Ponchatoula Area Recreation District

EASY 4 reviews

Ponchatoula Area Recreation District is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ponchatoula, Louisiana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and fishing and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 16 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly





no dogs

Ponchatoula Area Recreation District (PARD) PARD is primarily a ball field for local little league activities. There are three concrete walking paths with the main path circling the park. The outer path is 1.4 miles (I tracked at 1.7 miles) is a nice walk with plenty shade for summer walking. Dogs, skateboards, scooters, loud music, alcohol and other unwanted acts are plainly listed as prohibited by the several signs abound. The walking path is mostly away from the ball field activities so you shouldn’t have a lot of people setting up chairs on the path like some do on a few other parks in the area. It is a well-kept area that also has an indoor walking track at the eastern edge of the property.

20 days ago

Very nice, well-maintained track for walking. Excellent municipal sports complex. We walked the course clockwise then turned around to get the reverse perspective.

9 months ago

Great area for training runs. Gets a bit busy in the evenings after everyone gets off work. Sidewalk runs thru park and around.

9 months ago

Beautiful park. Very well maintained. Good traffic, felt safe. Clean restrooms. Plenty of benches to rest. Beautiful pond. We counted 9 ducks today and 1 Crain. Path around park is asphalt. Stroller friendly. No dogs. Pond is catch and release. Family friendly. Children’s Play ground is well maintained and close to track. Zero problems. We will be back.

11 months ago

Nice park for walking. The path is far enough away from the ball field so that you can walk without having to walk around people setting up chairs on the walking path. Dogs are NOT allowed which is nice. Fishing is allowed in the small lake but its catch and release only. On my next trip I'll take photos.

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