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There are many places along the Tammany Trace that you can rent for your special event. From the Pavillion and picnic tables at Koop Drive to the Abita pavillion, there are many places to suit your needs. For more information please call 985.898.3011.

Covington Trailhead

A variety of features makes the Covington trailhead an ideal venue for races, weddings and events. It is equipped with a covered waiting platform, bandstand, exhibit hall and small movie theatre. For more information on rentals in Covington visit their site here


Abita Trailhead

The Abita Springs Trailhead offers a unique tourism plaza and park, as well as a museum that are available for profit and nonprofit events. There is also a playground and local restaurants nearby. Visit townofabitasprings.com for specific rental information.

Koop Drive Trailhead / Kids Konnection / Children's Museum of St. Tammany

Home of a boundless playgrounds, the Koop drive location is a great place to have picnics, parties and events. For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 985-246-4714.

Additional information about the Children's Museum of St. Tammany can be found at cmstkids.org.


Mandeville Trailhead

The Mandeville trailhead is not officially available to rent, but offers activities at no charge. Along with weekly Friday night concerts and a community market every Saturday morning, there is also a splash fountain, pavilion and amphitheater.


Camp Salmen

The amphitheater at Camp Salmen is an ideal venue for small ceremonies —weddings, scouts, and awards. Set on the banks of Bayou Liberty, this intimate venue can hold up to 125 people and is a serene and picturesque location for various types of events for groups in smaller numbers. The amphitheater is also ADA compliant. Call 985-288-5901 to book your rental today.



Studies comparing exercise to physical and mental health consistently find that regular exercise has been proven to increase a person’s overall health and results in a longer life. Beneficial exercise does not need to involve a long, painful and boring workout. Even low- to moderate intensity walking can have both short- and long-term benefits.


The benefits of biking are endless. A 30+ minute round trip bicycle ride is associated with better mental health. Men and women who walk or bike frequently also have a lower risk of breast cancer. An aerobic exercise like bicycling can also have an antidepressant effect and boost energy. It also helps boost blood flow and oxygen to the brain, makes immune cells more active, tones muscles all over the body, and can help you live longer. Save your joints and hop on a bike to take advantage of a nice day in St. Tammany.

Don't have a bike of your own? There are a few places along the Trace to rent some:


Hiking is an excellent way to improve health and stay strong. Hiking can also decrease cholesterol levels, a common cause of heart disease. Improved moods, stamina, and cardiovascular health are some of the benefits of regular walking and hiking. It has also been known to help those who are pondering complex ideas and working through difficult problems. Minimal equipment is needed and it is a great way to get the family together. It is also a good opportunity to educate others on the unique plants and animals we have in St. Tammany. Take a hike on the Tammany Trace to expand your horizons and experience some peace and quiet in the outdoors.


One of the biggest psychological benefits of horse riding is increased self-confidence. Horses seem to naturally relieve stress for most people. For this reason, horse riding is a great activity to take part in if you’re looking to decrease stress levels. Horse riding can also increase your patience and focus. Just like with so many other animals, horses require a fair amount of patience. Horse riding develops skills that promote coordination such as timing, rhythm, balance, and core strength. The Tammany Trace is a good place to get practice muscle and body control while horse riding.

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Contact us by mail:

St. Tammany Parish Government
21490 Koop Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471

Lost & Found

Call the Tammany Trace office at   985-867-9490, or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to locate at item you may have lost there. If the item was turned in, Tammany Trace staff will attempt to help you reclaim it.

If you do contact us by email, please include your address and phone number so that we can contact you if we have more questions.

Media Inquiries

Members of the media, please contact the Public Information Office at 985-898-5243 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Employment information

To apply for employment at the Tammany Trace visit www.stpgov.org.

There are currently no open positions.  

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Kids Konnection Rental Information

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Kids Konnection Playground Rules

The parents of special needs children, who raised the money to design and build this playground so that children of all abilities can play together, ask that you respect others and follow these rules so that this playground can remain safe and attractive.

  1. Children must be supervised at all times and should be restricted to age appropriate equipment - PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK
  2. Children must be supervised at all times in the rest rooms.
  3. Please wear shoes at all times.
  4. Keep gates closed at all times for children's safety.
  5. Playground is CLOSED every MONDAY morning until 11:00 am for maintenance.
  6. Please keep sand in the designated sand area.
  7. Food and drinks under pavilion only.
  8. One table per family is available under the pavilion or in the picnic area across from the playground.

The Following are Strictly Prohibited at the Kids Konnection Playground:

  • Bringing or walking pets
  • Skates, skateboards, heelies, high heels, roller blades, balls, scooters, Frisbees, and water guns
  • Chewing gum, smoking, using alcohol and drugs, and bringing or using weapons
  • Cooking, grilling or using electric outlets
  • Placing chairs on the tile surface
  • Blocking walkways with strollers, chairs, ice chests, wagons, etc.
  • Setting up outside tables
  • Soliciting and distributing literature
  • Defacing, damaging or destroying property

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About us

Originally a corridor for the Illinois Central Railroad, the Tammany Trace is now a hike and bike trail that spans from downtown Covington, through Abita Springs, Mandeville and Lacombe and ends in Slidell. A separate equestrian path parallels the Trace in several places. St. Tammany Parish government purchased the abandoned Illinois Central Railroad corridor on December 20, 1992. With the help of grants and federal dollars, St. Tammany Parish government has asphalted 31 miles, remodeled railroad trestles into pedestrian bridges, and maintained the Trace.

   21490 Koop Drive Mandeville, LA   985-867-9490  crt@stpgov.org

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