LA HMIS Resource Guide

Full Resource Name:

Lafayette Parks & Recreation Centers

705 W. University Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70505

(337) 291-5561

Description:

keywords: recreation centers
The Lafayette Parks and Recreation system had several parks and recreation centers:

Downtown Parks:
Parc International
Located on the corner of Garfield and Polk St. in downtown. The largest of the 3 downtown parks, Parc International is gated, includes a stage, 2 backstage dressing rooms, 2 public restrooms, 2 water fountains, 2 pavilions, and an equipment room.


Parc Sans Souci
Located at 201 E. Vermillion St. It includes a gazebo, grassy areas and a large fountain, which is a favorite among park goers. This park is used for concerts, races, weddings and more.

Parc Putnam
Is the smallest of the three downtown parks and is located in front of the Courthouse. The parc offers benches and beautiful landscaping.


Acadiana Park - 1005 E. Alexander St. 117 acres
Open play area, lighted tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, backstop ball diamond, covered picnic area with grills, restrooms, water fountain, children’s playground with baby equipment, campground, disc golf course, jogging trail, bike/mountain bike trails, nature trail, nature station, and historical or commemorative markers.


Arceneaux Park - 835 E. Main, Broussard 31 acres
Tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, lighted ball fields, batting cages, t-ball, covered picnic areas, restrooms, and children’s playground.


Beaullieu Park - 410 West Bluebird Dr. 29 acres
Comeaux Recreation Center, soccer fields, lighted ball fields, batting cages, jogging trail, covered picnic areas, restrooms, water fountain, and children’s playground with baby equipment, concrete slab for in-line hockey.


Beaver Park - 500 Fisher Rd. 70 acres
Tennis Center (sells tennis balls; string jobs; tennis lessons by appointment) tennis courts (lighted courts, clay courts and hitting wall), ball parks, covered picnic areas, children’s playground with baby equipment, fishing pond with pier and boat ramp, and historical or commemorative markers, large pavilion (reservations required).


Broadmoor Park - 605 Broadmoor Blvd. 8 acres
Lighted ball fields, covered picnic areas, restrooms, and water fountain.


Carencro Park - 4300 N. University Ave., Carencro 182 North 17 acres
Open play area, tennis courts, basketball courts, lighted ball fields, t-ball, covered picnic areas, restrooms, handicapped restrooms, water fountain, and children’s playground with baby equipment.


Chargois Park - 606 Guilbeau Rd. 10 acres
Open play area, tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, lighted ball fields, covered picnic areas, restrooms, water fountain, children’s playground with baby equipment, and historical or commemorative markers.


City Park - 901 Mudd Ave. 104 acres
Domingue Recreation Center, 18-hole golf course and clubhouse (Jay and Lionel Hebert Municipal Golf Course, a.k.a. “Muni”), Mouton Swimming Pool & Bath House (Olympic-size pool), Clark Field - lighted football and soccer stadium basketball courts, backstop ball diamond, picnic areas, and children’s playground.


Dalton “Pee Wee” LeBlanc Park - 2036 Carmel Dr. 5 acres
Basketball courts, backstop ball diamond, covered picnic area, and children’s playground.


Debaillon Park - 510 Saucier Dr. 33 acres
Pavilion with lights and picnic tables, 2 lighted flag football fields, 1-mile walking/bicycle trail through park, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, restrooms, water fountain, and children’s playground with baby equipment, pavilion (with kitchen area, reservation required).


Derby Playground - 105 Aris Dr. 1 acre
Children’s playground with baby equipment and basketball goal.


Dorsey-Donlon Park - 301 Hilda St. 15 acres
Martin Luther King Recreation Center, outdoor pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, ball parks, jogging trail, covered picnic areas with grills, restrooms, and children’s playground with baby equipment.


Duson Park - 101 B. Robin Rd., Duson 29 acres
Covered pavilion with lights & benches, open play area, ball parks w/ lighted fields, t-ball, covered picnic areas with grills, restrooms, and children’s playground.


Foster Memorial Park - 399 4th St., Youngsville 16 acres
Open play area, tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, lighted ball fields, batting cages, .8 mile walking track, covered picnic areas, restrooms, water fountain, children’s playground, and historical or commemorative markers.


Girard Park - 500 Girard Park Dr. 33 acres
Main office of Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department, Girard Park Recreation Center outdoor pool (seasonal lessons), 1.25 mile jogging trail, work-out station, covered pavilion with restrooms and grill (reservations required), open play area, tennis courts, hitting wall, basketball courts, backstop ball diamond, covered picnic areas, restrooms, handicapped restrooms, water fountain, children’s playground with baby equipment, 9-hole disc golf course, four petanque courts, pond, natural wildlife, and historical or commemorative markers.


