To help ease student’s and parent’s transition back into the school year, the Newton County Recreation Center (NCRC) is hosting a back to school fling on August 12th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Whether your summer seems long or short, returning to school is a big deal for students and their parents. As academics become more challenging each grade, our young people are back into their daily school routines as they tackle another school year. This event has been successful in the past years and has brought many people to Denny Dobbs Park for a a few hours of family friendly fun.

Located at Denny Dobbs Park, the NCRC Back to School Fling will have many activities that are fun for the entire family including various games, vendors, music, food, inflatables, and face painting. The outdoor festival will be fun for the whole family where everything is free.

Across from Oak Hill Elementary School and Porter Memorial Library, Denny Dobbs Park first opened in 2010 and was named after Denny Dobbs, a former Georgia State Representative who had lived in Covington for his entire life. The park has several safe playgrounds, a ball field, two basketball courts, a picnic area, a gaming station and trails. The park prides itself on being wheelchair accessible encouraging all people to exercise and spend time outdoors.

Denny Dobbs Park is one of the most popular parks in Covington. The Newton County Recreation Center wants to encourage students and parents to get away from the world of work and school for a few hours to enjoy this free event that has been successful for several years. Don’t let the summer feeling end and come out to a beautiful park for fun in the sun.

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