Below is a listing of parks available to visit in Lake Charles, LA.

Councilwoman Mary Morris
District A Councilwoman Mary Morris

2345 See St.
Lake Charles, LA  70601
Phone: 491-1290
Fax:  491-1463

Civic Center Amphitheatre

The Amphitheatre is located on the south end of the Civic Center grounds and features a covered pavilion/stage area. Complete with electrical hook-ups at the rear of the stage, the Amphitheatre plays host to benefit walks/runs, free concerts, family fun days, reunions and more.

For more information on booking an event at the Amphitheatre, call (337) 491-1256.

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Live at the Lakefront 2015 Red, White, Blue and You

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Historic City Hall
Historic City Hall  Arts & Cultural Center
1001 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, Louisiana

After extensive restoration, Historic City Hall opened its doors as the City of Lake Charles' public art gallery and cultural facility in 2004. Since that time, it has showcased numerous traveling exhibitions from around the world, as well as regional and local artists. Under the direction of the Cultural Affairs Department, the Center features three floors of gallery space (including Black Heritage Gallery and Gallery by the Lake), a clock tower, and a landscaped brick courtyard. Numerous traveling exhibitions have been shown here including Pablo Picasso, Ansel Adams, Norman Rockwell, and Tasha Tudor. One of the most visited exhibitions was Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, featuring over 100 carefully preserved artifacts from the historic vessel. Visitors from across the country are surprised to find such high-caliber exhibitions in the Lake Area.  
Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to all exhibitions is free to the public. For more information, please call (337) 491-9147 or e-mail
Apply to showcase your own artwork at Historic City Hall, by clicking here
Historic City Hall
 The Downtown Development Authority generally meets every 1st Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers City Hall 326 Pujo Street

Lori Marinovich
Executive Director of Downtown Development
Christopher Khoury

Dianna Ross

Dean Day 
Chris Shearman 

Jacqueline M. Simien 
Zita Jackson Andrus 
Jacob P. Stutes 
  • The DDA was re-established in June 2007 subsequent to the Lakefront Vote which created the Lakefront Sub-district. This vote added the duties and responsibilities of the Lakefront Sub- district to the DDA.
  • Term Renewals are for a 3-year term
  • Chairman/Vice-Chairman  2-year term
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The Finance Department is comprised of the Finance Administration Services Division, the Accounting Division and the Purchasing Division. It is charged with the depositing of tax proceeds (property and sales taxes). These taxes are collected by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (property taxes) and the Calcasieu Parish School Board (sales tax) per Joint Service Agreements. The collection of various license and permit fees, along with the collection of other monies due the city except as otherwise provided for by law. The department is also required to maintain the city's treasury and carry out centralized accounting, purchasing, disbursement and asset management functions. In addition, the city charter requires that the department prepare and administer the City's annual Operating and Capital Budget.

The Lake Charles Fire Department (LCFD) serves the City of Lake Charles and the Ward 3 metro area. The area served is rapidly expanding both in size and population. The LCFD is constantly reviewing and updating equipment and procedures to better serve our citizens.

The LCFD was formed in 1876 with a team of firefighters using horse-drawn fire wagons to respond to emergencies. The department evolved through the years and the first fire station in the Lake Charles area was located at the corner of Pujo and Bilbo streets. The five-member department that existed in 1890 has grown to now include 144 firefighters in 2007, and we are constantly recruiting new members to better serve the Lake Area.

By 2007, the LCFD had expanded to eight fire stations and 15 fire companies. A fire company is the equipment and the assigned personnel assigned to the fire stations. The department has eight engine companies, five ladder companies and two tankers to respond to fires within the LCFD response area.

The Administrative division oversees the day-to-day operations of the department. This division maintains records of all personnel, training, maintenance of vehicles and facilities, budgets and financial data which it organizes, analyzes and prioritizes in order that recommendations may be directed to the Fire Chief.

The Fire Fighting/Fire Suppression (Operations) division is the largest division within the department. Employees in this division are qualified to control and extinguish fires, respond to hazardous materials emergencies and other situations requiring emergency response.

The Bureau of Fire Prevention is the division of the LCFD which provides fire prevention services (Section 103, 2003 International Fire Code) to the community through fire plan reviews, fire suppression tests, and fire and life safety inspections, fire investigations, public education and official records management.


Communications division employees must have the ability to perform under stressful situations. This division is responsible for operating communications equipment, maintaining records, and other duties in the communications center of the fire department. They answer fire telephones, dispatch fire fighting equipment and keep simple records of these activities following department procedures. Employees in this division keep track of the location and condition of each unit at all times. This division receives and transmits messages to and from the fire scene and to and from related department personnel and notifies all specified officers or special units of all working fires.


The Maintenance division is responsible for maintaining the department's vehicles and ensuring they are inspected and in a constant state of readiness. Personnel in this department must be skilled in the repair and maintenance of fire department automotive and fire fighting equipment and related work as required. Work of this class primarily involves responsibility for personally performing skilled tasks in the general repair and maintenance of fire pumps, heavy fire apparatus, automobiles and related equipment.


The Training division's primary responsibility is to develop the intellectual and physical competencies of each fire department member. The educational programs set forth by this division are designed to improve firefighting tactics, emergency rescue and hazardous material response to better serve the community.


The Research and Statistical Analysis division assists the Fire Chief in researching, planning and coordinating fire department operations with an emphasis on estimating fire ratings in accordance with the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIAL).


Steps to apply for employment with the City of Lake Charles
  1. Obtaining an application:
    Applications are available at City Hall in the Human Resources Department on the 2nd Floor between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Resumes may accompany applications.

    Click here to download an application* (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
    In order for the online submission feature to work, the application must be downloaded, opened and completed in Adobe Acrobat Reader. The 'Submit' feature will not work for applications completed in the Internet browser.
  2. Submitting your application:
    Applications must be complete to be considered for employment. Misrepresentation and incomplete or inaccurate information may cause application rejection, removal from the employment pool or discharge from city employment.

  3. Checking on status of application:
    Applications remain active with the City of Lake Charles for one year. During this time an applicant may update their application. After the one-year time period, an applicant must fill out a new application to be considered for open employment opportunities. All employment opportunities are contingent upon completion of various pre-employment tests and/or physical examinations.
The City of Lake Charles practices promotion from within. All open positions are first posted to current city employees for five days. Current employees may apply for transfers to open position by filling out the appropriate transfer request form and submitting to the Human Resources Department within the posted time frame.
Once current employees have the opportunity to apply for open positions, applications from outside applicants are considered.
We would like for everyone to bookmark this page on our website to check regularly for recent news about the golf course.


The City of Lake Charles has invested over $2.8 million in its golf course over the last 11 years. This has occurred at a time in the golf industry when many golf course operations are wondering how they are going to stay open. Lake Charles is a great little city or large metropolitan living area, however you want to look at it. With a great diversity of golf courses and other recreational activities, along with casinos, salt and fresh water activities, festivals, and world-renowned cuisine, Mallard Cove Golf Course plays its role very well as a component of the overall steady local economy. We serve over 32,000 annual rounds of golf to our patrons and visitors.


Here is a quick look at the capital expenditures, committed by the City of Lake Charles, to the golf course since 2001:


2001 - $900,000 golf course renovation

2008 - $945,000 for new irrigation system

2009 - Approximately $500,000 towards a new Clubhouse facility with a total cost of $1.730,000

2010 - $300,000 for cart path renovations

2012 - $200,000 for cart path renovation


The Clubhouse project was completed in July of 2009 as our operations moved to the new facility on July 15th, 2009. The new clubhouse takes in approximately 11,900 square feet with offices being located on the second level. The original structure was approximately 7,500 square feet. The clubhouse features a well defined front entrance to the facility on the main road side with a half-circle drive. The building includes a sports bar-themed dining area, a centrally located Pro Shop featuring an upscale retail look, a men's locker room, a women's locker room and a bag storage room; all on the main level. Three business offices and a restroom are located on the second level. This clubhouse is second to none for municipal golf facilities! 

