Bicentennial Park

1711 Main Street

Haynesville, LA 71038


Phone: 318.624.0911

Fax: 318.624.1308




Recreational Facilities

An informational brochure is available at city hall, 1711 Main Street, M-F, 8-4.


General description of Haynesville:

          A small town with a big heart.

          Population – approximately 2400 within 4.91 Square miles.

          Most businesses located on or near Main Street.


Brief history – Haynesville was established under the name Haynesville in 1843; oil, cotton, and timber figured in its growth; moved from Old Town site to present location for closer proximity to the railroad; recent years have seen many high school football championships; hometown of such “notables” as Geoffrey Beene (fashion), Wayne Sanders (music), Demetric Evans (football), just to name a few.

A revitalization of downtown Haynesville is in progress.

Directions to Town of Haynesville City Hall:
From Shreveport on I-20
1. Take Exit #49 at the Minden/Dubberly Road exit.
2. Take left on LA Hwy 531 to Hwy 79 (approximately 3 miles to red light intersection).
3. Turn right on Hwy 79 north to Homer, LA (approximately 20 miles).
4. Stay of Hwy 79 north around the square in Homer to Haynesville (Approximately 14 miles).
5. Turn left at the first Red Light (downtown Haynesville) - Main Street.
6. City Hall is located at the corner of the 3rd block on right; the intersection of Main Street and LA Hwy 534, across from Piggly Wiggly.

From Monroe/Ruston on I-20
1. Take Exit 67 (LA Hwy 9) at Homer/Arcadia exit on right.
2. Continue on LA north to the intersection of Hwy 79 south of Homer, (Approximately 17 miles), take right on 79 at the caution light.
3. Follow instructions for #4-6 above.  


Parks and Recreation

Ronnie Fields, Director

  • Haynesville City Park located on Stadium Drive includes the city pond, swimming pool, basketball court, two baseball/softball fields, a T-Ball field, three tennis courts, riding arena, and playground equipment.
  • The Haynesville Golf Course is located on Price Drive, off Hwy 79 or Hwy Alt 2.
  • Woodson Park located on McDonald Street includes a swimming pool, basketball court, two tennis courts and playground equipment.  Also located on Betters Way is the Senior Citizen Park.
  • Woodson Field is located off Hwy 79 South and includes two baseball/softball fields.
  • Bicentennial Park is located at the corner of Hwy 79 and Bailey Avenue.


  • Claiborne Parish Fairgrounds, located on Fairgrounds Drive, is where the annual Claiborne Parish Fair takes place in mid-October.  During mid-September, the annual Butterfly Festival takes place at the Fair Complex.  The grounds provide 32 RV hookups for overnight stays or longer at very reasonable rates:  $15.00 per day, $90.00 per week, and $250.00 per month




The Claiborne Parish fairground facilities, located in Haynesville, provide 32 RV hook-ups for overnight stays or longer $15.00 per day, $90.00 per week, and $250.00 per month.  The Fair Building offers a large auditorium with 8,000 square feet of space, perfect for banquets, meetings and reunions (south end).  A smaller, adjacent meeting room is 3,000 square feet (north end). Both rooms are fully air-conditioned.


A covered 14,400 square feet livestock pavilion features a three-sided balcony overhead.  Also available are the historic Gordon School House, and original 'dog trot' home, and a restored caboose.


A public golf course on Price Dr. off Hwy 79 S.  There are also two swimming pools, baseball fields, tennis courts, library, and parks.


Things to See


Bicentennial Park – Hwy 79 South.


Main Street Park – a charming area on the corner of Main and Hwy 79, features a porch, rocking chairs and flower garden.


Murals by a local artist on several buildings in the downtown area, when a building is empty it’s likely to have its face painted!


The old schoolhouse and caboose – located off West Main Street.


Historic Post Office, built in 1936, be sure to read cornerstone.


Old houses and downtown buildings dating to 1920’s and earlier.


Things to Do


Butterfly Festival – The annual festival is held on a Saturday in mid-September.  There is a parade and an entire day of displays, lectures, art, and contest related to butterflies and other creatures of nature.

Claiborne Parish Fair – A typical old-fashioned fair, it is held at the Fair Complex and grounds in mid-October every year.


Golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools, and fishpond, all readily available for public use.


Nearby boating, fishing, hunting, and camping:

Lake Claiborne and Lake Claiborne State Park (cabins available)

Beautiful Bayou Dorcheat

Caney Lake


Trail ride at White Acres Farm – Saturday before Mother’s Day


Nearby Things to Do

Claiborne Jubilee (Homer), Purple Hull Pea Festival (Emerson, AR), and Fourth of July Fireworks on Lake Claiborne.


Where to Eat


Haynesville has a variety of eateries and coffee shops; all are located on Hwy 79 north and south.


Where to Stay



Smith’s Bed and Breakfast, 9890 Hwy 79 S, 624-3028

Starlite Inn, 10744 Hwy 79 N, 624-0072