Activities

Crowley is a great example of the wonderful Life southwest Louisiana has to offer. Lined with beautiful crepe myrtle trails and oak-lined streets, Crowley has an extraordinary historic district that includes over two hundred structures featuring turn of the century Victorian homes and commercial district that includes the newly completed Rice Interpretative Center and Museum.

PARKS

One thing unique to the city of Crowley is the number of parks conveniently located within the 10-square mile city. The city features Mobley Field Walking Track, the Recreation Complex and Historic Miller Stadium. The Recreation Complex, where the city's recreation activities are held, is home to eight baseball fields and one football field. A unique walking trail also intertwines throughout the entire recreation complex offering beautiful views and scenery.

Crowley City Recreation Department

717 W Mill St
Crowley
(337) 788-4124

Edwards Park

E Cedar Street
Crowley
(337) 788-4124

Tim Robicheaux, Director of Recreation
crowleyrec@crowley-la.com
Office: (337) 788-4124
Fax: (337) 788-4108

MILLER STADIUM
713 West Mill Street
Crowley, Louisiana 70527

Built in 1948, Miller Stadium served as the home of the Crowley Millers who played in South Louisiana's Semi-Pro Teche League, the professional Gulf Coast League, and Evangeline Leagues from 1948 to 1957. Popular with baseball enthusiasts, the Millers set attendance records by drawing 100,000 plus fans in 1952, 1953, and 1954.

Since 1998, the stadium has served as host site for two Mid South State 16 and under Tournaments, two Mid South Regional Tournaments, Colt League District, State, Regional and Zone Tournaments, two The winner of this prestigious tournament will advance to the World Series in Oregon. Miller Stadium also hosted the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State AAA Tournaments in 2003 and 2004.

In August 2003, the State of Louisiana designated Miller Stadium as an historic site. The park now serves the needs of the youth of Acadia Parish in the Recreational baseball, local high schools teams, and American Legion and Semi-Pro teams.

ONLINE RECREATION FORMS
Online registration forms are available for Crowley recreational activities including softball, t-ball, flag football, basketball and soccer. Forms are also available for the City's summer camp activities. Click here for recreation forms. Forms are posted in PDF when regisration begins.

Crowley Recreation Department Site Map link

HISTORY

In 1950, pitcher Rusty Walters won 30 games for the Millers leading the team to the Gulf Coast League Pennant. The following year teammate, Andy Strong was struck and killed by lightning in a game in Alexandria. In 1952, the Millers won the pennant and playoff for their best season. George Brunet won 7 of 8 games and pitched a no-hitter in 1956 on his way to the Major League Kansas City A's. In 1957, Hurricane Audrey severely damaged many baseball parks and as a result the league finished the season with only 4 teams. In 1958, the league folded and the ballpark was purchased by the City of Crowley. In 1998 renovations for Miller Stadium began. The stadium has been updated with new lights, poles, enlarged press box and media deck and phone in the dugout for communications and game coverage.

Kisatchie National Forest

Kisatchie National Forest has more than 604,000 acres, is spread across seven parishes in Louisiana and is divided into five managed units called Ranger Districts. Hidden in the bayous, beneath the bald cypress groves and old growth pine, is a world of natural beauty, excitement, learning, recreation, resources and wildlife in their purest form. Come visit Louisiana's only national forest.

here are many recreational activities throughout the Kisatchie National Forest. Click on the "Find an Area" tab to the right of the screen and select the District you are interested in to see what they have to offer.

Fishing and Hunting on the Kisatchie National Forest is in a setting with some of Louisiana's most beautiful landscapes. The regulations for Louisiana Hunting and Fishing are applied on the Forest, although there are added regulations in some areas. See more information under the Hunting tab.

There are numerous trails throughout the Forest that are marked as multi-use trails. Distances vary from 1/2 mile to nearly 30 miles. Most traverse across rolling hill terrain with many scenic areas scattered throughout. Check with the District website page for more detailed information and maps of all the available trails.

The streams and tributaries are not drinkable so bring plenty of water. Know your surroundings and check the weather before your trip.

The Calcasieu, Kisatchie, and Catahoula Districts have off-highway vehicle trails. The Kisatchie District's Sandstone Trail is seasonally closed from January 1 - April 30 of each year for repairs. All trails have the chance of closure due to excessive rain and will be posted as such on the OHV Status webpage as soon as possible. Check with the District Office before your trip.

Bird watching, Sightseeing, Scenic Drives, Overlooks, Wilderness Areas and Scenic Rivers, and other areas of interest abound throughout the Forest.

Kisatchie Bayou Day-Use Area

Visitors to the Kisatchie Bayou Day-Use Area can expect beautiful landscapes including bluffs, beaches, and old growth forest. There are vault restroom facilities, trash receptacles, picnic tables and fire rings. There are access steps to the bank of the bayou which allows canoe users to unload from the lower parking lot to the waters edge. Fishing is a very popular activity at Kisatchie Bayou with the possibility of hooking a bass, perch, sunfish, or catfish.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Restroom:
Open
Vault Toilets

General Information

Directions: From the intersection of I-49 and Highway 6 (Natchitoches), drive west on Hwy 6 for 7 miles. Turn left (south) on Louisiana Hwy 117 and proceed 16 miles to Forest Highway 59, Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway. Turn left (east) on FH 59 and go 7 miles to Forest Road 321. Turn right (south) on FR 321 and go 4 miles to Forest Road 366. Turn right (west) on FR 366 and proceed to the end of the road.

Activities include: Bicycling,Mountain Biking,Fishing, Hiking, Nature Viewing, Picknicking and Water Activities.

 

 

 

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