City of Monroe, Louisiana
The Official Site for the City of Monroe, Louisiana
Monroe Proud
Parks & Recreation
Visit us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Upcoming Events
Buy Tickets
Planning an Event?

Our Complex

Civic Center Arena
W. L. "Jack" Howard Theatre
Equestrian Pavilion
Convention Center
B.D. Robinson Conference Hall

Community Centers

B. J. Washington Community Center
Emily P. Robinson Community Center
Harvey H. Benoit Community Center
Henrietta W. Johnson Community Center
Liller M. Marbles Community Center
Powell Street Neighborhood Center
Saul Adler Community Center

Chennault Park Golf Course
Masur Museum
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo
The Cooley House

The Monroe Parks and Recreation Division is a division of the Community Affairs Department. It is divided into three components: (1) parks and playgrounds, (2) community centers, and (3) baseball and softball fields.

Jimmy Jones, Director, Parks & Recreation 329-2438
Bruce Watson, Assistant Director, Parks & Recreation 329-2523


Harvey H. Benoit Community Center (Main Administrative Office) - 1700 Oaklawn Drive, Monroe, La. 71202
Juliet Toombs, Center Supervisor: 329-2691

Saul Adler Community Center - 3900 Westminster, Monroe, La. 71201
Brenda Wade, Center Supervisor: 329-2446

Liller Maddox Marbles Community Center - 2950 Renwick Street, Monroe, La. 71203
Delles R. Howell Jr., Center Supervisor: 329-2447

Henrietta Windham Johnson Community Center - 2800 Burg Jones Lane, Monroe, La. 71202
Sam Tennessee, Center Supervisor: 329-2448

Powell Street Community Center - 1401 Powell Street, Monroe, La. 71203
Roy N. Shelling, Center Supervisor: 329-2449

Emily Parker Robinson Community Center - 3504 Jackson Street, Monroe, La. 71202
Frederick Coleman, Center Supervisor: 329-3238

B. J. Washington Boxing & Fitness Community Center - 1300 Richwood Rd. #1, Monroe, La. 71202
Ashley Smith, Boxing Coordinator: 329-4948


Jesse Williams Park - 303 Marx Street
Lamyville/Magnolia Park - 2600 Olive Street
Charles Johnson Park - 3313 Bernstein Park Drive
Orange Street Park - 1601 Orange Street
Mt. Nebo Playground Park - 3013 Jackson Street
Anita Lane Park - 2703 Anita Lane
Hawthorne Street Park - 2302 Hawthorne Street
Myrtle Street Park - 2309 Hawthorne Street
Jasmine Street/Civic Street Park - 1304 Civic Street
Triangle/Stuart Park - 1900 Pargoud Boulevard
Lida Benton Playground - 3317 Lee Avenue
Anna Grey Noe Park - 251 Oak Street
Henry Bry Park - 110 DeSiard Street
River Oaks Neighborhood Park - 3704 Barbados Boulevard
Sherrouse Neighborhood Park - 4300 Harrison Street
Forsythe Point Recreation Area - 2201 Riverside Drive
Forsythe Park - 2300 Sycamore Street

Community Center Rental Fees

• $25.00 per hour Monday - Saturday; $35.00 per hour Sunday
• $75.00 refundable cleaning deposit
• Call individual centers for details

Chennault Park Rental Fees (Contact Marcus Williams or Bill Baker at (318) 329-2454
• $50.00 per day for large shelters with restrooms
• $25.00 per day for small shelters without restrooms
• $75.00 refundable clean-up deposit

Special contract required for large events, e.g. concerts, car shows, more than 250 attendance, etc. Call 318-329-2454 for details and reservations.

Forsythe Park/Forsythe Point Rental Fees Three (3) Shelters on the River, Bandstand in the Park, Picnic and Open Area(s), Volleyball Courts, Tennis Courts

Rental Fee: $50.00 up to 4 hours (50 or fewer in attendance), after the first 4 hours rent will be $50.00 an hour

Clean-up Deposit Fee: $50.00 for 50 or fewer in attendance
$75.00 for 50 - 150 in attendance
Over 150 in attendance will require a negotiated contract.

Community Parks

$25.00 up to 4 hours
$50.00 refundable clean-up deposit. Call 318-329-2523 or (318) 329-2439 for details and reservation

Swimming Pools

• Henrietta Johnson Community Center
• Liller-Marbles Community Center


• Forsythe Park
• Harvey H. Benoit Community Center


Forsythe Park - wooden sitting bleachers; bandstand: open green space; old Swayze natatorium; tunnel; restrooms; tennis complex; tennis pro-shop; MUNY golf course; park benches; dragon fly; walking trail; two ballfields; climbing units; swings; picnic tables

Charles Johnson Children's Park- walking trails; basketball court; swings; picnic area; play scapes; restrooms; park benches; metal pavilions; exercise stations signage