PARD's Gold Sponsors Photo

PARD's Gold Sponsors

Ponchatoula Area Recreation District No. 1 would like to thank our Gold Sponsors for their ongoing support of our facilities:

First Guaranty Bank
North Oaks Health System
Pon Food

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Dance Classes

The following dance classes are now offered at PARD:

Zumba classes ($5/class)
Tuesday's: 9:30 am & 5:30 pm
Wednesday's: 9:30 am (Beginners Class)
Thursday's: 5:30 pm


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2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's Photo

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's

~~Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more --- in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight...

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Gym Walking Track

We have a nice indoor walking track inside our gym that is open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Please adhere to the following rules when enjoying your walk on our indoor track:

Children 15 & under...

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Welcome to Ponchatoula Area Recreation District No. 1

Facility Hours

Current Outside Park Hours

6:30 a.m. - Dusk

Gymnasium Hours

6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
**Indoor track closes at 6:30 p.m. regardless of any event being held past normal operating hours**

HomePonchatoula Area Recreation District #1 (Ponchatoula Recreation Park) is a recreational facility offering a wide range of activities for southern Tangipahoa Parish. Our complex is located on a beautiful 90 acre tract of land off Hoover Road just east of Ponchatoula. Our facility has a 1.4 mile long paved walking/jogging trail that is enjoyed daily by many people throughout the area. We have two (2) playgrounds with many activities for young children. A large pavilion offers a perfect place for families to spend time together for birthday parties, school functions, and other social events. We have many football and baseball fields for recreational leagues for children of all ages. A pond stocked with fish allows people without a boat a chance to enjoy catch and release fishing. The indigenous live oaks and pine trees along with other landscaped areas offer a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors. Our state of the art double gymnasium, completed in 2011, includes two courts, a concession area, walking track and conference room.


SHARI AMERSON, Commissioner
GREG FLETCHER, Commissioner
ELDRID PALMER, JR, Commissioner
RONALD ROCQUIN, Commissioner
CATHY BRIGNAC, Board Secretary

Contact Us

19030 Ponchatoula Park Dr.
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Office:            (985) 370-7273
Fax:                (985) 370-7270