City of Zachary

Zachary Youth Park

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We are excited about reopening and getting back to some sense of normalcy at the Zachary Youth Park. Practices are to be scheduled through our office starting on Tuesday, May 26th. We will schedule practice times from 11am to 6:30pm, Monday through Thursday in an hour and a half time slots. The batting cages will be opened from 11am to 7:30pm, Monday through Thursday. This will allow our staff an opportunity to sanitize each morning and throughout the day every 2 hours.

Restroom facilities have been upgraded to touchless mechanisms on all sinks, urinals, paper towel dispensers, soap dispensers and toilets. COVID 19 signage has been installed throughout the park. The park will be locked at 8pm each night during phase 1 of the reopening and we will adjust availability as we progress through the phases per the Governor’s orders.

All $50.00 per practice session payments will need to be made online at https://securepayment.link/cityofzacharyrecreation/ once a time and day have been scheduled with Brandie Triche. Our office hours are 7am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday and the office telephone number is 654-6529.


We would like to thank everyone for their patience during this time and ask that you follow all signage referring to the non-usage of sunflower seeds, spikes, tobacco and follow personal hygiene practices once you begin to utilize the park.

Our staff is responsible for sanitizing restrooms every 2 hours and monitoring that all rules are being followed according to the RLC Tourism Task Force Guidelines.

Thank you again, Let’s Play Ball!

Sharon Phillips
Public Information Officer
City of Zachary
(225) 654-0287


 

About Zachary Youth Park

With youth in mind, a popular attraction for residents and visitors is the city-operated Zachary Youth Park Complex, housed on thirty-three acres. The park offers programs year-round for youth.  The Zachary Youth Park, located at 1650 East Mount Pleasant Road provides facilities for baseball, softball, a half-mile walking track, playground and picnic areas.  The park is one of the few complexes around that has synthetic turf grass fields that provide year-round playing for young athletes in the area.
  
Zachary Youth Park is comprised of six turf fields, two t-ball fields, one high school softball field with locker room, and two high school/middle school baseball fields, as well as two covered batting cage areas and an indoor facility.  The indoor facility houses three batting cages, two pitching lanes, large locker rooms and a trainer facility for our high school sports.  There are three concession stands located throughout the park, which serve a variety of refreshments, as well as bathroom facilities.

Numerous tournaments are held throughout the year, hosted by USSSA, and the recent North vs. South softball tournament. The tournaments often allow players opportunities to showcase their talent in front of college and professional scouts. Along with these tournaments are several coed softball benefit tournaments and fundraisers for church youth groups and charity organizations.  In addition to tournaments, the park has youth baseball and softball leagues. Zachary High School baseball and softball teams play their games at the park.

The park also serves as an emergency staging area for the city during severe weather conditions and is a place to protect citizens and local assets. Concrete surfacing and a roundabout were added to help guide vehicles to a covered awning area during weather-related emergencies. A sandbagging machine, capable of filling about 54 bags in 30 minutes is used to quickly fill sandbags for citizens in the event of a hurricane, severe weather or other natural disaster occurrences.

Connected to the Youth Park is a Baton Rouge Recreation (BREC) and Park Community Park, which includes an outdoor basketball court, three fishing lakes, two dog parks, skate park, two sand pit volleyball areas, splash pad, hard-surface walking paths, picnic areas and pavilions. 

One attraction at the Zachary Youth Park is its $110,000 playground structure, installed in the spring of 2015.  The playground was funded in part by capital outlay funding.  The thickness of the structure’s landing area is made from recycled tires, measured in relation to the fall height or the highest point of the structure. The playground equipment meets all requirements set by the American National Standards Institute.

Overall, it’s a great place for kids to play America’s favorite past time and families to enjoy a day of wholesome fun and fitness. 

 


 

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Best Western Zachary
4047 Highway 19
Zachary, LA 70791
(225) 654-1402 - Local
1-888-400-9714
Bestwestern.com
Amenities: Free Breakfast & High Speed Internet
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Comfort Inn & Suites
1686 E. Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Zachary, LA 70791
(225) 286-4011 - Local
1-877-424-6423
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Amenities: Hospitality Suite, Internet, Free Breakfast, Fitness Center, Pool, Laundry Room
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
4030 Highway 19
Zachary, LA 70791
(225) 654-1402 - Local
1-888-400-9714
Holidayinnexpress.com
Amenities: Free Breakfast & High Speed Internet
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Contact Us:
1650 Mt. Pleasant Road
Zachary, LA 70791
(225) 654-6529
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Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday,
6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.