New Addition To Ox Lot Parking In Covington

Unique to Covington’s downtown business district, the original town grid layout allowed for public squares in the middle of each block for the purpose of trade and commerce.  Farmers would bring their ox-drawn carts to town loaded with wares and conduct business in these designated center block locations.  Traditionally called “ox lots” and largely responsible for Covington’s designation as a national historic district, today’s use provides free public off-street parking for downtown visitors and employees.


Preparing a City-owned property for a new, public parking lot on Gibson St near Lee Lane. This will add 18-20 additional parking spaces for business and restaurant patrons in downtown Covington when opened in the very near future! – Mayor Mike Cooper