The recreational and cultural facilities of Plaquemines Parish include numerous outdoor facilities: baseball and football fields, basketball and tennis courts, soccer fields, walking tracks, a running and field events track, swimming pool, auditoriums, golf courses and hundreds of boat slips in 4 marinas. The parish also operates libraries in Belle Chasse, Port Sulphur and Buras, in addition to a parishwide bookmobile system which operates on a weekly schedule.
The parish also has access to the vast cultural facilities of the metropolitan New Orleans area:
- Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
- New Orleans Opera
- New Orleans Ballet
- Southern Rep Theatre
- Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré
- New Orleans Saints
- NCAA college athletics from Tulane University, University of New Orleans, Louisiana State University and others.
Due to the parish’s distinct geographical characteristics, Plaquemines has a vast range of outdoor sports activities available to residents. The mild climate and extensive water and wildlife areas of the parish provide almost unlimited opportunities for all types of hunting, fishing, boating and other outdoor activities.