Parks and Recreation
Pointe Coupee Parish offers citizens of all ages options to have fun in the area. Surrounded by rivers and basins, dotted with lakes and ponds both large and small, Pointe Coupee Parish is a Sportsmans Paradise “right out back!”
William H. Scott Civic Center and PC Parks & Recreation
A cooperative endeavor between the Parish and the City of New Roads, the Civic Center is the centerpiece of one of Pointe Coupee’s largest public parks. The Civic Center is a large event venue designed to accommodate both small and large crowds, while the surrounding ballparks and fields are used for baseball, softball, soccer, and football. The park is located just outside of downtown New Roads. 1200 Major Pkwy, New Roads, LA 70760, (225) 638-5360
Community Park and NRG Field
After undergoing a significant renovation in 2012, Community Park boasts a beautifully landscaped walking trail, skate park, splash pad, first-class athletic facilities, and a large event venue – a restored Cottonseed Mill. The park is within walking distance of downtown New Roads. Park Ave, New Roads, LA 70760.
Emmitt J. Douglas Park
The park, named after a prominent business leader and social activist in the parish, is located in the northeast portion of New Roads. Facilities include ballfields, basketball courts, a playground, and a walking trail. 10th St., New Roads, LA 70760
PC Parish Multi Use Facility
Adjacent to the Scott Civic Center, the Multi-Use Facility boasts some of the best equestrian and livestock facilities in the area. Throughout the year, the facility hosts several rodeos, barrel racing competitions, and 4-H livestock shows. 1400 Major Pkwy, New Roads, LA 70760, (225) 638-5548
False River Regional AirPark
False River Regional Airport is a public-use general aviation airport located two miles northwest of the central business district of New Roads and 33 miles northwest from downtown Baton Rouge. Owned by the Parish of Pointe Coupee and City of New Roads, the airport is operated by the False River Air Park Commission and Airport Manager Yvonne Chenevert.
The airport, which occupies 142 acres, is located off Highway 1 in New Roads, LA. Facilities include:
- Terminal building with internet, meeting rooms, and a Pilot’s Lounge with flight planning aids
- 24 hour fast-pay fueling system
- 21 t-hangars
- 3 corporate hangars
- 5,003-ft. runway with parallel taxiway with solar-LED lighting, rotating Beacon, lighted windsock, ODALS, REILS, PAPIS, AWOS, Localizer, NDB, and GCO.
- Catering upon request
- Aircraft parking tie-down
- Rental car upon request
Yvonne Chenevert, Manager
8662 Airport Spur
P.O. Box 97
New Roads, LA 70760
On-call contact: 225-978-8367
Perhaps one of the greatest natural resources in Pointe Coupee is False River, a 10.5 mile oxbow lake of the Mississippi River, created in early in the 18th century. False River is a popular destination for fishing, watersports, paddle sports, or leisurely cruises. With two public boat launches (Morrison Parkway), multiple paid launches, water sport rentals, restaurants, bars & grills, and lodging, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.
A well-kept secret in Pointe Coupee, Old River is a second oxbow lake in the northern end of the parish. Old River is renowned for its cypress coves, fishing, duck hunting, and recreational boating. Because the lake is still open to the main Mississippi River Channel at certain times of the year, water levels tend to rise and fall with the River. This has helped preserve the natural beauty of the lake, and ensure excellent fishing throughout the year. Drop by Old River Landing to get a great meal, and kick off your trip.
False River Golf & Country Club
Established in 1963, the Country Club serves the greater Pointe Coupee parish area. Members and visitors can enjoy a beautiful nine-hole golf course (with 18 separate tee boxes) and tennis courts. With some of the finest greens in Louisiana, you’re sure to lose yourself in the game. 13875 Patin Dyke Rd, Ventress, LA 70783, (225) 638-6309
Known as the Triathlon capital of Louisiana, New Roads is host to several events a year, including the Louisiana, Tri New Roads, River Roux, Big Cajun, and Oxbow Triathlons. Events range from Sprints to Ultra Distances. And if you’re looking to train between races, you’ll be in good company nearly every weekend of the year.