Set back in the woods on the shores of Armand Bayou, Bay Area Park sits in a beautiful setting. A few different playground structures provide a nice variety of activities, and several dozen picnic tables and barbecue pits, under the shade of towering oak trees, make the park a good place for free birthday parties or family gatherings.
Walkers can wander the trails among the woods, stroll out onto the pier for a great view of the lush bayou, take a rest in the shade of one of the gazebos, and dally through the botanical garden. A pond is home to many ducks and geese, who are not shy about wanting to be fed.
Tennis courts are available, and the canoe ramps are a good spot for shoving off into the bayou. Bay Area Park also hosts Little League baseball and softball on its many ballfields.