Recreation Centers and Programs

Parks Recreation Centers and ProgramsThe ten recreation centers of the Lafayette Parks and Recreation system serve as vital neighborhood components, linking residents of all demographics through classes, athletics, and gatherings.

The recreation centers offer creative leisure programs to promote healthier lifestyles and enhance the quality of life for participants of all ages. Center leaders also work with local non-profit organizations to inform and educate citizens, and help to bring distinct groups together. But these facilities do not just serve as places of learning – fun happens here as well, with over 700,000 people participating in wedding receptions, graduation parties and dinners, family reunions, baby showers and sporting events.

Continuing an important tradition, over 1600 young people participate in the Summer Enrichment program yearly. Enrollees, who pay a small fee for the program, enjoy a variety of workshops, field trips, recreational games, arts & crafts, and guest speakers.

Summer Program Information

New Facility Rental Procedures and Information effective April 1, 2012 Pdf Icon 

Recreation Centers August Calendar.pdf

Fall Fun Fest 

 

WHAT'S NEW IN CENTERS AND PROGRAMS

Monthly Activities at Recreation CentersPdf Icon
Ceramics Class at King Center

Winter Coat Drive

Heymann Center Exercise Class Information Pdf Icon

Park Police Safety Tips Pdf Icon

  

LAFAYETTE RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARMTENT RECREATION CENTERS

HOURS: MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 2:00 PM TO 10:00 PM; SATURDAY - CONTACT EACH CENTER DIRECTLY

  • Girard Park Recreation Center
    500 Girard Park Drive
    Phone: (337) 291-8379
    ​Ronnie Chaisson-Center Coordinator      Kateri Gabriel-Building Maintenance
  • Comeaux Recreation Center
    411 W. Bluebird Drive
    Phone: (337) 291-8875
    Greg Garbarino-Center Coordinator         Liza Edmond-Building Maintenance
  • Domingue Recreation Center
    901 Mudd Avenue
    Phone: (337) 291-5558
    Elijah Lewis-Center Coordinator               Joyce Washington-Building Maintenance
  • Martin Luther King Recreation Center
    309 Cora Street
    Phone: (337) 291-5561
    Brian Bruno-Center Coordinator               Alton Henry-Building Maintenance
  • George Dupuis Recreation Center
    1212 E. Pont Des Mouton
    Phone: (337) 291-8377
    Maxine Alexander-Center Coordinator     Carroll Thomas-Building Maintenance
  • Heymann Park Recreation Center
    1500 S. Orange Street
    Phone: (337) 291-5562
    Lee Davidson-Center Coordinator            Ronald Francis-Building Maintenance
  • J. Carlton James Activity Center
    710 Aster Drive
    Phone: (337) 291-8386   Rental Information (337) 291-8360
  • Thomas Park Recreation Center
    301 Geraldine Street
    Phone: (337) 291-5553
    Cindy Bardash-Center Coordinator          Chris Rubin-Building Maintenance
  • Robicheaux Recreation Center
    1919 Eraste Landry Road
    Phone: (337) 291-8885
    Adrienne Guillory-Center Coordinator      Clarence Arceneaux-Building Maintenance
  • George Bowles Activity Center
    120 Dawn St.
    Phone: (337) 889-3684   Rental Information: (337) 291-8360

 

Registration Revenues:
Revenues
Athletics and Summer Enrichment Program
$209,963
​Facility Rentals
$161,000
​Swimming $56,273
​Campground ​$53,594
​Tennis $33,649
​Instructor Revenues $45,217
Total: $559,696