Important Athletic Programs Phone Numbers
Athletic Programs (Main 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays) – 291-8362
Frank Wittenberg, Athletic Programs Supervisor – 291-8375
Bill Verret, Recreation Coordinator – 291-8368
Danny Cook, Recreation Coordinator -- 291-8380
Neighborhood Youth Associations
One of the most important components of the Department’s program is the role of volunteers. These dedicated people recognize that by participating in their community, they help to make it stronger. They understand that even if they do not have a direct connection with a segment of the community (a child, disabled person, etc.), by improving that segment’s quality of life, theirs is improved as well. Without these hundreds of men, women and young adults, the variety of programs offered in Lafayette Parish would be much more limited. These volunteers assist with athletic teams, recreational programs, leisure activities and much more.
The seven Neighborhood Youth Associations (all volunteer-driven) are responsible for all aspects – organization, coordination and financial – of the various youth athletic programs. The rules and regulations of the Associations, while decided upon by the Associations, are approved by both the Parks and Recreation Department and the Recreation Advisory Commission.
2017 Neighborhood Youth Association Annual Meetings:
- Brown Park Athletics (BPA); TBD
- Broussard/Youngsville Youth Association (BYYA); TBD
- Cajun Sports Association (CSA); TBD
- Carencro Area Youth Sports, Inc. (CAYSI); TBD
- Scott Area Team Sports (SATS); TBD
- Southwest Lafayette Youth Sports, Inc. (SLYSI); TBD
- SouthWest Athletics (SWA); TBD
Clark Field Renovations
A brand new, state of the art, artificial turf has been installed at Clark Field and new field lights. Thanks to the involvement of the Lafayette Area Kiwanis Organizations this project was possible. See images below of the new field:
Soccer Districts Map
Recreation Districts Map (Please enter your house number and street, without punctuations, to find your correct Youth Athletic Zone)
Lafayette Youth Soccer Association
The LYSA handles all of the Soccer duties and responsibilities inside Lafayette Parish. They are responsible for the registration, scheduling, planning and financial obligations of this program. Deanna Bostick coordinates all Soccer activities through the LYSA offices in Moore Park. For more information please visit their website: www.lysasoccer.com
The LRPD Tennis program is coordinated by Chris Mayer at the Beaver Park Tennis Center. For more information please contact the Beaver Park Tennis Center at 291-5564.
The LRPD Swimming program is coordinated through Mike Gurzi at the Earl J. Chris Swimming Pool. For more information please contact the Earl J. Chris Swimming Pool at 291-8827 or the Administrative Offices at 291-8362.
2016 Summer Swimming Schedule
Earl J. Chris Pool Schedule
2017 Destiny Swim Camp
Please contact Denise Ferguson at 291-8127 for more information on our Therapeutic Recreation activities.