Monday, June 28, 2021

New Sign For Menetre Park

The City of Covington recently hosted a special ceremony dedicating a new sign for Menetre Park in honor of the Menetre family and the late Mayor Emile L. Menetre.

The new sign was produced by OPA Signs & Graphics. Mayor Mark Johnson spoke at the ceremony, and several members of the Menetre family, including Ralph Menetre, were on hand to help with the unveiling of the new sign. 

Menetre Park is located at the east end of Third Avenue (off Jahncke Avenue) and features a public boat launch.

Mayor Mark Johnson speaks to the gathering

The Menetre family poses with a portrait of Emile Menetre

The unveiling of the sign

Emile Menetre served as mayor for 20 years from 1945 to 1965 
Photos above provided by the city.

 CLICK HERE to go to Google Maps location of Menetre Park, Covington, Louisiana

Here are a few photographs of Menetre Park Public Boat  Launch activity...

Saturday morning on the river

Some newspaper articles mentioning 
Menetre Park in the 1960's and 70's