Friends of the Park

promoting a better

Abita Springs


Abita Springs Friends of the Park is a non-profit 501 c3 citizen run organization founded in 2007. With the intent of identifying, funding and implementing green space improvements in Town of Abita Springs and providing healthful activities and cultural programs that collectively enrich the lives of the community.

The Abita Springs Trailhead Park sits alongside the picturesque 31-mile long Tammany Trace and next to the beautiful Abita River. It features a Great Lawn which is perfect for picnics or games. The Park is anchored by two of the most historic buildings in St. Tammany Parish, the 1884 Pavilion, and the old Long Branch Hotel's Bachelor's Quarters, which now houses the Trailhead Museum.

The Abita Beer Plaza offers a bandstand that features live music regularly.  The Park is the home to many regular festivals and events such as the annual Abita Water Festival and Busker Fest as well as the weekly Art and Farmers Market to name a few.

Park Location – 22049 Main Street Abita Springs, LA 70420
Park Hours – Open daily from dawn until dark.


Service Hours. Volunteer.

Interested in enjoying the beautiful weather and meeting new people? We have a number of upcoming events that we can use another pair of willing hands.

We would love for you to join us. If you like to get dirty or prefer to volunteer from your own kitchen, we can use your help! Park clean up days take place several times each year. We also request donations of baked goods for festivals and for the concessions at the Abita Spring Opry.


2019 Board Members


Tracy Kennan

Vice President

Stewart Eastman


Leigh Vaughan


Anne Hernandez

At Large

Kerry Alt

Christine Bohnet

Clayton Borne

Regan Contois

Darlene Creel

L.C. Stire

Andrew Vaughan