                                         Club House.Front View
M C Dining Room               MC front door view from upstairs
  (Dining Area)                                                       (Front Door View From Upstairs)
MC hallway view from dining area                 MC Patio View  
   (Hallway View From Dining Area                           (Patio View From Pro Shop)     
In 2012, we completed Phase II, Mallard Cove Cart Path Renovation. We now have new cart paths all the way around the golf course. Through this project, the cart paths were extended from five feet wide to six feet wide, providing an aesthetic appeal as well as reducing wear and tear on the golf carts.
With City Championships, Men's Golf Association and Women's Golf Association events and the local fundraising stalwarts, there's always something happening at Mallard Cove. Even if you don't play golf, you will want to visit our new clubhouse to experience the great ole juicy, flavorful hamburger that's a local favorite!


      Club House.side view       Club House view from putting green
           View from edge of putting green             View from putting green

Please check the Men's Golf Association and Women's Golf Association web pages on this website for the current tournament schedule. You will also find contact information for the MGA and LGA board members. We will begin to update the "Schedule of Events" page as soon as we get a few more tournaments locked in for dates. This page on the website includes a comprehensive list of all activities that will be taking place all year long. So, please check back with us regularly to find out what is going on this year.

The Lake Charles Police Department is the principle law enforcement agency in Lake Charles. It is responsible for providing police service to an area encompassing approximately 40 square miles and representing 75,000 residents. The department is sub-divided into over a dozen divisions. The Chief of Police oversees all operations of the LCPD.
LCPD History
On July 25, 1868, eight days after the newly incorporated town of Lake Charles held its first municipal elections, Pat Fitzgerald was sworn in as the town Constable. As the town blacksmith and a Civil War Veteran, Fitzgerald was well qualified to manhandle outlaws. As the only law officer in the small community of 700, Constable Fitzgerald had to enforce all of the town's ordinances without a jail to incarcerate violators. Then, on May 11, 1874, the town council organized the Lake Charles Police Department with Fitzgerald serving as "chief" and overseeing seven "captains on patrol."

During the late 1800s and early 1900s the police officers were focused on enforcing "morality" laws such as public drunkenness, gambling, and prostitution. Officers also assumed the role of traffic controller as the popularity of the automobile increased.

The year 1945 marked the construction of the first dedicated Lake Charles Police Station with a jail, built on the corner of Kirby and Pithon streets. J. Harry Hebert, the police chief at the time, established the detective division in 1947 and future State Representative Mike Hogan became the first plain-clothes detective.

In December of 1974 the Lake Charles Police Department relocated to its current headquarters on Enterprise Boulevard, after relocating several times over the years. A year later the Lake Charles Police Department hired its first female patrol officers.

Under current Police Chief Shawn Caldwell, the Lake Charles Police Department has continued to make outstanding achievements. In November 2000 the Lake Charles Police Department became an accredited law enforcement agency, allowing them to join an elite international group who are similarly recognized for their professional excellence. The Lake Charles Police Department continues to be dedicated to fostering community partnerships, strengthening peace of mind and striving to prevent crime and disorder in the City of Lake Charles.

The Administration Division of the Public Works Department is committed to ensuring that the highest quality of service is given to the residents of the City of Lake Charles. Administration is responsible for emergency services including fleet maintenance and building maintenance for all agencies of the City, contract construction supervision and the maintenance of City property, including grounds maintenance and mapping.
Also, Administration is responsible for the construction and repair of streets, sidewalks, bridges and street drainage, including traffic engineering.
In addition, Administration oversees the collection and disposal of residential garbage and trash, street cleaning and stormwater collections. The Administration Division of Public Works Department is also responsible for the City's wastewater and water systems and the City transit system. 
In conclusion, Administration oversees the accounting processes for the department and operating and capital budgets.

2nd Avenue Pool
2nd Avenue & 5th Street.
Henry Heights
801 East School Street
Play Ground  Baseball Fields  Community Center
2415 East Gieffers Street
Play Ground  Basketball Court  Community Center
2808 Hillcrest
Play Ground  Basketball Court  Community Center  Walking
College Oaks
3518 Ernest Street
Play Ground  Baseball Fields  Community Center
609 Sycamore Street
Play Ground  Community Center  Tennis Courts
Columbus Circle
3520 Grienwich Boulevard
Play Ground  Basketball Court  Community Center
Martin Luther King
2009 North Simmons Street
Play Ground  Baseball Fields  Community Center  Soccer  Tennis Courts
Willie  McCullor Landry (Drew Park)
416 Dr. DeBakey Drive
Play Ground  Community Center  Walking
343 Goos Street
Play Ground  Basketball Court  Community Center  Walking
215 Albert Street
Play Ground  Community Center
Purple Heart
4305 Avenue H
Community Center  Basketball Court
Donald Ray Stevens (Goosport)
1619 Cessford Street
Play Ground  Baseball Fields  Basketball Court  Community Center  Splash Pad
1001 Central Parkway
Play Ground  Baseball Fields  Basketball Court  Community Center  Swimming  Walking  Tennis Courts


Play Ground Playground   Baseball FieldsBaseball Fields   Basketball Court Basketball Courts   Splash Pad Splash Pad   Community Center Community Center
SwimmingSwimming Pool   Soccer Soccer Fields   WalkingWalking/Joggin Paths   Tennis CourtsTennis Courts
Connecting Service
Applications for service are available at the Water Utility Office at 326 Pujo St.  Photo identification and a valid Social Security Card must be presented before the application can be processed. Some applications can be made by phone. Call customer service at (337) 491-1307 for more information.
  • A deposit will be required unless proof of credit from another utility company is presented.
  • Service applications accepted before 2:00 p.m. will be processed and turned on the next business day. Applications made after 2:00 p.m. will be worked on the second business day. Same day service is available for a $60.00 service charge.
Water Problems
Any water problems should be reported directly to the Water Division at the following numbers:
Billing/New Services (337) 491-1307
Meter Problems (337) 491-1522
Main Breaks (337) 491-1487
Rusty Water/Odor (337) 491-1554
Distribution (337) 491-1486
Production Plant Info (337) 491-1479
After hours (337) 491-1483 
Disconnecting Service
Call customer service at (337) 491-1307 to disconnect service.  Verification will be required before service can be disconnected.
Security Deposits
Customer Deposit 
Residential $50.00  
Commercial Varies  
Security deposits are automatically applied to your water account after two years of good payment history. There can be no more than three late penalties assessed to your account during this two year period. 

Security deposits for residential customers will be waived if a letter of good credit can be provided from any other utility company.

Transferring Service
Call the Customer Service department at (337) 491-1307 if you change addresses.  Please have the following information ready before you call:
  1. Account number

  2. Current Address

  3. New Address

  4. Move Date

  5. Social Security
   Service will be restored the next business day if payment is received by  
   2:00 p.m.  If payment is received after 2:00 p.m. it will take two business days to
   restore service.  Any customer wanting SAME DAY SERVICE will have to
   pay an additional $60.00 fee.  Payment must be made in the Business
   Office by cash, credit/debit card or money order only.  NO CHECKS.

The Mayor's Action Line processes and tracks inquiries, comments and complaints addressed to the City of Lake Charles by its residents. Each call is entered into our computer system and referred to the appropriate Department/Division. The Department/Division then has three working days to investigate and respond to the caller with what steps can be or have been taken to resolve the issue.

Phone: 337 491-1346
Email: or
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

When applicable, please supply location details, photographs and any other information that could help in the investigation by the Department/Division.

