Michael King, Director

Main Office Phone Number

Phone: 225-450-1200

Mission Statement

To dedicate our efforts to provide and promote recreational and cultural activities for the encouragement of a higher quality of life for every resident of Ascension Parish without prejudice to race, age, gender, or ability.


For information about our various leagues, leasing of facilities, or the maintenance of parks and community centers, please call or email by clicking the Contact Us link on the left.

Facility Rental Prices

For rental and availability information on parish buildings, parks, and the ascension gym please contact the Call Center @ 450-1200.

Geismar Community Center Rental

12060 LA-73, Geismar, LA 70734

$50.00 per hour or $200.00 per day
** insurance and deputies are required when having alcohol

Darrow community center rental

37112 Martin Luther King St, Darrow, LA 70725

$50.00 per hour or $200.00 per day
**insurance and deputies are required when having alcohol

Frank Sotile Pavilion

2162 Thibaut Dr, Donaldsonville, LA 70346

$125.00 Per Day

Oak grove community center

Oak Grove Park to Close for Repairs

$125.00 for 2.5 hours for half the building (75 people)
$200.00 for 2.5 hours for the full building (150 people)

Ascension gym

9039 S St Landry Ave
Gonzales, LA 70737

Non profit organizations:
$750.00 first day
$500.00 second day — each additional day is $500.00

For profit/private use
$1250.00 first day
$750.00 second day
$500.00 each day additionally

Field rental charge for any ball field

$250.00 per field for saturday/sunday tournament
$25.00 per hour for field lights for non league teams
During the season and free play when permitted


*The Soc Hop is now located at the Ascension Gym until further notice. *

January 31st

February 28th

March 27th

April 24th

May 29th

June 26th

July 31st

August 28th

September 25th

October 30th

December 4th

Lunch Served at 11am

Band plays from 12 noon – 2pm

Dates for the Soc Hop past April are TBD. If you require further information you may contact Charlotte Smiley at 225-450-1065.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Sock Hop is open to those residents 50 years and older.  Our Senior Sock Hop Band will be playing your favorite songs.


Park Locations

Click the Map above to see an Enlarged Version

Description of Each Parish Park

To read a description of what each parish park has to offer, please click the link below.  The PARC department has recently updated this document.  The document was created as a .pdf, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view it.

Click Here to read about what each Park offers

Park Rules:

1. No Alcoholic Beverages

2. No Drugs

3. No Weapons

4. No Loud Music or Music with Profanity

5. No Foul Language

6. No Dumping of trash this includes:  Boiling pots , food, etc.

7. Please put all trash in trash Receptacles

8. No Pets allowed in Parks

9. No Four Wheelers, Skateboards, Skates or Golf carts

10. No Smoking on park grounds

Ascension Parish Rec Programs​