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:

1101 Magistrate Street
Chalmette, LA 70043
(504) 278-4295 or (504) 278-4296

Yolanda Banks Thomas

Director of Recreation
Office: (504) 278-4296

Kirk Carlin

Assistant Director of Recreation
(504) 278-4295

Booster Clubs

Zone 1 – Carolyn Park
Zone 2 – Versailles
Zone 3 – Bourgnemouth
Zone 4 – Kenilworth

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

Patricia Park
1809 Karl Street
Arabi, LA 70032

Carolyn Park
405 Lynx Drive
Arabi, LA 70032

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

Vista Playground
8540 Victory Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043