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Councilwoman Luvertha August
Luvertha August Councilwoman
Luvertha August, a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She is a graduate of W. O. Boston High School and received her Bachelor and Master's Degrees in education from McNeese State University.

Luvertha is a retired educator having begun her teaching career at St. Katherine Drexel Sacred Heart of Jesus Elementary School and finishing it in the Calcasieu Parish School System.

Upon the death of her husband, Allen P. August, Sr., she entered into politics by first being appointed to fill his unexpired term on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury until a special election could be called. She ran and won the special election and then later ran and won to serve a full four year term. She served on the Police Jury from 1998 - 2004.

From 1999-2004, Luvertha served as president of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Office of Community Services Board. During her tenure as president, many projects were introduced by the Board and adopted by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, some of which included: the Food for Seniors Program; the North Lake Charles Contract Postal Office; the parish-wide transportation system and the expansion to the Calcasieu Parish Office of Community Services building for Senior Citizens.

Luvertha represented the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury on the Imperial Calcasieu Regional Planning and Development Commission and served as its treasurer in 2003. She was also on the TRIAD/SALT Council which dealt with senior citizen affairs.

After leaving office as a Police Juror, Luvertha became active in the Project-Build-A-Future program which builds new homes for low income first-time home buyers and presently serves as its vice-president. She serves on the Mayor's Human Relations Commission which acts as a liaison between citizens and the city police department. She is a member of the Lake Charles Serra Club, an organization which promotes and supports those entering religious vocations in the Catholic Church and is one of only two African-Americans to serve as president during its long history in Lake Charles.

In 2008, politics, again, beckoned to Luvertha when she was appointed to fill the unexpired term of now State Representative A. B. Franklin. In 2009 she was elected to serve a full term as the Lake Charles City Council Member for District B and was elected by the Council to serve as Vice-President for the year 2012-2013.

Luvertha is the proud mother of two children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In memory of her husband, each year Luvertha presents a scholarship to a graduate in the Calcasieu Parish Adult Education system to help in pursuing further education.

In 2012, Luvertha was recognized by the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. with its "Community Service Award" and by the Black Caucus Police Jury of Louisiana with a "Distinguished Service Award."

Luvertha says, "I never imagined my life's journey would give me the adventures I have had. It is as if God, Himself, has held my hand and led me down the paths I have felt compelled to follow as I feel His constant and loving protection."

       DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival      Monster Trucks

With a complete lighting and ceiling makeover in recent years, the James E. Sudduth Coliseum offers up more than 22,000 square feet of space. The coliseum has played host to a wide variety of events over the years. From galas, graduations annual meetings, trade shows and music concerts for major performing artists like Daughtry to basketball games, indoor arena football, ice hockey, rodeos and monster truck shows, this space can literally host any type of event. The venue can seat up to 7,500 patrons comfortably.

When it comes to tradeshows, the James E. Sudduth Coliseum can hold up to 130 8' by 10' tradeshow booths.

For more information on making the James E. Sudduth Coliseum the home of your next event, give us a call today.

Click on the image below to view a slideshow of images of the James E. Sudduth Coliseum.

Monster Truck

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The Community Development Division offers a variety of programs that contribute to neighborhood revitalization within the City of Lake Charles.
The division receives Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in order to benefit low and moderate-income residents.
Community Development Programs
  • Housing Rehabilitation/Reconstruction for Owner-Occupied Units
  • Affordable Housing Subsidy for first-time home buyers
  • Assistance for down payment/closing costs for first-time home buyers
  • Homeless Management Information Services Assistance
  • Handicap Ramp Assistance
  • Infrastructure Assistance

Major Homeowner Rehabilitation Brochure

Homebuyer Assistance Brochur

2014-2019 Consolidated Plan  

Action Plans

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice July 2013

The Central School Arts & Humanities Center was designed and built by noted New Orleans architects "Favrot & Livaudais" in 1912 and is located at the heart of the Charpentier Historic District. In 1993, with the support of the entire Lake Charles community, the school was restored and became an "Arts & Humanities" center for the area.  Working closely with the Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana, Calcasieu Preservation Society, artists and nonprofit organizations, the architects were able to redesign Central School's classrooms to serve as studios, galleries, and performance spaces. 
Central School Arts & Humanities Center's current tenants include visual artists, music teachers, the Children's Theatre Company, the Arts Council of SWLA, the Lake Charles Symphony and the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu. The Art Associates and Black History galleries showcase local, national and international artists. The school's historic auditorium has been updated with state of the art equipment and hosts events including plays, musical performances and a local film festival.
For more information on the Central School Arts and Humanities Center, including room rental information and rates, contact:
Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA
809 Kirby Street, Suite 202
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601-5372
(337) 439-2787
The Finance Department is comprised of the Finance Administration Services Division, the Accounting Division and the Purchasing Division. It is charged with the depositing of tax proceeds (property and sales taxes). These taxes are collected by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (property taxes) and the Calcasieu Parish School Board (sales tax) per Joint Service Agreements. The collection of various license and permit fees, along with the collection of other monies due the city except as otherwise provided for by law. The department is also required to maintain the city's treasury and carry out centralized accounting, purchasing, disbursement and asset management functions. In addition, the city charter requires that the department prepare and administer the City's annual Operating and Capital Budget.
This division conducts a centralized accounting operation and manages the receipt and disbursement of City funds including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Occupational License, Payroll, Special Assessments, and Capital Projects. Contractual costs of annual auditing and tax collection services are also allocated to this division.

Under the direction of Fire Chief Keith Murray, and with the assistance of his administrative FDlogoassistant, our administrative offices work closely in seeing that the administrative responsibilities are handled efficiently. With the support and help of the department's secretarial and administrative staff, the Fire Chief is able to administer his duties in a well-organized manner that results in the smooth and efficient operations of the Lake Charles Fire Department.

This division maintains records of all personnel, training, maintenance of vehicles and facilities, budgets and financial data which it organizes, analyzes and prioritizes in order that recommendations may be directed to the Fire Chief for his use in running the day-to-day operations of the department.

LCFD Administration
4200 Kirkman Street
Lake Charles, LA 70607
Fire Chief
(337)491-1360 - phone
Keith Murray
Administrative Assistant Richard Broussard
Secretary to the Fire Chief       Ashley Miano
Assistant Chief Office              
(337) 491-1362 - phone
Assistant Chief A shift
Assistant Chief B shift
Assistant Chief C shift
Dale Sarvaunt
Tommy Thomas
Kenneth Daniel

LCFD Fire Prevention Division     

(337) 491-1368

8th floor City Hall

326 Pujo Street

Lake Charles, LA 70601

Chief of Fire Prevention Caldwell Fontenot
LCFD Communications Division    
(337) 491-1354 business line
911 Hodges Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Chief Communications Officer Nancy Vigo
LCFD Training Division
(337) 491-8792
4649 Common Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Chief Training Officer Kenneth Brown

LCFD Maintenance Division
(337) 491-1356
1208 W 18th Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Master Mechanic James Richards

LCFD Planning and Research Division

(337) 491-1397

8th floor City Hall

326 Pujo Street

Lake Charles, LA  70601

Chief Lennie LaFleur





















Applications can be submitted online or printed and brought to the Human Resources Department located on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Applications are accepted Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Should there be any questions regarding employment opportunities please call the Human Resources Department at 491-1266 for assistance. 

Applications are accepted year-round and held for one year.   

Open Positions

CDL DRIVER - Starting: $12.71/hr

Full-time positions in various Departments/Divisions 

These individuals must be skilled in the operation and preventive maintenance of heavy equipment and possess knowledge of safe driving practices. This individual is responsible for the operation of heavy construction type equipment such as a bus, garbage truck, backhoe, front-end loader, sweeper or slope mower. Applicant must possess a valid Louisiana Commercial Driver's License.

