In response to Gov, John Bel Edwards's June 5 executive order moving the state into Phase Two, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury's park playgrounds are officially open to the public.

All park visitors are encouraged to stay safe and follow these tips listed below:

  • Clean surfaces frequently
  • Wear masks or face coverings (for anyone over two years of age) when in confined spaces or when in close proximity to others
  • Maintain a social distance of at least six feet from anyone not from your household
  • Practice good personal hygiene, wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer

The splash pads at Prien Lake and River Bluff parks remain closed. Also, the Pavilion rentals will resume Monday, June 8. Renters have to observe the 50 percent capacity and 6- foot distancing guidelines as stipulated in Governor Edwards's order. The rental costs and fees remain the same price.

Park amenities including boat launches, camping, restrooms, picnic gazebos, and walking paths remain open. If you are a resident or business needing services such as occupational licenses, building and development permits, and camping spots, you're encouraged to continue using the online features through

The American Job Center is asking residents to make appointments in advance for use of the computer lab. Face masks are recommended and social distancing requirements must be observed.

If you're seeking unemployment benefits, you're advised to use or call 866-783-5567.

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