Department of Recreation, Culture and Tourism
Department of Recreation, Culture and Tourism


Rendering of the new Val Riess Park, a 33-acre facility in the heart of Chalmette that promises to be a premier recreational complex when more than $20 million in construction is completed. The work at Val Riess at the northern end of Palmisano Boulevard in Chalmette - financed by a combination of FEMA and Community Development Block Grant funds - is being done in four phases that ultimately will include eight baseball fields, two large concession stands, a 47,000-square foot massive multi-purpose building and a mini-water park.

The Recreation Department strives to design programs that develop fundamentals of the sport, build character, self-esteem, leadership abilities and teach the value of teamwork.

Department Information:
Recreation Department
8201 W. Judge Perez Drive - 2nd Floor
Chalmette, LA 70043
(504) 278-4295 or (504) 278-4296
(504) 278-4294 - Fax

St. Bernard Recreation Department Facilities

Val Riess Complex
1101 Magistrate Street
Chalmette, LA 70043

Violet #2 Playground
6609 E. St Bernard Hwy
Violet, LA 70092

Paul Noel Gym
210 E. Moreau Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043

Gauthier Gym
2214 Bobolink Drive
St Bernard, LA 70085

Hannan Complex
2501 Archbishop Hannan Blvd.
Meraux, LA 70075

Kenilworth Playground
2214 Bobolink Drive
St. Bernard, LA 70085

St. Claude Heights Gym
7200 Alexander Ave.
Arabi, LA 70032

Cypress Garden Gym
2818 Blomquist Street
Meraux, LA 70075