Position is a full time position with benefits including health insurance, retirement, paid holidays, paid annual leave, and paid sick leave. 

PART TIME WORKERS - Starting: $9.25/hr

Temporary positions in various Departments/Divisions

These individual may work up to 29 hours weekly helping to Monitor City Buildings and Parks, answering Citizen questions, directing Citizens to correct facilities, monitoring safety of City Buildings and Parks, working events at Civic Center Concessions or numerous other duties.

Shifts may include weekdays, week nights, and weekends.

Developed in 1976 by the City of Lake Charles, Mallard Cove Golf Course was built at the former Chennault Air Force Base on land donated by the federal government. The course was designed by Jim Wall, a former associate of Robert Trent Jones.


Since its inception, Mallard Cove has changed its face a few times. The Golf Shop was originally housed in the existing cart barn. Then, it moved to the new clubhouse facility in 1985 at the southeast corner of the parking lot near the #1 tee. A new main access road was built to bring customers in from the far west end of the property and tied into the parking lot. In 2001 the course underwent major renovations to the greens, tees and bunkers.


The original greens were very undulating with limited choices for fair pin placements. It was decided that the greens needed to be enlarged and leveled out to accommodate the high traffic, while the tees were enlarged and some bunkers were removed leaving others to be reshaped and enlarged. The Kevin Tucker Group and Eagle Golf Construction implemented the course renovation introducing "TifEagle," an ultra-dwarf Bermuda, on the greens. TifEagle's tolerance to extreme weather conditions and high traffic, while providing a smooth and true putting surface, made it an easy choice for the new greens.

                          # 14 green
                                                         ( #14 Green)

On September 23, 2005, Hurricane Rita, the largest hurricane on record in the United States, paid Lake Charles a visit. Hurricane Rita quickly completed some of our planned tree removal and pruning projects much ahead of schedule. Lake Charles was hit very hard and was without any power for two weeks. The entire facility was closed down for 45 days to complete debris removal. The course re-opened on November 10, 2005. 

           The first foursome resumed play on November 10, 2005.  Thank you!
                          1st Foursome after Hurricane Rita       
                    Castle Cohren, Bob Radomsky, Bob Lebert and Marion Landry
We started up operations on November 10, 2005, from the kitchen of our outdoor tournament pavilion because of irreparable damage to the clubhouse. In January of 2006 we moved into temporary modular buildings set in the corner of the parking lot in order to resume operations. Two years passed while we secured the proper funding to build a new clubhouse facility. Construction on the new clubhouse facility began in February of 2008 and on July 15, 2009, we finally moved our operations into the new 11,000+ square feet facility. 
                            New Club House 


During the construction of the clubhouse, we secured funding to install a brand new irrigation system on the golf course. This work began in January of 2008, and was completed in June of 2008. In 2010 the cart paths were replaced on the front nine and then, in 2012 the cart paths on the back nine were replaced. All new cart paths were extended from only five feet wide to six feet wide. This project helped to add an aesthetic enhancement as well as provide a smoother traveling surface for the golf carts, reducing wear and tear on them.

Mallard Cove Golf Course has been a local favorite since it began. The course is truly a championship design, but allows players of all skill levels to play to their abilities. It is a constantly challenging design, but does not take any shot away from any player with forced carries or specific landing areas. Mallard Cove Golf Course enjoys a steady flow of annual rounds of golf above 32,000 and is a "must-see" if you are visiting.

2015 International Building Code (IBC) as approved by the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council
2015 International Residential Code (IRC) as approved by the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council
2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) as approved by the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council
2014 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2015 International Plumbing Code as approved by the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council
2015 International Fuel Gas Code as approved by the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council
2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
Administration Command Staff

Shawn Caldwell
Chief of Police
Franklin Fondel
Deputy Chief - Investigations
Michael Nicosia
Deputy Chief - Operations
Crystal Weaver
Secretary to the Chief of Police
Division Commanders
Major David Anders
Capt. Gary Geheb
Capt. Kevin Kirkum
Capt. Michael Weaver
Traffic/Training/Community Policing
Lt. Richard Harrell
Professional Standards Division

The City of Lake Charles' Recycling Program will resume service on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

The City of Lake Charles Public Works Department is proud to present the current edition of the Green Guide. The Green Guide was established in 2007 to provide the citizens of Lake Charles a comprehensive booklet that addresses the proper ways to recycle and the dispose of unwanted items. One of the City’s main objectives for recycling is to reduce disposal costs and reduce the overall waste stream that goes into the disposal site.

The City of Lake Charles appreciates your interest in its recycling program and encourages area citizens to utilize the Green Guide as a tool to assist them in doing their part to reduce, reuse and recycle unwanted items. This will help make the Lake Area an environmentally greener and safer place to live, work and play.


Find out more about the City's Recycling Program!


Family= has picnic tables    Playground= Has playground equipment
Baseball Fields= Athletic Fields    Gym = Building has gym equipment    Boat Launch = Boat Launch




Grace & Church Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Grace & Medora Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Greinwich Terrace Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Henry Heights Park

Baseball Fields

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Hillcrest Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Holmes Street Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Huber Park

Baseball Fields

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Jessie D Clifton Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Lock Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Bord Du Lac Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

McDonald / "MAC" / Cobbs Boat La

Boat Launch

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Mary Belle Williams Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Mike D Lanza Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Nelson Road Park

Baseball Fields

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Purple Heart Memorial Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Buddy Prejean Park

Baseball Fields

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Second Ave. Park

Baseball Fields

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuten Park


9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Tues-Sat Noon - 7:00 PM Sun

Closed Mondays

University Park

Baseball Fields

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Weaver Road Park

Baseball Fields

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wiley B McMillan Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

College Oaks Park

Baseball Fields

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Columbus Circle Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Drew Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

General Moore Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Goosport Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Veterans Memorial Park


6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Millennium Park


April-Oct: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Nov-March: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mondays: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Riverside Park FamilyPlayground

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Several options are available for bill payment:

    • Nightly backups are conducted beginning at 10 p.m. each night and end around 12:45 a.m. You may experience difficulty making an online payment during this time. 
  • Mail your payment to P.O. Box 1727, Lake Charles, LA 70602.
  • Pay in person at our office located at 326 Pujo St. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Pay through night deposit box.  The night deposit box is near the back doors of City Hall, located at 326 Pujo St.
  • Pay by phone 1-877-396-3915; a convenience fee will apply for this service.
    Service will be restored the next business day if payment is received by 2:00 p.m.  If  
    payment is received after 2:00 p.m. it will take two business days to restore service.  Any
    customer wanting Same Day Service will have to pay an additional $60.00 fee.  Payment
    must be made in the Business Office by cash, credit/debit card or money order only. 
John Cardone, Jr. City Administrator
The City Administrator is responsible for the professional management of the day-to-day operations of the City, including general supervision, administration and management. The City of Lake Charles operates under a Mayor-City Council form of government. Under this system, the Mayor appoints and recommends to the City Council and the Council, by consent of a two-thirds vote, appoints the City Administrator, who is the chief appointed administrator for the City.


The City Administrator works closely with the Mayor, City Council and City Departments to develop and implement policies and procedures for the City. The City Administrator is responsible for the supervision and management of City Departments, including: reviewing and advising Departments on financial and operational management, setting organizational strategies and goals, establishing methods and procedures on program planning and operational efficiencies, and acting as the City's liaison to local and state government entities and to other elected officials and government agencies.


John Cardone, Jr. serves as City Administrator for the City of Lake Charles and has over 25 years of experience in municipal government. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Cardone holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Through postgraduate studies, he obtained certification and continuing education as a building plan examiner, building code analyst in the Legal Aspects of Code Administration, in Management-Effective Supervision and in Emergency Management.

