Sports Briefs

Published 2:15 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2019

State parks adjust pool schedules for end of summer

The Louisiana Office of State Parks is adjusting the swimming pool schedules for the end of summer to ensure that certified lifeguards are present during pool operating hours. All pools will close for the season after Labor Day.

State parks with water playgrounds, which includes Bogue Chitto in Franklinton, is open Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

State parks with designated beach swimming areas that includes Bogue Chitto, is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, but do not have lifeguard supervision.

Standard day-use admission is $3 per person and provides beach, pool, and water playground access.

For more information about Louisiana State Parks, visit, or follow Louisiana State Parks on Facebook and Twitter.


Franklinton cleanup event

A cleanup event will be held in Franklinton on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Old Doc’s Diamond/Demon Stadium. Come join the Franklinton Police Department, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and members of the Franklinton Demon Football Team as they participate in a community cleanup event.

Bring your tractor with bushhog, lawn mowers, cane knives, clippers, trash bags and gloves to help us make this property usable again. If you can’t physically participate, but would like to donate a piece of equipment, or provide food and/or drinks for the workers, then your generosity would be greatly appreciated. Through a partnership with the Washington Parish School Board, the Franklinton Dixie Youth Baseball League has obtained a lease agreement and will now be utilizing and maintaining the property. We need the community’s help to get started.


Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival 5K run/walk race

The 2019 Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival race will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, in Cassidy Park.

The competition begins at 8 a.m.

Early registration, which takes place before Sept. 1, is $20.

Signups are $25 starting on Sept. 1.

The deadline to receive a T-shirt is Sept. 7.

Raceday registration is from 7 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.

For more information, email Race Director Kristal Provost at