City of Zachary

Mayor’s Welcome

Mayor's Office

Welcome to Zachary, the Number One City for families in the greater Baton Rouge area! 

When combining the charm of small city living with the convenience of major metropolitan access, Zachary serves as an important employment, retail, healthcare and health conscience destination in the northern capital region.

With quality education its top priority, Zachary’s Community School District has been ranked first in the state for twelve consecutive years.  Additionally, easy access to a vast array of outdoor activities, including new and emerging walking and bike trails, golf and other sporting activities, as well as “state-of-the-art” park facilities, all serve to rival those of other larger communities.

While keeping its youth in mind, a popular attraction for residents and visitors is the City owned and operated Zachary Youth Park Complex. The Park encompasses thirty-three total acres and is located at 1650 Mt. Pleasant Road. It provides facilities for baseball, softball, a half-mile walking track, and family and picnic areas. Zachary’s is one of the very few complexes that have synthetic turf fields and provides year-round play for young area athletes, and for visiting teams from all over. An attractive and affordable added convenience is the recently completed national chain hotel, located adjacent to the Park.

Linked to the Zachary Youth Park is the Baton Rouge Recreation (BREC) and Park Commission’s Zachary Community Park. It features outdoor basketball, three fishing lakes, two dog parks, a skate park, two sand beach volleyball areas, hard-surface walking paths, picnic areas, and a modern community playground; all complete with a splash pad, swings, climbers, spinners and more. 

An assortment of locally owned stores and well-known national retailers, paired with a  wide range of restaurant choices, makes shopping and dining in Zachary a convenient and enjoyable experience. 

Zachary, one of the fastest growing small cities in Louisiana offers an affordable, comfortable and secure lifestyle. Friendly helpful neighbors, the low crime rate, and access to a first rate medical center help make an already great City even better.

Zachary is that “smart plus choice” that people love to call home!  


Mayor David Amrhein