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Play by the Lake at Millennium Park

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Millennium Park is one of Lake Charles’ most popular – and most colorful – city parks. Located along the city’s namesake, the outdoor space provides families a state-of-the-art play place on the water. Renovated in 2013, this updated park features a long list of activities that will keep children busy for hours.

The park maintains several structures in its play place. In addition to monkey bars and swings, the park features:

  • Cajun cabin
  • Maze bridge
  • Pirate ship
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Shaded fossil dig pit
  • Tree house

For younger visitors, Millennium Park offers a “tot lot,” and during summer months, children of all ages can cool off at a nautical-themed splash park with slip-resistant paving.

Although designed for ages 5 to 12, the park provides a paved walking trail for parents to exercise and maintain visibility of their children. Millennium Park features special design elements including a rubberized surface throughout the park to maximize safety.

Special events are occasionally held at the nearby Arcade Amphitheater and even inside the park itself. Past events include trike races, hula hoop contests, splash dances and music from a live DJ.