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LAFAYETTE PARKS AND RECREATION

Softball, Music and More at Pelican Park

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Carencro’s Pelican Park offers residents a place to play, run and fish. The 32-acre park outside of Lafayette features four softball diamonds and an air-conditioned clubhouse, attracting players and fans from across the nation; tournaments and weekly league competitions draw in nearly 500 youth and adult softball teams totaling nearly 3,000 games each year.

The park also comprises a stocked fishing pond, as well as jogging and walking paths. Additionally, Pelican Park is a popular spot for community events that offer fun for all ages, including a regional “strongman” competition. Music often fills the air at Pelican Park; outdoor music events include a yearly Reggae festival and the Mercredi — that’s French for Wednesday — weekly concert series that runs for seven weeks in the fall and spring.