Moffat Park – The park is open to all residents of the North Pocono area from dawn to dusk. It is located off Route 435 at 20 Moffat Drive, behind the Moffat Estate mansion. The grounds consist of 40 manicured and natural acreage including a stream with a covered bridge and stocked pond. At the pond site is a small screened in gazebo. A larger pavilion with kitchen facilities is available to rent for parties and events. There are also walking trails, a children’s recreation area and Bocce Ball Court.
Children’s Recreation Area – The recreation area is available for children of all ages from dawn to dusk daily. Parental supervision is required.
Pavilion Rental – The pavilion on the property is open to residents and non-residents for casual daily use or to rent for weddings, parties, community functions and events as well as corporate use. The pavilion agreement with fee schedule can be found under Forms & Ordinances (above) or contact Marlene Beavers (570) 842-7580 or Melinda Thomas at (570) 842-0457.
Recycling Information & Brochure – The recycling center is located off Route 435 in Daleville behind and to the left of the Police Department and Senior Center. Items to recycle may be dropped off on the first and third Saturday of the month. On what items may be recycled and what condition they must be in, please see this BROCHURE.
Moffat Trail Map– Click here for Trail Map that winds its way through the forest and fields of the Moffat Estate.
Spring Clean-Up – The clean up is generally held for two days in mid May allowing you two trips to the site. Please check the township calendar for exact dates. The clean up is held behind the Covington Fire Station. Entrance is via Dorantown Road and exit onto Route 502 across from the entrance to Bill’s Shopping Plaza. The township encourages you to use the clean up to remove any unsightly junk and debris from your property. A permit and proof of residency are required. The property cannot be a vacant lot or business and the property owner must personally pick up their own permit. You may pick up your permit at the Municipal Office; Monday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm after March 15th with a photo id. The police department will inspect and enforce all permits. A charge of $3.00 will be in effect for car tires, $6.00 for light truck tires and $20.00 for heavy truck tires. Items excluded from the clean up include paint and paint cans, hazardous waste, gasoline, oil and oil containers, kerosene, tires on rims, household garbage and building material. Freon and doors should be removed from all refrigerators and freezers.
Christmas Open House – A gift to the community, this event is typically held on Saturday and Sunday, the first week-end of December (December 5th & 6th from 12pm – 4pm). The Moffat mansion is finely decorated for a visit from Santa on his horse drawn sleigh. There are Christmas carolers, a workshop to make Christmas ornaments and crafts, and complimentary refreshments and gifts for the children. This event is free of charge however, we are encouraging residents and participants to bring a nonperishable food item for the benefit of the North Pocono Food Pantry. Don’t forget to bring the camera! Volunteers are always welcome! See December newsletter for more information.
Fishing Derby – Children are always welcome to fish at Moffat Pond. The fishing derby is sponsored by the Police Department and is held at the Moffat Estate pond each October. Children are encouraged to demonstrate their angling skills in the freshly stocked waters. Contact the police department for registration and more information at (570) 842-6400.
Senior Center – The center is offered to all senior residents of the North Pocono area. It is located on Route 435 in Daleville behind the Police Department. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9 am to 2 pm. The center’s coordinators work diligently to provide many speakers, activities, games, trips and parties for our elder populace. Please call the Center for more information (570) 842-6727.
Election Day – Covington Township’s polling location is at the North Pocono Senior Center located on Route 435 in Daleville behind the Police Headquarters. Voting hours are 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for information on Lackawanna County Voter Registration