Over recent years, the Calcasieu Police Jury has made a major effort to fight the problem of underage drinking. That's why it has established an Alcohol-Free Mardi Gras Zone for Kids, Tweens and Teens. On the big day, February 21, it will be open from Noon - 5 p.m.
The Alcohol-Free and Tobacco-Free Mardi Gras Zone will be located in the empty parking lot between the Charleston Building and the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse on Ryan Street along the parade route.
Children can enjoy free activities, entertainment and food. The Zone is sponsored by Project KNOW, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living.
The City of Lake Charles has also designated Lock Park at 6th and Ryan Streets as an alcohol free, family friendly area.