Welcome to the official website for the Town of Simmesport. If you have a question or comment, please feel free to contact us.
There will be a special meeting of the Simmesport Town Council on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12 noon. We would invite all who can attend to do so.
The Simmesport VFW will be holding its 5th Annual Open Car Show on August 31, 2019. The event will be held at the Yellow Bayou Memorial Park on Louisiana Highway 1. Registration will begin at 9 AM and go until 12 PM. Registration fee is $30 and no preregistration is required. Electricity will be available. Admission is free to the general public. Please, no pets or alcohol is allowed. Southwind Band with Dannie Maddie will perform. There will be food,drinks, kid’s games, goody bags, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. If you have any questions please call Justin (318-359-6295) or Alexe (318-500-1871).
There will be a robotics camp at Bunkie High School from June 22 to 26. The aim of the camp is to teach kids all about robots and robotics as a hobby and possible career. The camp is being run by Dr. Donald Prier, II,(PhD), a National Champion Robotics Coach. Children in the Simmesport area who wish to attend the seminar should call Judy James at 318-587-1567. An application to the seminar can be found by clicking the link below.
As we observe Memorial Day, the Town of Simmesport would like to honor a hometown veteran whose life was cut short by war. This is the latest in a series to honor those men and women from Simmesport who served in our military.
The results of the audit for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 are now available for view on the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s website. You can also view the audit by clicking on the link below.
If you wish to use the ball field behind Riverside Elementary School, please download the application below.
At the May 29, 2019 special meeting, the Town Council
voted to raise the deposit to $100.
The Town of Simmesport passed a curfew ordinance for minors at a special meeting on April 22, 2019. Click HERE to see a copy of the ordinance.
On Saturday, May 25, 2019 a dedication ceremony was held for Leo Ehrhardt Central Park. The non-profit organization R.I.S.E. raised money to purchase a bronze plaque honoring Mr. Leo Erhardt after the Simmesport Town Council passed a resolution in 2017 naming the park after Mr. Leo. The ceremony took place at 10 AM and many of Mr. Leo’s family came from out of town to be part of the festivities, including his two children Mary and Leo “Lonny” Jr. Mr. Leo was Mayor of Simmesport for 40 years and dedicated much of his life to the Town. It is the hope of RISE and the Town of Simmesport that the park will become a beautiful, safe place for children to play and enjoy.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Leo Ehrhardt Central Park. The Mayor, City Council and the non-profit organization R.I.S.E. held the ceremony. Click on the title above to read more.