Drew Park in Lake Charles LA is named after Harrison Drew .
Harrison Drew was a lumber merchant who came to Lake Charles from Galveston, Texas in 1878. In 1892 Drew sold his lumber industries and went into the rice business, purchasing about 14,000 acres of what was termed waste land. He had a canal constructed through it and by 1905 he was considered on of the largest individual rice growers in the United States with more than 8,000 of the acreage yielding rice.
Prior to his death in 1916, Harrison Drew presented to the city, the land adjoining Fourth Ward School to be used for a public park.
Drew Park 1909
Drew Park in Lake Charles, LA is located with an entrance on S Ryan Street and another entrance on Shell Beach Drive.
Drew Park is maintained by the City of Lake Charles Department of Recreation & Parks.
The City of Lake Charles Recreation and Parks Department also schedules the community center that can be used for birthday parties and other events.
With the close proximity to St. Patrick Hospital just across the street, St Patrick Hospital visitors and employees can take a break and enjoy lunch or read under a shady tree in Drew Park.
For those who are fitness minded, Drew Park also offers a walking, or jogging path. Several runners along Shell Beach Drive can detour through the Shell Beach entrance to Drew Park!
Drew Park in Lake Charles, LA has been a Lake Charles favorite spot for picnics and providing entertainment to children with it’s a shady play area.
Looking for other Lake Charles, LA parks to visit? Check out Prien Lake Park and Sam Houston Jones State Park. Be sure to visit my Things to Do in Lake Charles Page for other things to do in Southwest Louisiana!
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