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



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.

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.

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

Kirk Carlin
Assistant Director
(504) 278-4295 - Office
  Donald R. Bourgeois
Terry Noonan
Facilities Manager
(504) 278-4295 - Office

St. Bernard Recreation Department Facilities

Val Riess Complex
1101 Magistrate Street
Chalmette, LA 70043
Hannan Complex
2501 Archbishop Hannan Blvd.
Meraux, LA 70075
Violet #2 Playground
6609 E. St Bernard Hwy
Violet, LA 70092
Kenilworth Playground
2214 Bobolink Drive
St. Bernard, LA 70085
Paul Noel Gym
210 E. Moreau Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
St. Claude Heights Gym 
7200 Alexander Ave.
Arabi, LA 70032
Gauthier Gym
2214 Bobolink Drive
St Bernard, LA 70085
Cypress Garden Gym
2818 Blomquist Street
Meraux, LA 70075