A Message from the City Administrator, John Cardone, Jr.


Hello and welcome to Lake Charles, Louisiana. I'm John Cardone, Jr., City Administrator for the City of Lake Charles. It is my privilege to introduce you to our city and a few of the many amenities of our area.

Located in the southwest corner of the state, Lake Charles borders bayous, rivers, and lakes with a deep water channel that leads to the Gulf of Mexico. Access to these waterways provides for excellent fishing, hunting and other celebrated sports activities in the Lake Area. Lake Charles is also known for its diverse arts and culture programming/events, casino resorts, many music venues, excellent cuisine and many great festivals that occur throughout the year.

Lake Charles covers approximately 44 square miles, serves a community of nearly 75,000 people and is a great place to raise a family. The city has a healthy economy, which makes it a prime location for business, industry and other development. Recently, Business Week magazine's Web site ranked Lake Charles first in the country in America's strongest building market.

Lake Charles City Government employs approximately 1100 employees and has an Operating and Capital Budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year of $127 million, of which $61.6 million is for General Fund operation which includes General Government, Planning and Development, Finance, Human Resources, Public Works, Fire and Police. The City also operates four Enterprise Funds for Water, Transit, the Civic Center and a Golf Course and has special revenue budgets for Wastewater, Recreation and Special Events.

On behalf of all our employees, we will continue to strive to provide the highest quality of professional service to the citizens of our community, and we welcome all to come and visit our proud "city on the lake."

millennium hours of operation 
Millennium Park March 2013 Ribbon Cutting

Millennium Park Phase II


The information below shows the progression and history of "Rebuilding Millennium Park" and the build of the Phase II Children's Park Project.


August 24, 2012 - Children's Park Project Update

May 4, 2012 - Millennium Park to be Temporarily Closed Beginning Monday, May 7th


March 13, 2012 -City Gives Updates on Two Major Projects: Millennium Park -Phase II, Children's Playground and Gill Street Extension


Millennium Park Phase II

Millennium Park Rebuild
History of Rebuilding Millennium Park
Pictures, videos, and press releases
Millennium Park Lake Charles

Special Messages to the volunteers from Mayor Randy Roach:
November 28, 2011 - In case you missed it the American Press ran an article in Sunday's Life section highlighting the art work of members of the Rebuilding Millennium Park art committee. (full message)
November 14, 2011 - In case you missed it the American Press ran an editorial on Sunday that highlighted what our volunteers and sponsors have managed to accomplish in the last few weeks. (full message)
Letter of Thanks to the Community
A Letter of Thanks to the Community
Millennium Park Rebuild Day 1
Millennium Park Rebuild
October 22, 2011 - November 3, 2011
Millennium Park Rebuild
November 5, 2011
Millennium Park Rebuild
November 6, 2011
Leathers Topdown Plan
Millennium Park
Bord du Lac Park


Shiver Me Timbers Pirate Ship
"Shiver Me Timbers"
Pirate Ship
Leathers & Associates

Other Videos:
Prebuild Interviews LCB Interview 5 LCB Interview 4 LCB Interview 3
LCB Interview 2 Academy TV Interview 1 GRACE Donation Prebuild Phase
CC & BK Donation PPG & LRC Donation CPPJ Donation Casinos Donation
CVB Donation Precommittee Phase Filler Filler

Councilman Rodney Geyen

Councilman Rodney Geyen
Rodney Geyen is the third son of the late Adam and Mildred Geyen. He attended Second Ward Colored Elementary School, W. O. Boston High School, and Grambling State University, earning a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education. He also attended McNeese State University earning a Masters plus 30 in Administration and Supervision.
Geyen served in the field of education for 46 years. He taught and coached at W.O. Boston High School, Reynaud Middle School, Pearl Watson Junior High School, and Lake Charles Boston High School. He served as Assistant Principal at Reynaud Middle School and served as Principal at T. H. Watson for 15 years. He came out of retirement to serve as Assistant Principal and Principal at Lake Charles Boston High School and Principal of J. F. Kennedy Elementary School and is now Principal of Pearl Watson Elementary.
He was elected to the Lake Charles City Council in 1997 and was elected to serve as Vice President of the Council in 1998 and President in 1999. Geyen served as Mayor for 4 ½ months becoming the first African American to serve as Mayor and the 27th Mayor of the City of Lake Charles.
He is the Pastor of Williams Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Moss Bluff and Crowley District Ministerial Alliance Director.
Geyen is a member of the National Education Association, Louisiana Association of Educators, Calcasieu Education Association, 100 Black Men's Association and Kappa Alpha PSI Fraternity.
Geyen is a committed servant to the people of District C and the City of Lake Charles. He was responsible for securing over 22 million dollars of capital outlay projects consisting of street reconstruction and recreational projects.
Geyen was the recipient of the NAACP Trailblazer Award, listed as Who's Who in the Grambling State University Alumni News Magazine and selected Principal of the Year in 1999, and was the winner of the district and regional levels and a state finalist.
He is married to the former Margaret Marie Guillory and they are the proud parents of four children, Dana, Gerard, Teri and Kelly and have six grandchildren.

Theatre Sign

The Rosa Hart Theatre is located on the south side of the Lake Charles Civic Center Complex. Its capacity is 1,960, fixed seating, and can be used for major plays,pageants Mardi Gras galas, ballet recitals, concerts and more. 

Over the years it's played host to events such as the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, the Chinese Acrobats and many other local, regional, national and international productions. In 2013, at nearly 40 years old, the Rosa Hart Theatre underwent $3.8 million in renovations and repairs.

The Rosa Hart Theatre boasts the latest in sound and lighting equipment, a backstage area complete with male and female dressing rooms and concession stands.

For more information on hosting your next event in the Rosa Hart Theatre, call us today.

Click the image below to view a slide show of the Rosa Hart Theatre.

 Rosa Hart Theatre

Click here to return to the Venues page. 

Americorps Logo
Impact Lake Charles AmeriCorps (ILCA) is a service learning program  that gives its members an opportunity to make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of those that they serve.  Members of Impact Lake Charles AmeriCorps have an opportunity to assist with meeting the critical needs of our community by education individuals on various health and safety topics and providing much needed assistance with community service projects.
Impact Lake Charles AmeriCorps is supported by a grant from the Corporation for National Community Service, Volunteer Louisiana in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and sponsored by the City of Lake Charles.  Our program focuses primarily on providing health and safety education to the community. ILCA currently provides health and safety education to students in grades K-5 at six Lake Charles area elementary schools.
Members also provide education such as safe sleep and fire safety to adults in partnership with the Safe Sleep Task Force, Red Cross of SWLA, Lake Charles Fire Department and Safe Kids Lake Charles.  
Members receive training in many areas, which include but are not limited to First Aid/CPR, conflict resolution, team building, diversity appreciation and preparation for the work force.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be at least 17 years of age;
  • Have a high school diploma a or agree to obtain a high school diploma by the end of the service term;
  • Have a GED or agree to obtain a GED by the end of the service term;
  • Demonstrate reading and writing skills through a literacy assessment;
  • Have letters of recommendation;
  • Have experience with children;
  • Be dependable;
  • Be a team player;
  • Have an excellent attitude;
  • Be a self-starter;
  • Have drive and determination;
  • Have a genuine concern for the well-being of children and our community; and
  • Be drug-free.
Impact Lake Charles AmeriCorps  has two categories of members ; minimum time members and reduced-half time members. Minimum time members are expected to serve at least 300 hours during their term of service and reduced half-time members are expected to serve at least 675 hours.
Terms of Service for 2019-2020 will be as follows: 
  • August 14, 2019 - May 15, 2020
  • August 14, 2019 - December 6, 2019
  • December 16, 2019 - May 15, 2020

Living Allowance: Members are not employees of the City of Lake Charles and therefore do not receive an hourly wage. Members are also not eligible for unemployment benefits. 

