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Parks and Recreation
Abundant natural beauty is found throughout the Denham Springs area. The Parks and Recreation of Denham Springs strives to develop and maintain quality parks and facilities, to preserve open/natural spaces, and to provide recreational programs and services which will enhance the quality of life as well as the physical, social, and emotional well-being of the citizens. Area parks include:



Driggers Park
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Phone: 225-665-8121
A pocket park on the east side of N. Range Ave. in the heart of the downtown Antiques & Arts District. Visitors and shoppers can rest on park benches while enjoying the colorful murals of historic scenes by local artists adorning the adjoining brick walls. An information kiosk holds available downtown walking guides and businesses brochures.



Train Station Park
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Phone: 225-665-8121
The beautifully landscaped site of the old railroad depot in downtown Denham Springs sets the “stage” for outdoor events. Train Station Park, located on Railroad Avenue downtown, is the venue for numerous concerts and performances throughout the year, often with dancing in the street. During our annual spring and fall festivals, the popular Pet Costume and Talent Contest is held here, along with children’s dance reviews. Bring a chair.



Sanctuary Park
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - Dusk
Phone: 225-667-7512
The grounds of Old City Hall Museum & Welcome Center on Mattie Street is the tranquil location of this city park. This green space development began as a Main Street project but soon evolved into a city-wide effort as local businesses, landscapers and organizations contributed. Lush flowerbeds and meandering flagstone pavers lead you to park benches, where downtown merchants, shoppers and visitors can take respite. The park is surrounded by a wrought iron fence and lighted by replica streetlights.



L. M. Lockhart Park
Hours:
9:00 a.m. – Dark
Phone: 225-665-1658
L. M. Lockhart, a Parks & Recreation District facility, is an 11-acre park located within the Denham Springs city limits on the corner of MLK, Jr. Dr. and Summers St. Facilities include an air-conditioned community center, playground, outdoor basketball courts, walking track and gymnasium.


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Spring Park
Hours: Daylight – Dark
Phone: 225-665-8121
Thereís room to roam in this beautiful historic city park on N. River Road at Tabernacle with picnic/event pavilion set under a canopy of mature, noble Oaks. A nature path leads to the historic mineral springs for which the City is named, and the Amite River is accessible through the woods. Since the 1850s, ground-water mineral surface springs accessible on River Road property have figured into our City's name. Variations included Amite Springs and Hillís Springs. After William Denham married the daughter of the original land owner and settled on the property about 1827, the town was named Denham Springs, and incorporated as a City in 1903.

Willow Woods Park
Hours: Daylight – Dark
Phone: 225-665-8121
This 11-acre reclaimed woods is a walking park off Cockerham Road, accessible only through The Willows Subdivision. The nature park has concrete walking trails with benches, which over time, will be shaded by a canopy of native trees. Irises, spider lilies and other plants that adapt and thrive in moist areas occupy the wetlands. When matured, the park will be a bird sanctuary and wildlife habitat, serving as an outdoor science and learning center. Entrance and parking lot at end of Laurel Ave. near Basswood Dr.



Kidz Korner Playland
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - Dusk
Phone: 225-665-8121
This colorful, innovative splash park with special playground equipment and picnic pavilion at the corner of River Road and Government St. was a collaborative endeavor between the Pilot Club of Denham Springs Foundation and the City to build an ADA approved playground for the children of Livingston Parish and surrounding area to play without limitations by physical, mental or developmental abilities. Birthday Parties welcomed on a first come, first served basis.




North Park
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Phone: 225-665-5405
The largest park under the direction of Parks & Recreation District #3, North Park is the site for numerous athletic and fitness programs, and public events. The 110-acre park is on the corner of Eden Church and Lockhart Roads and holds Summer Day Camps, Holiday Camps and Before/After School Programs. Facilities include a multi-purpose recreational center for rent, Fitness and Aquatics Center, Aqua PARDS Water Park, golf driving range, track, tennis courts, pavilions, playground equipment, basketball courts, soccer and baseball/softball fields.



South Park
Hours:
7:00 a.m. – Dark
Phone: 225-664-0202
South Park, under the direction of PARDS, is a family-oriented park covering 60 acres. Located about two miles south of 1-12 on Vincent Rd., South Park amenities include a horse riding arena where equestrian events are held, dog park, outdoor basketball courts, playground equipment, large and small picnic pavilions, restrooms, asphalt walking track, and baseball/softball/soccer practice fields.