Girard Park


500 Girard Park
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8374

DIRECTOR: Timothy Sensley


Ross Gresham
(337) 291-8371

An important component of the LRPD is the Therapeutic Recreation Program, which offers recreational and leisure opportunities to senior citizens as well as children and adults with disabilities. The Therapeutic Recreation Program also works with area law enforcement personnel to help at-risk citizens learn new recreation and coping skills. 

Programs are listed as events on Lafayette Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

The below schedule will be paused during the summer months, and a weekly schedule of rotating activities will take place instead. The below programming will resume the week of August 9th. 


Park Pacers Walking Program
The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is excited about Park Pacers walking program for anyone 50 and older and adults with disabilities.  The program is free; participants can join anytime. CDC guidelines will be followed.  No sign up is necessary. Walkers are encouraged to download the FREE “Pacer” app and enter the challenge. This app will track your miles whenever you walk, and you can track the progress of others in the challenge.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Girard Park Walking Track (meet by the duck pond pavilion)
500 Girard Park Drive, Lafayette

Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts- Make & Take will be held once a month for anyone 50 and older and adults with disabilities. Every month will have a different theme; the theme of the month can be found on Lafayette Parks and Recreation Facebook page. The program is free. Spaces are limited, so participants must RSVP ahead of time. CDC guidelines will be followed. 

First Thursday of Each Month
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Girard Park Recreation Center, Golden Room
500 Girard Park Drive, Lafayette

RSVP by emailing or calling or texting 337-344-9349.

The bingo program is open to any adult with disabilities and seniors aged 50 and older. This program is free to the participants. This program will be conducted within CDC guidelines and social distancing recommendations to ensure participant safety.

Third Thursday of Each Month
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Girard Park Recreation Center, Cypress Room 
500 Girard Park Drive, Lafayette

Fun & Fitness
Seniors ages 50 and over or adults with disabilities are invited to join us for FREE for Fun & Fitness!
Social distancing and masks required.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Girard Park Recreation Center, Cypress Room
500 Girard Park Drive, Lafayette