  • Minimum time members can earn a living allowance totaling no more than $2,175.00 for their term of service.
  • Reduced-half time members can earn a living allowance totaling no more than $$4,894.00 for their term of service.
Segal Education Award: At the completion of the contract and the member's term of service, members are eligible to receive an education award.
  • Minimum time members are eligible for an education award of $1,289.95 at the completion of their contract.
  • Reduced-half time members are eligible for an educational award of $2,321.00 at the completion of the contract.

*** A member has 7 years from the date of completion of the term of service to use their education award.  Th education award may be used to pay for current education expenses or to make a payment on an existing student loan.***

 "It's time for you to make a difference in the Lake Charles community while learning skills that you will use for the rest of your life."

For information on becoming an AmeriCorps member click here.
AmeriCorps Applications - Please select the the appropriate application
(It has been brought to our attention that there have been some issues with submitting applications.  Right click on the application below that you want to fill out. Save it, fill out the saved form and then email it back to

Click the image below to view a slide show of images from past AmeriCorps activities.

The Purchasing Division provides centralized procurement services for all City of Lake Charles departments under the direction of the Purchasing Manager.


The mission of the Purchasing Division, within the Department of Finance, is to provide efficient and responsive procurement practices while providing quality service through teamwork and communication with City departments, divisions and vendors. The Purchasing Division is dedicated to providing the City with the most effective and efficient centralized means for procuring quality goods and services, in an economical and timely manner, while staying within the laws and regulations of the state of Louisiana and the City of Lake Charles. The Purchasing Division provides direction and support in identifying sources capable of providing a continuous supply of goods and services in a quality and cost efficient manner.


The "How to do Business with the City of Lake Charles" booklet will acquaint you with the City of Lake Charles' procurement process and assist you in becoming a supplier to the City. It is provided as a general guideline to help you understand some of the processes. Nothing contained in the Guide shall be construed to amend or override any statute rule, regulation, policy or procedure of the City of Lake Charles, or the provision of any document used in any competitive procurement. The City of Lake Charles reserves the right to modify the guide without prior notice and without issuance of such modification to all holders of the guide.


The Purchasing Division maintains active lists of vendors for the purpose of requesting quotations and proposals for various categories of goods and services as the needs are identified.

You may contact the Purchasing Division at (337) 491-1263 or via email at to obtain a copy of the "How to do Business with the City of Lake Charles" booklet and/or the Bidder's Mailing List Application Form or click on the hyperlink for the document.

The Bidder's Application Form can be returned to the Purchasing Division as follows:

Fax: (337) 491-1405

Mail: City of Lake Charles - Purchasing Division

P.O. Box 900
Lake Charles , LA 70602

The City of Lake Charles Transit Dispute and Protest Procedures may be viewed by clicking the hyperlink.

You are encouraged to visit our office and an appointment made in advance will enable productive utilization of time for both parties. Our business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. We urge you to contact us at (337) 491-1263 to make an appointment so that we allow sufficient time to meet with you. You should bring catalogs, brochures, descriptive material and price lists to familiarize the buyers with your goods and services.



The Bureau of Fire Prevention is that part of the Lake Charles Fire Department which provides fire prevention services to the community through fire plan reviews, fire suppression tests, and fire and life safety inspections, fire investigations, public education and official records management.

The mission of the Lake Charles Bureau of Fire Prevention is to protect human life, property and the environment from fire. Our inspectors regularly inspect the premises of various occupancies within the Ward 3 metro area. We are also responsible for constantly updating and upgrading fire codes as needed. Inspectors perform code enforcement reviews, plan reviews and fire scene investigations to determine cause and nature of fires and participate in safety awareness programs.
The duties of the Bureau of Fire Prevention include the enforcement of all laws and ordinances covering the prevention of fires; the storage, shipping and use of explosives; the storage, shipping and dispensing, and use of flammable liquids; the storage. use or handling of hazardous materials, substances and devices; the installation and maintenance of automatic sprinklers, standpipes and fire alarm systems; and the adequacy of exits and emergency lighting in all occupancies.
Code Inspection Division
The Code Inspection Division provides the first line of defense in preventing fires, by ensuring the enforcement of fire codes. Inspectors with the Lake Charles Bureau of Fire Prevention are responsible for performing annual inspections to ensure compliance with the International Fire Safety Codes and NFPA-101 standards. These inspections ensure that all fire alarms and fire suppression systems are in working order. They inspect emergency lighting, emergency exits and fire doors.

ISO mandates annual inspections at nursing homes, hospitals day cares centers, high target areas (places of assembly), assisted living facilities and other mandated locations, all educational occupancies, public and private schools, and elementary through high school.

Current records indicate there are more than 5,000 occupancies within the City limits of Lake Charles and even more occupancies are located within Ward 3. New occupancies are found each week that require code enforcement inspections.

Fire Investigation Division

The Fire Investigation Division is responsible for investigating fires to determine origin and cause, whether the cause was accidental or incendiary. A quality investigation program provides a good deterrence to intentionally set fires/explosions within the jurisdiction. The identification and prosecution of arsonists is important in reducing loss of life and property through preventing intentionally set fires/explosions.

Public Education

Public Education is a major part of our fire prevention effort. We provide safety information and fire extinguisher training to schools, day cares, businesses and hospitals and civic and community organization using several different programs.

In our continuing effort to educated young people of the importance of fire safety and prevention, members of the Fire Prevention Bureau participated in numerous workshops and went to 34 area schools during Fire Prevention Week, nearly 6,000 students. We have continued our fire safety awareness program with juveniles through the Juvenile Fire Setter Program.

Juvenile Fire Setter Program

The Juvenile Fire Setter program is designed to educate and teach juveniles the danger of playing with fire and the consequences of these actions. The Bureau works with at-risk juveniles to prevent juvenile-related fires and injuries and death.

Smoke Detector Program

The Smoke Detector program is another arm of our fight in fire prevention is our smoke detection program to provide smoke detectors to senior citizens and others who have a need for them. Statistics show that in 2003, 93% of Lake Charles residents who experienced a fire did not have a working smoke detector in their home. Through proper education, both fires and injuries can be prevented.

The goal of the Lake Charles Bureau of Fire Prevention is to provide adequate education, inspection and investigation programs to make Lake Charles a safer place in which to live and work. The roles and responsibilities of the Bureau of Fire Prevention are established in Ordinance 13575 adopting the 2003 International Codes which were adopted in 2006. Prior to this, the City had been under a Standard Fire Prevention Code. Many changes have taken place since the adoption of these codes.

The City of Lake Charles is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and complies with all federal and state employment laws and city ordinances. The City of Lake Charles offers a wide scope of benefits for its regular employees. Benefits are available to employees on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Paid Leaves

Regular employees earn annual leave based on a rate that varies from .0385 to .0770 per hour worked. Sick leave is accrued at a rate that can vary from .0462 to .0692 for each hour worked. These rates vary depending on years of continuous service. Employees receive 11 paid holidays per year.


Employees participate in the Municipal Retirement System of Louisiana. Employees contribute 5 percent of their gross salary and the city contributes 6.75 percent. A tax-deferred supplemental retirement plan is also available through Nationwide and Valic for employees to join on a voluntary basis. Police Department and Fire Department employees participate in their own retirement systems. Contributions vary from year to year. Secretaries in respective departments are available to answer any questions you might have. 

Credit Union

The City of Lake Charles has a credit union that is available for all city employees. Employees may use payroll deduction for deposits.

