Projects & Programs
Responsibilities & Services
The Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department strives to provide a standard of excellence that promotes overall well-being and grants residents and visitors opportunities to recreate in diverse ways that are compatible with our community. By offering several programs and participating in a number of unique projects, the department of Parks, Recreation & Open Space is able to provide distinctive outdoor recreation experiences.
OUR VISION - To be a team of adaptable professionals who capture new opportunities to serve the Lafayette community
OUR MISSION - To serve Lafayette with integrity and to improve quality of all life by nurturing unique community spaces
OUR VALUES - Integrity. Teamwork. Inclusiveness. Service. Community.
Read information about the program and learn how you can help by adopting an open space or park.
Any person who owns property in Lafayette may apply to the City Forester in order to designate a tree on that property as a “landmark tree.” Find out program details and apply online.
Lafayette's Memorial Bench Program Memorial Bench Program allows people to recognize a loved one, a special event, or an organization that has made a difference in the community.
Celebrating Lafayette's commitment to its long-term forestry program, an annual Arbor Day volunteer event is held every April. As a member of Tree City USA, Lafayette is dedicated to fostering citizen support for and a positive public image surrounding its many efforts to plant new and maintain existing trees on public land.
Dog waste will now be composted at the Dog Park. Please be sure to use only the compostable bags provided at the park to discard your pet waste, and deposit bags in the bins marked "dog waste".
The City of Lafayette Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department offers an annual Christmas tree drop off program. Trees may be dropped off at the city Service Center located at 1700 Avalon Dr. Dates vary each year with the program running from the end of December through the end of January of the following year. Christmas trees are mulched by the City and used as ground cover in the City's parks and or flower beds. Please see the Community Calendar for specific details.