Girard Park


500 Girard Park
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8374

DIRECTOR: Timothy Sensley

Martin Luther King Recreation Center

309 Cora Street; Lafayette, La 70501
(337) 291-5561
Supervisor: Darrell Duffy

Center's Monthly Calendar

The Martin Luther King Recreation Center is located in Dorsey-Donlon Park, a 15 acre park with an outdoor pool, tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, ball parks, jogging trail, covered picnic areas with grills, restrooms, and a children’s playground area with playground equipment. Activities offered include instructor led activities, a weight room, game room, indoor gymnasium. Also the Lafayette Parish Library System features the Butler Memorial Library Branch located at the Martin Luther King Center. The Library branch offers books, DVD’s, public computers and printers, as well as free WiFi. The Martin Luther King Center is also one of three early voting election sites in Lafayette Parish. The Martin Luther King Recreation Center is used for youth and adult athletic games and practices for both youth and adults including Youth Volleyball, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Teen Basketball, and Adult League Basketball. 

Regular Operating Hours

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

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

Regular Activities

  • Library Monday-Thursday | 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Game Room Monday - Friday | 2:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Weight Room Monday - Friday | 2:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Piano Lessons Monday-Friday | 2:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Seniors Aerobics Monday-Wednesday | 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Bible Study Class Tuesday | 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Cub Scouts Pack 100 Thursday | 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Center & Park Features

  • Instructor Led Activities
  • Weight Room
  • Game Room
  • Indoor Gymnasium
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Lighted Basketball Courts
  • Ball Parks
  • Jogging Trail
  • Covered Picnic Areas with Grills
  • Restrooms
  • Children’s Playground Area with Playground Equipment


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