St. Tammany Parish has many public recreation facilities for you and your family to enjoy. If your children are into playing Little League sports, then you may be interested in Pelican Park (Mandeville) or Coquille Park (Madisonville). Both parks offer seasonal Basketball, Baseball, Football (tackle and flag), Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, and more; and both offer these for adults and children. Pelican Park also has a Frisbee golf course and a dog park.
St. Tammany also has the iconic Tammany Trace, a 31 mile long paved path converted from an old rail corridor, that winds from Slidell to Covington. It is the perfect location for a morning jog, an afternoon stroll, a dog walk, or a family bike ride. It borders many neighborhoods in the Mandeville area, as well as a few in Covington and Slidell. It is fairly common for these neighborhoods to have direct access to the Trace, bringing all that it offers right to your back door. Along the Trace you can find various restaurants, snowball stands, and parks, including the Abita Springs and Mandeville Trailheads.
Mandeville is home to the famous Lakefront, a public area bordering Lake Pontchartrain filled with century old oak trees, neoclassical Antebellum mansions, fresh seafood, shops, and a park. Anyone living in Mandeville will love to take advantage of the beautiful sunsets over the lake, free concerts and live music, bountiful fishing, or the paved roads for a bike ride or jog. This is the perfect place to spend a few hours enjoying Louisiana culture and the outdoors with your family.
In Slidell you have John Slidell Park, which hosts a playground as well as ball fields and a gymnasium, and also Heritage Park, which has multiple picnic areas, a playground and splash park, a pavilion for shows and movies, as well as a boat launch! Many neighborhoods throughout the Parish also have their own playgrounds and recreational areas for your convenience.