Whether you enjoy exploring antebellum homes, shopping for antiques, dining on spicy cuisine, camping, boating, fishing or bird watching, you're sure to enjoy visiting or living in Iberia Parish or any of it's unique communities.
Louisiana is known as "The Sportsman's Paradise". Fishing, hunting and boating activities can be found in abundance. Hunting opportunities for ducks, deer, rabbit, dove and quail are plentiful this area. Much of the nearby Atchafalaya Basin is open to the public for hunting. The coastal marshes offer excellent duck and goose hunting possibilities. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is nearby and features an ideal place for family outings, fishing and camping. Check out www.iberiatravel.com for more information.
Iberia's a great place to raise the kids too.........Fifteen playgrounds and parks are maintained by the City of New Iberia. The largest park, New Iberia City Park, has a community center with a gymnasium, dressing rooms, game rooms, meeting rooms and kitchen facilities. The Community Center is the headquarters for the many programs run by the City of New Iberia's Recreation Department. Check it out at www.cityofnewiberia.com
Youth programs include basketball, softball, tennis, archery, baseball, swimming, crafts and special programs. A summer camp program offers day-long activities to young children who are supervised by qualified and responsible counselors. Adult programs include tennis, volleyball, basketball, flag football, soccer and exercise classes. League softball is very popular in Iberia Parish, and the Recreation Department organizes softball leagues that participate in the Amateur Softball Association, United States Slowpitch Softball Association and Industrial League competition programs. In addition, there are numerous playgrounds, picnic areas, tennis courts, swimming pools and recreation centers located throughout the Parish.
The City of Jeanerette area features 3 parks with recreational facilities at Burleigh Park One and developing plans for the new Eagle Point State Park. Jeanerette also features "Le Beau Petit Musee" a museum which showcases a bit of the rich history of the Jeanerette area.
Several fine golf courses cater to the local golfing enthusiasts. Sugar Oaks Golf Club, Spanish Trail Golf Club, and Squirrel Run Golf and Country Club provide the area's numerous amateur golfers with a variety of courses upon which to hone their skills in preparation for numerous annual tournaments. The Iberia Parish Recreation Department also features a complete public golf driving range facility.
Facilities and organized groups are also available to those interested in karate, roller-skating, bowling, horseback riding, flying model airplanes and even ballooning. Iberia Parish has a thriving art community that allows artists the opportunity to display their paintings or other works to an admiring public for fun or profit. The Community Concert Band performs several times each year to those who enjoy the Big Band sound. Community theatrical productions and musical concerts are presented several times a year by the talented artists and musicians that call Iberia Parish home.