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Parks in the Denham Springs Area

Spring Park In The Antique Village area of Denham Springs
This is the springs that Denham Springs was named after.
This park is located on River Road in Denham Springs. There is a trail which leads to the spring and then to the Amite River. 

History
This park is located on River Road in Denham Springs. There is a trail which leads to the spring and then to the Amite River. 

Ground-water springs which some to the surface at the base of the low- lying ridge which runs through the center of the city have figured in the city's name since at least the 1850's. The area has been known as Amite Springs, Hill's Springs, and Denham Springs. (1) The original land claims of John Noblet and Alexander Hogue form what is now the older section of Denham Springs, including the first residential and business districts. In 1828, William Denham, a Wilkinson County, Miss. native, married Mercy Hogue, the daughter of Alexander Hogue, and three months later purchased the 640 acres originally claimed by his father-in-law. (2) A popular belief, supported by previously published histories, is that William Denham discovered the mineral springs on his property and that a health resort quickly grew up there. This belief defies logic, however, con- sidering the number of springs which may be found in this area even today, and the length of time that elapsed before Denham arrived on the scene. No doubt Hogue and other early residents of the area depended on the springs for drinking water.
 

Livingston Parish Parks are the following 7 parks: King George Park, North Park, South Park, Colyell Community Park, North Park, South Park, and West Livingston Park. Major activities such as boating, tubing, and fishing are popular at Lake Maurepas and Lake Pontchartrain. King George Park, North Park, South Park and Colyell Community Park have a golf course, a community swimming pool numerous ball fields and seven tennis courts.

The parks below are in the Denham Springs Area
North Park
is over 110 acres. Located on the on the corner of Eden Church Rd. and Lockhart Road the park offers a multi-purpose recreational center, golf driving range, track, tennis courts, pavilions, playground equipments, soccer fields and baseball/ softball fields. The park department of Livingston Parish County has chosen this site for all the athletic programs.
This park has had major additions and renovations in 2010. Walking trails and a large lake has been added.

Driving Directions to North Park : I-12 Take the Denham Springs exit. Go North 1.8 miles to Hwy. 190/Florida Blvd. - Take a right (East) for 1.8 miles to Eden Church Road. Turn left (North) at the light and go 1 mile. North Park will be on your right.


South Park
covers around 60 acres. The park is located about two miles south of 1-12 on Vincent Rd. As a family oriented park South Park offers a horse riding arena, outdoor basketball courts, playground equipment and large/small pavilions.

Driving Directions to South Park: South Park: I-12 Take the Denham Springs Exit. Go South 1/2 mile to four way stop. Take a right on Vincent Road. Go 3/4 of a mile.


West Livingston Park
is located within the Denham Springs city limits on the corner of Rodeo Dr. and Summers St. This 11 acre park offers the following facilities: air conditioned community center, playground equipment, outdoor basketball courts, walking track and gymnasium.

Driving Directions to West Livingston: I-12 Take the Denham Springs Exit. Go North 1.8 miles to Hwy. 190/Florida Blvd. - Take a right and go one block - take another right - go to stop sign - take a left onto Rodeo Drive. The park is two blocks on the right.

Contact information:

Parks & Recreation District #3
30372 Eden Church Road
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Phone: (225) 665-5405
Fax: (225) 665-1590

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Phone Numbers

Main Office
225-665-5405

Fax
225-665-1590

South Park
225-664-0202

L. M. Lockhart Park
225-665-1658

Before & After Program &
Summer Day Camp

225-665-1533

Driving Range
225-665-6036

Physical Address

Parks & Recreation District #3
30372 Eden Church Road
Denham Springs, LA 70726

Parks & Recreation District #3

The Parks and Recreation District #3 (PARDS) is located in Denham Springs, Louisiana. PARDS was created by the Livingston Parish Council in 1973 as a separate distinct body whose purpose is to develop, maintain and operate public park recreational facilities for all the people of Old Ward 2.
 

The Park Commission:

The park Commission sets policies for the operation of the park system. The Commission is composed of seven members:

  • Van Foster Jr.
  • Guy Smith
  • Arthur Perkins
  • Rhonda Pratt
  • Jimmy Purvis
  • John Wascom
  • Julie Dyason Norris

Park Superintendent: Dale Sisemore
Program Director: Gary Templeton
 

Participant Eligibility:

Participants must either attend a school in the Denham Springs school district or live in Old Ward 2 to be eligible for the Summer baseball/softball program and the Biddy Basketball program. Participants in soccer must live in Livingston Parish. All other programs are available to the general public.

Mailing Address

Parks & Recreation District #3
P.O. Box 1281,
Denham Springs, LA 70726