When it comes to the kids, we all want the best and safest playgrounds for them. A lot of us actually forget that Southwest Louisiana has great playgrounds to best suit you children. As always, we did the homework to share with you our listeners. Maybe you just moved here? This should help! This is our top five list.

1. Prien Lake Park

Newly expanded and redesigned 29-acre park on Prien Lake featuring walking paths with measurement markings, canoe and boat launches, kids playground and Spray Ground water park, numerous picnic areas, amphitheater, two pavilions and free Wi-Fi. For more info just Click Here.

2. Sam Houston Jones State Park

Because the caretakers of this 1,087-acre park have worked to keep the land in its natural state, abundant wildlife inhabits the area. Tree-filled lagoons and a mixed pine and hardwood forest combine to create a unique natural environment. The bird watching is always excellent, but at certain times of year, nearly 200 species of birds can be seen at or within 30 miles of the site. The numerous waterways in this area make water sports a natural highlight at the park. Two boat launches are conveniently located on the West Fork of the Calcasieu River. The three hiking trails make strolling or serious hiking, pleasurable. Particularly interesting is the old stagecoach road, which hikers may travel to explore the park and the banks of the various tributaries to the Calcasieu River. Click here for more info.

3. Boardwalk Park

On any given day during the Spring-Summer you will see boats out on the lakefront in Lake Charles, Louisiana. As the boat traffic increases the need for dock space increases. Theres a children's playground, many park benches throughout, and great space for walking and jogging while the kids play!  Click here for more info.

4. Drew Park

This is some of the things you will find on grounds at Drew Park! Play gyms, swings, a walking trail, picnic tables, and oak trees. A recreational community center with activities, pool tables, table and video games, a TV, snack machines, seasonal painting classes, and tennis. Great view of the lake. Summer day camp. Click here for more info.

5. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park is a local favorite for all kids in the Lake Charles area! Also open year around for your camping pleasure. Yogi Bear also features a Water Slide & Aquatic Spray Ground. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park/Camp-Resort's are dedicated to providing each guest with a quality camping experience, in a clean and entertaining environment. For more info just visit their site. Click Here.

As always, there are many areas with great playgrounds all of Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana! These are just some of the most popular areas around Lake Charles. This was our top five. Feel free to add your favorites below!