Parks & Recreation District #3

The Parks and Recreation District #3 (PARDS) is located in Denham Springs, Louisiana. PARDS was created by the Livingston Parish Council in 1973 as a separate distinct body whose purpose is to develop, maintain and operate public park recreational facilities for all the people of Old Ward 2.

The Park Commission:

The park Commission sets policies for the operation of the park system. The Commission is composed of seven members:

  • Jimmy Purvis
  • Guy Smith
  • Arthur Perkins
  • Jay Mallett
  • Scott Huffstetler
  • Karen Anderson
  • Julie Dyason-Norris

Park Superintendent: Gary Templeton
Assistant Superintendent: John Arbour

Participant Eligibility:

Participants must either attend a school in the Denham Springs school district or live in Old Ward 2 to be eligible for the Summer baseball/softball, basketball, soccer and flag football programs.  All other programs are available to the general public.