Health Benefits

An excellent medical plan is available free to city employees. Dependents may be added for a cost to the employee. Term Life insurance is included with the medical policy. Cancer, Vision, Universal Life, Short Term Disability, Dental and Accident insurances are available to employees on a voluntary basis. Enrollment is at time of employment or in November of each year.

Take a quick look at a view of each hole here at Mallard Cove by click here for a "Hole by Hole" view. When you have finished perusing this website, it will be hard to resist calling for a tee time to play Mallard Cove. Call the Pro Shop @ 337-491-1204 for reservations. 
Each hole provides a description and tip from the PGA Golf Professional. We thank you for your interest and hope to hear from you soon. 
If you wish to post a golf course review directly to this website, send it to:
Golfer Review from

Mallard Cove - Lake Charles, LA

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Played this past Monday with an ex-coworker. Course in outstanding shape except for 2 things. A few greens had some bad spots, the rest of them were immaculate and putted true. Second, almost all the traps had standing water due to all the local rain lately. Best muni course I've played in 45 years of playing the game. Clubhouse staff, snack bar, and rangers all very polite and helpful. The pics in the hole by hole do not do this course any kind of justice at all!! Had a great time and hope to come back soon.



Handicap: -- | Average: 88 | Rating:  5 Stars 


Monday, December 28, 2009
Good, fast Tifeagle greens. Great practice facilities, the grass all over the course is good. Some good hole designs, some not so good, but it can't get any better for a public course.
Handicap: 11.4 | Average: 89 | Rating:
Thursday, April 23, 2009
GPS in carts was GREAT!!! Can't wait until new clubhouse is finished. Excellent value!
Handicap: 23.3 | Average: 89 | Rating:
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Nice course for a round with friends. Not as uptight as other courses, more relaxing. Not a lot of marshalls rushing you through a fun round with friends.
Handicap: -- | Average: 89 | Rating:
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
nice course best value in lake charles that i've seen so far.
Handicap: -- | Average: 89 | Rating:
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Extremely fair course. One of the best public venues in Louisiana without a doubt. Greens do get very nice just before the Lake Charles City Championship in summer. Clubhouse was damaged during Hurricane Rita and has yet to be reopened.
Handicap: -- | Average: 89 | Rating:
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
What can i say its my home course. Great layout, front 9 = wide open, back 9 = tight. fun course.
Handicap: 7.6 | Average: 89 | Rating:
Friday, June 22, 2007
Mallard Cove - Lake Charles, LA

Greens in the summertime are the finest you will find along the Gulf Coast. Tif Eagle grass putts very smooth and they can be cut to play fast, but will still hold iron shots very well. Fairways are always in excellent condition with an intermediate cut of rough. Greenside rough is thick buy playable in most cases.

At $25 with a cart, this is one of the best values you will find.
Handicap: -- | Average: 89 | Rating:



Editorial written on by Steve Habel - 

derekfrye1 ( Sulphur, LA / 1 Reviews )

Overall: The course, overall, is a good course. The green fee is relatively inexpensive. Also, the course is well maintained. 

Value: Excellent

Greens: Fast and true

Fairways: Great

Date Played: October 25, 2012   4 Stars



Course was very well maintained, fun to play.

PostedNovember 17, 2012

November 17, 2012


FromMiddleville, MI 49333, USA


Skill Level: Intermediate

How often do you play? Few times a week

Date of Play:11/15/2012

Great fairways, rough not extreme, greens were fast but true. Afternoon Green Fee was very reasonable, pace of play was unbelievably good for 14 holes at least, last 4 still reasonable. Excellent cart paths.

Yes, I recommend this course.





Bike and Pediestrian Plans
Vision of the Plan
"To promote the City of Lake Charles as a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly environment by providing a variety of convenient, safe and attractive transportation choices."


Master Plan Adopted by City Council June 6, 2012: 


Recommendations for proposed routes



The Patrol Division of the Lake Charles Police Department is the oldest, largest and most visible unit of the department. The basic mission of the Patrol Division is to protect the lives and property of citizens while maintaining a sense of well being within the community. The Patrol Division Officers are assigned to a specific area, known as a "beat," and are responsible for attending to citizen needs, hazards, suspicious activity, traffic violations and signs of criminal activity in that area.

Patrol officers are the first to respond to calls for help by citizens; therefore these officers must be trained in all fields of law enforcement, including basic knowledge in other specialized fields such as identification, investigation, and communications. The men and women of patrol are trained to respond quickly, assessing and managing all levels of police related incidents, and are skilled in problem solving techniques to address any neighborhood or business concern.

The Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Lake Charles enforces ordinances through the Public Works Departments by concerns from citizens as well as city and parish departments.

Some concerns are low hanging limbs over the street, neutral grounds, sidewalks and right-of-ways. Low hanging limbs from trees on private property or neutral grounds abutting private property are the responsibility of the property owner to maintain.


Other areas of concerns are blind corners or obstructions. Blind corners and obstructions can be from hedges, bushes and/or portable signs.


Garbage can concerns are received and investigated to ensure residents remove their cans from the curb on the same day of collection.


Storm Water ordinance is enforced through the Public Works Department and concerns  include the blowing or discharging grass and leaves into the street.


Illegal signs placed on neutral grounds, right-of-ways and utility poles are enforced through the Public Works Department and a fine can be issued to the responsible parties if not removed after notification is received. Illegal signs can include businesses, garage sales, lost and found animals, or any advertisement signs posted on utility poles, between sidewalks and streets, or on any public property.


The City of Lake Charles Public Information Office is dedicated to serving all members of the Lake Charles community including residents, visitors, merchants and media representatives. Our mission is to ensure a consistent flow of information to and from city government regarding its policies, as well as increase awareness of City programs, services and recreational opportunities.

All public inquiries are promptly answered or directed to the appropriate City department. We appreciate your questions, comments, and any other feedback that will help us serve you better.  

Katie Harrington, Public Information Officer
The Public Information Officer is the primary point of contact for local and national media to receive up-to-date news related to the City of Lake Charles, City Council and Mayor Nic Hunter. If you have comments or questions about our purpose, mission, policies, or day-to-day activities, please email or call (337) 491-9176.
Katie Harrington, Website and Digital Media
Please direct all website and digital media inquiries to

To download a Written Request for Public Records form, click here.

Title IV Information

The City of Lake Charles fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes, executive orders, and regulations in all programs and activities.  The City operates without regard to race, color, national origin, income, gender, age, and disability.  Any person who believes him/herself or any specific class of persons, to be subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI may by him/herself or by representative file a written complaint with the City of Lake Charles.  The City's Title VI Coordinator may be reached by phone at (337) 491-1440, the Mayor's Action Line at (337) 491-1346, contact the appropriate Department Head, or download the Title VI Complaint Form.

Click here for more Title IV information.


Councilman John Ieyoub
Councilman John Ieyoub
Family, Community, Progress

John is a native of Lake Charles, the son of Kalil Ieyoub and Julie Ann Miller. He graduated from St. Louis Catholic High School and McNeese State University. While at McNeese he served 2 terms as Student Body President, was President of Blue Key National Honor Society, voted "Who's Who" among American college students, and is a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Following McNeese he earned a master's degree in audiology from LSU.

John and his wife Heather Chovanec Ieyoub have 3 children, Hunter, Gambrelle, and Anderson. They are members of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where he is an usher and musician. He is also a member of the Lake Charles Chapter of Fusion 5, the Chamber Southwest, the Medical Group Management Association, and the NRA. He was appointed by Mayor Roach to serve on the campaign committee formed to promote the Downtown Development Bond. He has been active with the Children's Miracle Network, ACTS theatre, Autism Society, The United Way, and he and Heather co-chaired the American Cancer Society Show for Life.

