Hours of Operation

Moncus Park is open seven days a week.

The Park is open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Play Area is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Our Lady of Lourdes Interactive Water Adventure is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for spring and summer hours. The Water Adventure is closed every Tuesday until 12:00 p.m. for cleaning.

All unimproved & unlit areas are open from sunrise to sunset.

For Park alerts and closures visit

Amenities and Features

• Veterans Memorial
• Ochsner Playground
• Our Lady of Lourdes Interactive Water Adventure
• Savoy Family Treehouse
• Giles Automotive Family Small Dog Park
• Lake Reaux
• Ochsner Pathway to Health
• Orlando Mountain (highest point in Lafayette)
• Walking Trails, including 1 mile loop
• Fishing Pier
• First Horizon Amphitheater
• LPTFA Outdoor Classroom
• Wetland Boardwalks
• Restrooms

Rules and Guidelines

We post all rules, regulations and miscellaneous information you may need to know before visiting.

Park Map

Map of Moncus Park Amenities

Moncus Park Parking Information

Your paid parking plays a crucial role in supporting Moncus Park, a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining our facilities, amenities, and a diverse range of free programs, daily activities, and community events. In fact, paid parking contributes significantly, accounting for 20% of our annual $2 million budget. Your support ensures that Moncus Park remains a vibrant and accessible greenspace for everyone in our community to enjoy. Thank you for being a part of our mission!

Parking Rates and Details:

Rate per Hour: $2.00
Visits Under 30 Minutes:
Maximum Rate per Day:
Lost Ticket per Day:
Free for all visitors

Parking Rates by Duration:
Mondays: Free
0-30 minutes: Free
31-60 minutes: $2
61-120 minutes: $4
121-180 minutes: $6
181-240 minutes: $8
241-300 minutes: $10

Sales tax is included in all parking rates. Handicap parking and ADA-accessible pathways are available.

Avoid parking in lots belonging to nearby businesses to avoid the risk of towing. 

Friends of Moncus Park, our membership program participants, enjoy exclusive parking perks. Discover more at


During the summer season, Moncus Park's shuttle services from Blackham Coliseum to the park are not available. Shuttle rides will resume this fall every Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.


Thanks to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, our 4-acre wetland pond is fully stocked! Fishing is encouraged, and we have a catch-and-release policy. If you’re 18 or older, you must have a Basic Fishing License to fish recreationally in Louisiana waters.

Bus / RV Parking

We can accommodate Bus and RV parking in our overflow lot beyond the parking lot. To let us know when you plan to visit, call our office at (337) 500-1177 Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. There is no paid parking requirement for School Bus or RV Parking.

Field Trips

Welcome educators and students to Moncus Park, your open-air classroom where the sky's the limit for exploration and discovery! Book your field trip with us and enjoy a day of self-guided learning and play in the great outdoors. If you have questions or would like more information about booking your field trip please email us at

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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.

Upcoming Events & Activities