Graham Brown Memorial Park - 1234 E. Pont des Mouton Rd. 50 acres
George Dupuis Recreation Center, Timber Challenge work-out station, 1 mile jogging trail, batting practice areas, lighted tennis courts, covered picnic areas with grills, restrooms, water fountain, and children’s playground with baby equipment.


Heymann Park - 1500 South Orange St. 28 acres
Heymann Park Recreation Center, pavilion, .5 mile jogging trail, lighted tennis courts with hitting wall, basketball courts, covered picnic areas, restrooms, and children’s playground, regulation baseball field.


I.R. “Bud” Chalmers Park – 2129 N. University 182 acres
Wetlands Golf Course and Driving Range.

J. Otto Broussard Memorial Park (Southside Regional Park)221 La Neuville Rd. 222 acres
Fabacher Field Baseball Complex, pond, Les Vieux Chenes 18-hole golf course, clubhouse and pro shop, cart rentals, driving range, and snacks available.


J.W. James Playground – 1001 Hopkin Street 4 acres
Open play area, basketball courts, backstop ball diamond, covered picnic areas with grills, restrooms, water fountain, and children’s playground.


Judice Park - 500 Golden Grain Rd., Duson 22 acres
Tennis courts, soccer fields, lighted ball fields, batting cages, .4 mile jogging trail, covered picnic areas, restrooms, water fountain, and children’s playground.

Lil Woods Playground - 200 Ile Copales Ave. and Guidry St. 3 acres
Basketball courts, and covered picnic areas.


Maurice Heymann Memorial Park - 700 Girard Park Dr. 3 acres
Garden, benches, walking path, picnic areas, and historical or commemorative markers.


Moore Park - 250 Couret St. 130 acres
Soccer complex (20-30 fields), lighted soccer fields, lighted softball fields, youth football field, covered picnic areas, hiking trail, go-kart track, restrooms, children’s playground, and fishing pond.


Mouton Playground - 803 Center St. 6 acres
Open play area, tennis courts, basketball courts, covered picnic areas with grills, restrooms, water fountain, and children’s playground with baby equipment.

Neyland Park - 1919 Eraste Landry Rd. 30 acres
Robicheaux Recreation Center, Earl J. Chris Natatorium (Olympic-size heated indoor pool), tennis courts, basketball courts, lighted ball fields, batting cages, covered picnic areas with grills, restrooms, handicapped restrooms, water fountain, children’s playground with baby equipment, and historical or commemorative markers.


Eraste Landry Playground - 1000 Jeanne St. 7 acres
Baseball backstops, benches, open play area, covered picnic areas with grills, restrooms, water fountain, and children’s playground with baby equipment.


Pa Davis Park – 120 Dawn St. 30 acres
Bowles Activity Center, 1 mile jogging trail, lighted soccer field, basketball courts, lighted ball fields, covered picnic areas, 18-hole disc golf course, restrooms, children’s playground, and therapeutic playground area.

Parc de Lafayette - 539 Jefferson St. .5 acre
Small bandstand, waterfall fountain with small pool, benches, and commemorative markers.


Picard Park - 130 Park Dr. 24 acres
Tennis courts, soccer fields, ball parks, lighted fields, t-ball field, .5 mile jogging trail, covered picnic areas, restrooms, handicapped restrooms, and children’s playground with baby equipment.


Plantation Park - 1801 Kaliste Saloom Rd. 11 acres
Lighted ball fields and restrooms.


Scott Park - 1200 Cormier St., Scott 17 acres
.5 mile jogging trail, backstop ball diamond, lighted fields, covered picnic areas with grills, restrooms, and children’s playground.


St. Anthony Playground - 501 Hellen St. 2 acres
Basketball courts, covered picnic areas with grills, restrooms, water fountain, and children’s playground with baby equipment.


Thomas Park - 300 Geraldine St. 18 acres
Thomas Park Recreation Center, .6 mile jogging path, tennis clubhouse (lessons by appointment), lighted tennis courts, hitting wall, soccer fields, ball parks, basketball court, and children’s playground.


Veteran’s Park - 200 Feu Follet Rd. 6 acres
Veteran’s wall naming all deceased Acadiana veterans having served in Vietnam, natural wildlife, covered picnic areas with grills, restrooms, water fountain, children’s playground with baby equipment, fishing pond, and historical or commemorative markers.


Youth Park - 1919 Johnston St. 8 acres
Lighted ball field, dog park, covered picnic areas, and restrooms.

Primary Services:

General Information

Hours:

M - F; 3p - 10p; Saturday - CONTACT EACH CENTER DIRECTLY

Intake Process:

None

Program Fees:

None for general recreation; call for reservation of facilities

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

Anyone

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

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