He is Vice President of Mobile Imaging, Inc. and The Arthritis Center of Southwest Louisiana. Also, he is CEO of Ieyoub Management and Consulting Corporation.

As Lake Charles City Councilman, District D, his top priorities will include Downtown development, job growth with a focus on helping small business, flooding issues, and child safety. He will draw from his experience as a husband, father of three, and a small business owner to make informed, compassionate decisions. John will work to accomplish his goals by putting our city's families first, assuring the betterment and safety of our community, and by giving our city the tools it needs to continue to prosper.


Mardi Gras Gumbo Cook-off

Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to this room since practically any type of event can be held in the Exhibition Hall. Located on the first floor of the Lake Charles Civic Center, the Exhibition Hall features direct access to a loading/unloading zone. There is over 17,981 square feet of open floor space in this room with a flexible capacity of up to 1,400 people, depending on the room's set-up. 

Several rental options are possible with this room. It can be rented as a full hall, with a theatre-style seating capacity of up to 1,400 people, or half of the hall can be rented for a theatre-style seating capacity of up to 700 people. 

There are two major exits leading from the front and rear of the building, with an access corridor leading directly into the James E. Sudduth Coliseum.

Access to commercial grade kitchen facilities is also available. 

Contact us today to learn more about renting the Exhibition Hall or any of our other great facilities.

Click the image below to view a slideshow of Exhibition Hall images.TradeshowClick here to return to the Venues page. 

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the City of Lake Charles is prepared annually by the City's Finance Department in conformity with generally accepted auditing standards.

Since 1984 the City has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and since 2011 the City has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a government must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized comprehensive annual financial report. Such reports must satisfy both GAAP and applicable legal requirements.

              Adopted Operating and Capital Budget 2019-2020

              The proposed budget was adopted as proposed with no changes on Wednesday, September 4,                2019.

              The 2018-2019 Operating & Capital Budget was adopted as proposed at the September 5,                    2018 City Council meeting by Ordinance No. 18230.
              The proposed budget was adopted as proposed with no changes in a special meeting on    
              Tuesday, September 12, 2017, by the Lake Charles City Council.
                Adopted Operating and Capital Budget 2016-2017
                Adopted Operating and Capital Budget 2015-2016
                The proposed budget was adopted as proposed with no changes on Wednesday, September                   2, 2015, by the Lake Charles City Council.
             Operating and Capital Budget 2014-2015
            (The Uniform Guidance Supplementary Reports for period ending September 30, 2018 follow                at end of CAFR)
             (The Uniform Guidance Supplementary Reports, formerly the OMB A-133 Circular, follow                 the CAFR)
                 (OMB Circular A-133 can be found at the end of the CAFR)
                 (OMB Circular A-133 can be found at the end of the CAFR)
                 (OMB Circular A-133 can be found at the end of the CAFR)
                (OMB Circular A-133 can be found at the end of the CAFR)
                (OMB Circular A-133 can be found at the end of the CAFR) 
                (OMB Circular A-133 can be found at the end of the CAFR)
                 OMB Circular A-133 Supplementary Reports
                 A-133 2009 rev
2019 Rates
Note: Rates posted on this website are subject to change. Please call the golf course to confirm rates and fees. 
GREEN FEES                                                                                           Current Prices
Weekday Green Fees                                            $20.00
*Weekend Green Fees                                               $25.75
**Senior Green Fee Weekday (Mon-Thur only)                
Senior Green Fee Weekend and Holiday
Student Green Fee $12.20
10-Round Punch Card $183.25
Punch Card Weekend/Holiday Surcharge $4.55
Cart Rental 18 holes 1/2                                            $13.50
Cart Rental 9 holes 1/2                                               $10.20
Cart Rental Single Rider $17.00
**Cart Rental Seniors weekday 18 - 1/2                       $11.30
**Cart Rental Seniors weekday 9 - 1/2                         $9.30
Range Balls - small bucket                                        $3.85
Range Balls - large bucket                                        $5.35

* Weekends include Friday, Saturday and Sunday
** These rates offered Monday thru Thursday (excluding holidays)

Children ages 6-13 play free on Sundays after 2pm & Thursdays after 4pm. 
Must be accompanied by an adult who pays an $12.20 green fee.  Regular cart rental rates apply.
Golf Lesson Rates: Golf Lessons not available at this time
Annual Passes
Annual golf passes are available for purchase at the Pro Shop.  Rates are as follows (download an application here):
Single Over 60
Family Over 60
  • Monday to Friday - Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays - Tee times begin at 7:00 a.m.
Permitting Procedures
Present all required documents as listed at time of review with required review fee. This initiates the 10-20 day review process.
  • Planning and Codes divisions will review pertinent commercial building and zoning codes.
  • Office of Zoning and Land Use will determine that the property has been properly platted and addressed.
  • If the property is determined to be located within a Flood Hazard area, an elevation certificate may be required.
  • Upon approval, applicant's permit may now be issued and the construction may then proceed.
Required Documents
One complete digital set of plans drawn to scale (1/8", 1/4", etc.) must be submitted to the Permit Center for review and approval prior to the issuance of a building permit for all commercial and multi-family projects. All plans shall give the name, address and phone number of the person responsible for the design. These plans must include:
Vicinity Plan - Normally taken from the abstract. Shows the adjacent and surrounding lots and streets within that block. (Needed in order to assign addresses, check buffer requirements, setback requirements, etc.)
Legal Description of Property - Normally taken from the abstract. Required of all new construction.
Site Plan - Shows the entire project on the proposed lot. Show all existing structures and proposed new structures and additions. Setback dimensions from structures to the property line and setbacks between all structures. Parking layout, driveways, curb cuts, etc.

Grading Plan – May be included on the site plan. Must contain the following: North Arrow, property/lot dimensions, ditches, water bodies, rain water flow across property, storm drains, culverts, catch basins, limitations of grading area and grass buffers if present, all erosion and sediment control structures (silt fences, hay bales, gravel entrances, etc.).

Floor & Structural Plans - Show each room and its use, all partitions, dimensions, doors, windows, etc. Size and direction of ceiling joist and roof rafters.
Foundation Plan - Placement of interior and exterior footings, footing design, shafts, reinforcing steel, etc. Details showing structural members, fireproofing, interior finish, etc. Total square feet and the type of construction of both existing and new construction.
Electrical Plans - Shall include riser diagrams, circuit schedules and the connected load. Electrical contractor shall obtain an electrical permit.
Plumbing Plans - Shall include riser diagrams and other details necessary to determine plumbing code compliance. Plumbing contractor shall obtain a plumbing permit.
Heating & Air Conditioning Plans - Shall include mechanical design. Mechanical contractor shall obtain a mechanical permit.
Occupancy use, floor loads, and other details may be required depending upon the use and type of construction.
Fire Sprinkler Plans
Traffic Division

The Traffic Division is responsible for traffic enforcement and collision investigation for the City of Lake Charles. The Traffic Division investigates all traffic fatalities, follows-up on hit & run accidents and enforces parking violations.
This division also conducts traffic studies and provides escort services for VIPs, parade events and funerals.

The Solid Waste Division of the Public Works Department provides garbage and trash collection and wood waste processing services for the City of Lake Charles. Garbage and non-burnable items collected from residences are taken to the Jeff Davis Landfill or the Waste Management Transfer Station. Burnable items are incinerated at the Wood Waste Processing Facility.

Solid Waste Division Responsibilities

  • Furnish once-a-week garbage container collection.
  • Provide container maintenance and repair on all city-supplied-and-owned containers with 24 hours of reported request.
  • Provide collection of trash and yard waste from residences a minimum of four times monthly.
  • Provide a citywide collection of white goods from residences when required.
  • Operate a wood waste processing facility for the general public.
  • Enforce the provisions of Chapter Nine of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Lake Charles.