THE PLAY AREA
The Ochsner Playground is open daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
The Our Lady of Lourdes Interactive Water Adventure is open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
The Savoy Family Treehouse is open. The Treehouse Hammock is temporarily closed for maintenance.
Vending machines are available on-site for drinks.
Shaded seating is available under Live Oaks when the area is not used for rentals.
Shoes are recommended for all features in the Play Area.
Family restrooms and changing rooms are available.
THE OCHSNER PLAYGROUND
The Ochsner Lafayette General inclusive playground features nature-inspired structures and interactive pieces, all surrounded by a custom rubber groundcover that mimics features of a swampy landscape. The playground includes separate areas for younger and older children, as well as a swing set. Inclusivity and accessibility make this creative and dynamic playground able to be enjoyed by everyone in the family. Many other donors within the community have also supported the inclusive playground, Our Savior’s Church, the George Crain Memorial Fund, and Lafayette Family Eye Care.
THE OUR LADY OF LOURDES INTERACTIVE WATER ADVENTURE
The Our Lady of Lourdes 5,100 square foot interactive water feature is centered around a large alligator sculpture staring back at a pirogue play structure. The alligator has “breathing” water arches for its abdomen, and children in the pirogue are so frightened by the alligator stalking them that the boat is shaking, creating “waves” made with custom jets, even though this feature has no standing water. Throughout the large wet deck, another set of custom jets shoot up water that mimic bald cypress “knees.” The interactive water feature has been designed by Fluidity Design Consultants, a global leader in water feature design out of Los Angeles that was founded by Jim Garland, a UL Lafayette architecture graduate.
THE SAVOY FAMILY TREEHOUSE
The Savoy Family Treehouse at Moncus Park was designed by Pete Nelson, of Nelson Treehouse and Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters. The Treehouse will be two stories and ADA accessible with a 450 sq ft main deck with a second story lookout. The Treehouse is made of reclaimed red cypress. It is lined with cargo net for safe climbing. The treehouse also features a 225’ ADA boardwalk ramp with an overlook deck.