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The town of Jena has a beautiful 30 acre town park located along the historical Hemps Creek.

  • “Vision Trail” in Jena moves a community toward physical fitness
  • Vision Trail Map (pdf file download)

    The park includes:
    • The Play Park for children 12 and under - 204 Edwards Drive.
    • 4 Tennis Courts - 1307 Terral Street.
    • Walking Trails - 1303 Sycamore St.
    • Nicely shaded path with an array of blooming trees and shrubs. Swings and picnic tables are located throughout the park.
    • Additional walking/biking trails leading from downtown to the park and from downtown to the new location for Jena Elementary are under construction.
    • A nature trail with a school handicap accessible observation deck is also under construction.
    • Skating Rink - 222 Edwards Drive.
    • Open for General Admission Friday and Saturday 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. and available to private parties. For reservations call: 318-992-2148.
    • The Amphitheater - 120 Edwards Drive.
    • Located near the play park featuring a stage with electricity and audience seating.
    • 5 Ball Fields:
    • Jena Girls Softball Field - 1326 Terral St.
    • Jena Little Girls Softball Field - 1340 Terral St.
    • Jena Boys Baseball Field (High School) - 4276 Austin Rd.
    • Jena Little Boys Baseball Field - 4339 Austin Road.
    • Jena Little Boys Baseball Field - 4359 Austin Road.
    The Senior Citizen Center is located at 1850 N Second St., Suite B and houses various activities for the senior adults such as:
    • Monday-Friday, 7:00-10:00 early morning group meets for coffee and fellowship.
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 5:00-until Domino group
    • Thursday 12:30-5:00 Ladies Rook game
    • Friday night 6:00-10:00 Band plays music
    For more information concerning events and times call 318-992-4247.

    The Lasalle Country Club, located in Jena has a lovely golf course and swimming pool available.
    (318) 992-4283

    The Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge is a 5308 acre refuge that borders 9 miles of the Catahoula Lake. The refuge provides feeding and nesting habitat to wintering waterfowl and supports an abundance of native wildlife. Fishing and hunting are allowed in the refuge. There is a 9 mile scenic drive in the refuge with an overlook tower. Catahoula Lake is approximately 14 miles long and 3 miles wide. Because of its size, topography, drastic seasonal water fluctuations and plant zones, Catahoula Lake is unique among all lakes in Louisiana and the United States. It provides a wintering area for waterfowl and grazing for cattle and hogs. Duck hunting on the lake is excellent. Water sports and commercial fishing are allowed on Catahoula Lake.



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