“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Covert Park

1939 - 2014

Covert Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frederick Bothwell, January 6, 2015
1. Covert Park Marker
Commemorating the
75th Anniversary
of the Covert family gift of
Mount Bonnell
to the people of Travis County, in memory of
Frank M. Covert, Sr.

History of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell
1939 Park Given to Travis County
1972 Park transferred to City of Austin
1990 Designated as a Historic Landmark
1996 Designated as a Nature Preserve
2014 Rededicated to the enjoyment of the people
of Austin and visitors from around the world by
the Covert family

Erected 2014 by Friends of Mount Bonnell/Covert Park.
Location. 30° 19.284′ N, 97° 46.376′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Mount Bonnell Road 0.2 miles south of Mount Bonnell Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The monument is located at the foot of a flight of over 100 steps which lead to the crest of Mount Bonnell, an historic landmark in Central Texas, the site of Covert Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3800 Mt Bonnell Rd, Austin TX 78731, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Bonnell (a few steps from this marker); Laguna Gloria (approx. 0.6 miles away); Camp Mabry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Major John B. Jones (approx. 1.1 miles away); Texas and the Civil War State Military Board (approx. 1.1 miles away); William Steele (approx. 1.1 miles away); Adjutants General (approx. 1.1 miles away); Texas in the Civil War (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
More about this marker. Designed by O'Connell Robertson of Austin and installed by Beall Memorial Arts at the request of the Friends of Mount Bonnell, funding for the monument was provided by the Covert family. Covert Park was adopted by the West Point Society of Central Texas in 2010. With more than 700 West Point graduates in the Austin area, the Society established the Friends of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell, an informal group open to all with an interest in the beloved landmark.
Also see . . .  Mount Bonnell. The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on April 13, 2015.) 
Categories. Natural Features
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Frederick Bothwell of Georgetown, Texas. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 107 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Frederick Bothwell of Georgetown, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 25, 2016.
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