Lake Fausse Point State Park


Girard Park, Lafayette’s Place to Celebrate

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Located downtown near the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Girard Park is a popular location for locals to experience cultural and outdoor activities in Lafayette. Each fall, the park hosts outdoor festivals where attendees can enjoy live music and dine on local favorites such as jambalaya and praline candies made with local pecans.

The 33-acre park includes amenities such as:

  • Baseball field
  • Basketball courts
  • Children’s playground
  • Nine-hole disc golf course
  • Tennis courts
  • Swimming pool
  • A 1.25-mile jogging path with fitness stations

Girard Park also offers a recreation center, a fishing pond, a wildlife-viewing area and commemorative markers denoting local history.