Girard Park


500 Girard Park
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8374

DIRECTOR: Timothy Sensley

Girard Recreation Center

500 Girard Park Drive; Lafayette, La 70503
(337) 291-8379
Supervisor: Ronnie Chaisson

Center's Monthly Calendar

The Girard Recreation Center is located inside of Girard Park the unofficial flagship of the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department. Activities offered include which instructor led activities, a weight room, game room, indoor gymnasium. The Girard Recreation Center is used for youth and adult athletic games and practices for both youth and adults including Girls Basketball, Teen Basketball, Cajun Wheeler Wheelchair Basketball, Adult League Basketball and Adult Volleyball, as well as other Athletics. Girard Park is the unofficial capitol of the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department and home of many happy ducks.  Park amenities include  a 1.25 mile jogging trail, outdoor pool, stocked fishing pond, outdoor work-out station, full size pavilion with restrooms and grill (reservations required), open play area, tennis courts, tennis wall, outdoor volleyball courts, outdoor basketball courts, backstop ball diamond, covered picnic areas, restrooms, handicapped restrooms, water fountains, youth playground area with a special needs playground, 9-hole disc golf course, an outdoor splash pad, ping pong table, fitness equipment, and petanque courts. 

Regular Operating Hours

Monday - Friday | 2:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday | 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Regular Activities

  • Free Play Basketball Monday - Saturday | Time Varies: Call for more information
  • Square Dancing Friday 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    • Bob Landry, (337) 896-9717
  • Blue Tiger Karate Tuesday & Thursday | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    • Ages 5+
    • $60 for 1st month, then $40/month
    • Marcus Creduer, (337) 780-8779 or
  • Cajun Wheeler Basketball 3rd Saturday of the Month | 12:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Game Room Monday - Friday | 2:00-9:45 p.m.
  • Weight Room  Monday - Friday | 2:00-9:45 p.m.

Center & Park Features

  • Instructor Led Activities
  • Weight Room
  • Game Room
  • Indoor Gymnasium
  • 1.25 Mile Jogging Trail
  • Stocked Fishing Pond
  • Outdoor Work-out Station
  • Pavilion with Restrooms and Grill (Reservations Required)
  • Open Play Area
  • Tennis Courts
  • Tennis Wall
  • Outdoor Volleyball Courts
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Backstop Ball Diamond
  • Covered Picnic Areas
  • Restrooms
  • Handicapped Restrooms
  • Water Fountains
  • Youth Playground Area with a Special Needs Playground
  • 9-hole Disc Golf Course
  • Outdoor Splash Pad
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Petanque Courts
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