PLAN YOUR VISIT

MONCUS PARK WEATHER

Hours of Operation

Moncus Park is now open seven days a week. The front 50 acres of the park are open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The wooded ravines and Cajun prairie are open from sunrise to sunset.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK RULES

This park was created for the enjoyment of the people of Acadiana and all its visitors and guests. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, please respect the rights of others and follow all park rules, signs, and instructions. In addition, all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and ordinances also apply.

1. In case of emergency, call 9-1-1. 

2. Park hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.  All unimproved & unlit areas are open from sunrise to sunset.

3. Use the park at your own risk.

4. Keep Moncus Park clean!  Dispose of your trash & recyclables in the appropriate receptacles around the park. 

5. Dogs are welcome in the park and must remain on their leash at all times, except in the enclosed, off-leash, permitted dog park.  Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets.

6. Bikes, skates, scooters, and skateboards are allowed on concrete paths only.  

7. Motorized vehicles, with the exception of wheelchairs, are prohibited.

8. Informal sports are allowed (excluding the use of cleats and equipment).  Golfing activities are prohibited.  All other organized sports are not allowed without prior approval.

9. Smoking of any kind is prohibited (including all smoking tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaporizers).

10.  Glass containers are prohibited.

11. No open flames, including barbeque pits and gas grills/boilers, without prior approval.

12. The use of firearms and other noisemaking devices is prohibited.

13. Flowers, trees, plants, and park furniture & fixtures shall not be removed, disturbed, or destroyed.

14. Wildlife (including birds, reptiles, and amphibians) shall not be hunted, trapped, molested, destroyed, or fed.

15. Be respectful of other park guests and neighbors; control your noise level.  

16. Park areas may require closures from time to time. Use of closed areas of the park may be considered trespassing or potential destruction of park property.

17. Vending and commercial activities require prior approval.

18. Certain areas of the park are available for private rental or special events.  Please visit moncuspark.org/events for more information.

19. Balloon releases are prohibited in the Park due to their environmental hazards.

20. Park only in designated areas.

21. The annual photography permit is mandatory for any commercial enterprise or anyone who is profiting from photography on Moncus Park property. See below to learn more.

PARK MAP

Parking

Guests can park in Moncus Park's paved lot off Johnston Street. Enter into the parking lot at our newly installed white brick sign. Handicap parking and ADA accessible ramps are available.

Dog Park

Best Friends Bark Park is located in Moncus Park, a 100-acre urban park in the heart of Lafayette. Best Friends Bark Park provides a safe and pleasant gathering place for humans and their canine companions to socialize, exercise, and meet people who share a common interest in dogs and animal welfare! Learn more by clicking the button below!

Fishing

Per Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries regulation, if you’re age 16 or older, you must have a Basic Fishing License to fish recreationally in Louisiana waters. Learn more by visiting www.wlf.louisiana.gov.

Annual Photography Permit

The Annual Photography Permit is mandatory for any commercial enterprise or anyone who is profiting from photography on Moncus Park property. We encourage you to join this group of photography professionals, as all photographers who have purchased a permit will be included in our list of Permitted Photographers provided to all guest-related event rentals, as well as considered for all Moncus Park produced special events.

Moncus Park members, if you would like to purchase a permit, please reach out to Avery Comeaux at acomeaux@moncuspark.org.

Farmers & Artisans Market

The Farmers & Artisans Market occurs every Saturday, rain or shine, from 8am until noon. For information regarding the market or becoming a vendor, please visit their website.

Send Us Your Feedback!

We are working hard to provide an excellent experience for you. The team would LOVE your input so that we can continue to provide a quality experience when you visit Moncus Park.

Where is Moncus Park?

We are located in the heart of Lafayette at 2913 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503.

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