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Ascension Parish is home to a long list of parks offering a peaceful setting for relaxation, a great opportunity for the kids to play, a beautiful backdrop for outdoor exercise and much more. The parish also offers beautiful, state-of-the-art golf courses for a great day on the greens and several public boat launches for fun on the water. If you’re looking for a great place to play, pack up and visit Ascension!

In addition to the wonderful list of parks, playgrounds and golf courses Ascension Parish has to offer, a wide selection of entertainment, including major sporting events, cinemas, skating, bowling and riverboat gambling, can be found in our neighboring communities.


Jambalaya Park
120 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales (Behind City Hall)
Open: Daily

Jambalaya Park is one of the newest recreational parks in Gonzales, which features a beautiful set of fountains as the main centerpiece. Jambalaya Park is also the site of the ever-popular “sprayground” where children can cool off and play during our warm summer months. Jambalaya Park’s other amenities include: an amphitheatre, reflecting pond, Olympic-size swimming pool, “riverwalk,” fishing pier and a shaded picnic area.


Pelican Point Golf Club
6300 Championship Court, Suite 101, Gonzales

Pelican Point Golf Club features two 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a clubhouse, a driving range, a pro-shop and a full dine-in restaurant. The Links Course is a semi-private, British-style golf course with Louisiana flair. The Lakes Course is newly renovated with beautiful Championship Bermuda greens.

Riverdale Golf Club
2657 Hwy 3120, Donaldsonville

Riverdale Golf Club is a private country club featuring a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, a pro shop, a full snack bar and a swimming pool.


Parish of Ascension Recreation & Culture (PARC)
Boat Launches:
• Roddy Road, Gonzales
• Laurel Ridge, St. Amant
• Highway 22, Sorrento

Galveztown Landing & Storage
43002 Hwy 42, Prairieville


Abend Community Park and Playground
3110 Bethel Lane, Donaldsonville

Ascension Civic Center
9806 Airline Hwy, Sorrento

Butch Gore Memorial Park
14550 Harry Savoy Road, St. Amant

Darrow Community Center and Park
37112 Martin Luther King Street, Darrow

Geismar Community Center
12060 Hwy 73, Geismar

Hillaryville Park
5216 Marchand School Road, Darrow

Jackie Robinson Memorial Park
35638 Coco Road, Geismar

Lemanville Park and Playground
3131 Hwy 18 E., Donaldsonville

Modeste Park and Playground
35444 Butler Road, Donaldsonville

Oak Grove Community Center and Playground
37433 Ascension Parish Road, Prairieville

Paula Park and Playground
16470 Pailette Street, Prairieville

Prairieville Park and Playground
38430 Hwy 929, Prairieville

Southwood Park and Playground
14318 Parkview Drive, Prairieville

St. Amant Recreation Park
45404 Stringer Bridge, St. Amant

J. Leo Steven’s Park and Playground
43230 Cannon Road, Gonzales

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