The City of Covington will host a ceremony to honor residents George and Susan Pearson and to name the new Jenkins Creek Bridges after them on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at Jenkins Creek Park.
By resolution of the Covington City Council, the decision was made that the large pedestrian bridge in the City of Covington Jenkins Creek Park shall be named the “George Pearson Bridge” and the small pedestrian bridge in the City of Covington Jenkins Creek Park shall be named the “Susan Pearson Bridge” in their honor for the great service they have provided to the Covington community.
George and Susan have been instrumental in breathing new life into the Jenkins Creek Park through their volunteer service. George and Susan began their clean-up efforts during an Earth Day event in 2010 and have not stopped making improvements to the park since. They have spent countless hours cleaning up the park, including removing invasive species, mowing of the lower meadow, collecting litter, removing graffiti, making repairs, assisting with annual Arbor Day events in the park, planting numerous trees in the park and strategic removal of undergrowth to reduce fire hazards. Their contributions to the community are not just limited to Jenkins Creek Park, but also include volunteering with community events such as Covington Days and Kidsfest, and they continue to be active members in the Timberlane Homeowners Association. George also participates in the Covington’s Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) program and serves on the city’s Park and Recreation Priorities Advisory Committee.
Parking is limited to street-side parking in the neighborhoods nearby the SE 267th Place entrance to Jenkins Creek Park.