairs. Food and beverages will be available on site for purchase.) Bonerama has performed and recorded with countless artists such as R.E.M., Wayne Kramer (MC5), Jill Sobule and many more, bringing their distinctive sound to a national spotlight.