Welcome to Copperas Cove, "The City Built for Family Living." This friendly community is nestled between five hills in Central Texas, making it a wonderful place to call home! Centrally located in the heart of Texas, Copperas Cove is built on a proud heritage of rich family values, bountiful recreational activities, and top-rated educational opportunities. Boasting one of the lowest crime rates in all of Central Texas, Copperas Cove provides a family oriented community where neighbors look out for one another.
Spend the day enjoying the beautiful city park, with meandering creeks running through tree shaded grounds, a picnic area, swimming pool, tennis court, and plenty of room for baseball games, soccer and enjoying a lazy afternoon. Play a round on the 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, visit one of seven parks, swim at two public pools, or get immersed in the latest mystery at the local public library. Copperas Cove has long been recognized and promoted as the Bike/Run Capital of Central Texas and hosts several bike runs and festivals each year.
Dining & Shopping
Copperas Cove boasts some of the best eateries this side of the Brazos. International cuisines offered represent every corner of the globe, from Mexican to Chinese, Szechwan to German, Greek to Italian, and good old-fashioned chicken fried steak. Nationally known restaurants combine with delicious local finds throughout the area - you're certain to find something you're craving! Sample eateries include Bella Sera, Black Meg 43, C & H Hawaiian Grill, Candy Outfitters, Domino's Pizza, Grill Daddy's, Lil Tex Restaurant, Schlotzsky's Deli, Waffle Cone, Wingstop and Yaghi's Pizzeria. Copperas Cove also has plenty to offer shoppers throughout the city. Merchants who tend the many locally-owned businesses give shopping a friendly atmosphere. Rabbit Fest, held annually in May brings over 75 artisans to City Park boasting a variety of wares. The Kris-Kindl Markt (a craft show) held annually in December, heralds the Holiday Season with a treasure-trove of gifts
MAYBORN PLANETARIUM & SPACE THEATER is on the campus of Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. The Minolta star projector and automated suite of laser and special effect projectors accurately simulate astronomical phenomena from throughout the known universe on the 60-foot Planetarium dome. Also treat yourself to the most impressive motion picture available, presented on a dome-shaped screen more than twice as large as traditional movie screens. OLD DOWNTOWN COPPERAS COVE covers several city blocks. It became the center of business activity in Copperas Cove with the coming of the railroad in the late 1880s. Many of the original buildings still exist. THE ALLIN HOUSE was built in 1913 by the first mayor of Copperas Cove, Jouett Allin. This historical landmark provides a great meeting place for weddings, receptions and showers. 1ST CAVALRY ASSOCIATION is an organization that coordinates activities and communications for veterans of the 1st Cavalry Division.
OGLETREE GAP PRESERVE is situated on the west side of Copperas Cove, and now a city park with a full-service pavilion, Ogletree Gap was once the Marston Ogletree Ranch, and eventually became the original townsite. SOUTH PARK houses a swimming pool, volleyball courts, soccer fields and a jogging trail. CITY PARK is located about 2 miles northwest of Old Downtown Copperas Cove, City Park was developed over several years on donated land. A large public swimming pool, several baseball and softball fields, two fishing ponds, an outdoor amphitheater, several shaded picnic areas, two basketball courts, several soccer fields and the Copperas Cove Civic Center are located there.