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Area Parks & Attractions

The city of Lake Charles has many beautiful public parks perfect for picnic lunches! Here are a few suggestions.



Millennium Park

900 Lakeshore Drive

Downtown Lake Charles


(3 minutes/0.31 miles)

Shiver Me Timbers Millennium Park is 20,000 square feet and features a tower, train, plane, a multi-story Louisiana Hurricane slide and a tree house. Located just south of the Lake Charles Civic Center, the view of the lake is spectacular from the top of the tower! Park includes a new splash park, shade pavilion, fossil dig, walking paths and other amenities. This park is next to the Lake Charles Civic Center. Click the image below to download a park brochure.


Drew Park

416 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive

Downtown Lake Charles


(6 minutes/1.25 miles)

Play gyms, swings, a walking trail, picnic tables and shady oak trees. A recreational community center is available upon booking. The walking trail offers a pretty view of the lake. This park is located next to Christus St. Patrick Hospital.


Lock Park

Corner of Ryan Street and 7th Street

Downtown Lake Charles

(4 minutes/0.72 miles)

Located at Ryan and 7th streets, the park offers a playground, shaded picnic area and playing field. This park is across the street from Immaculate Conception Catholic School.


Prien Lake Park

3700 Prien Lake Road

Southwest Lake Charles


(15 minutes/5.69 miles)

Beautiful 29-acre park on Prien Lake featuring walking paths with measurement markings, canoe and boat launches, kids playground and SprayGround water park, numerous picnic areas, Amphitheatre, two pavilions and free Wi-Fi.


Adventure Cove Park

3200 Power Centre Parkway

Southeast Lake Charles

(12 minutes/4.73 miles)

Adventure Cove is the first barrier-free park in our area, providing access to children of all ages and abilities to play together. This park is located in the Power Center on the southeast side of Lake Charles.

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