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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:



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
Old City Hall Museum on Mattie Street is the location of the City's newest park: Sanctuary Park. The park began as a Main Street project but soon evolved into a City-wide effort as businesses and other organizations contributed. Lush flowerbeds were designed by Danny Clement. Meandering flagstone pavers lead from area to area. 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.



Spring Park
Hours: Daylight – Dark
Location: River Road at Tabernacle Street
This beautiful city park with picnic and event pavilion is set under a canopy of mature, noble Oak trees. There is room to roam and a wooded path leads to the historic mineral springs for which the city is named. This property also leads to the Amite River. Since the 1850s, ground-water mineral surface springs accessible on River Road property in Denham Springs have figured in our city's name. Variations include Amite Springs and then Hill’s Springs. After William Denham married the daughter of the original land owner and settled on the property about 1827, the city was named Denham Springs.


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Willow Woods Park
Hours: Daylight – Dark
Phone: 225-665-8121
This 11-acre woods park off Cockerham Road, bordered by The Willows Subdivision, is accessible only by foot or bicycle. The nature park has concrete walking trails with benches along the way. Eventually, the trails will be shaded by a canopy of native trees which have been planted. Irises, spider lilies and other plants that adapt and thrive in moist areas will occupy the wetlands. When matured, the park will be a bird sanctuary and wildlife habitat, serving as an outdoor science and learning center.



Kidz Korner Playland
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - Dusk
Email: info@kidzkornerplayland.org
Located at the corner of River Road and Government Street, Kidz Korner Playland opened in 2010. The park was a collaborative endeavor between the Pilot Club of Denham Springs Foundation and the City of Denham Springs 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
This Parks & Recreation District park is the site for all the athletic programs operated by the parks department. North Park is the largest of the parks in the park system with over 110 acres. North Park is located on the corner of Eden Church Rd. and Lockhart Road. Facilities include a multi-purpose recreational center, golf driving range, track, tennis courts, pavilions, playground equipments, soccer fields and baseball/softball fields.



South Park
Hours:
7:00 a.m. – Dark
Phone: 225-664-0202 Fax: 225-665-1590
South Park is a family oriented park covering around 60 acres. South Park is located about two miles south of 1-12 on Vincent Rd. Facilities include: a horse riding arena, outdoor basketball courts, playground equipment and large/small pavilions.