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PARKS, ARTS, RECREATION, & CULTURE DEPARTMENT

500 Girard Park Drive
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8374

ACTING DIRECTOR: Hollis Conway

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

Ross Gresham
(337) 291-8371
rggresham@lafayettela.gov

An important component of the LRPD is the Therapeutic Recreation Program, which offers recreational and leisure opportunities to senior citizens as well as disabled children and adults. 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.

Programs

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 rggresham@lafayettela.gov or calling or texting 337-344-9349.

BINGO
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
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Girard Park Recreation Center, Cypress Room 
500 Girard Park Drive, Lafayette

BINGO can be attended virtually
Print your own card then Join through Zoom

 

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

Fun & Fitness will be streamed live HERE.