Barbara Corbett

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233 Pecan Park, Suite D
Alexandria, LA 71303


Coughlin Saunders Performing Arts Center

615-seat state-of-the-art theater.

Interesting Facts

The Arts Center is the location of concerts, plays, recitals, ballets, dramas, musicals, Rapides Symphony Orchestra performances and a wide variety of cultural events and performing arts.


Rapides Parish Coliseum

Rapides Parish Coliseum (RPC) hosts may types of events.

Interesting Facts

The Rapides Parish Coliseum boasts the ability to host as many as 10,000 people. Meeting space is available for lease. The Rapides Parish Coliseum has 4 meeting rooms (700+ sq. ft.) and 2 multi-purpose rooms (2100+ sq. ft.)


Kent Plantation House

Kent House is a classic example of French Colonial architecture.

Interesting Facts

Kent Plantation House is the oldest standing structure in Central Louisiana. Listed since 1971 in the National Register of Historic Places. The plantation house is a presentation of southern plantation life between 1795 and 1855. The main structure was erected in 1800.


Alexandria Zoological Park

The Alexandria Zoological Park is a 33-acre zoo.

Interesting Facts

First opened to the public in 1926, it is owned by the City of Alexandria and operated by the Division of Public Works. It is home to about 500 animals.

The zoo was started in 1926 in Bringhurst Park. In the 1960s the city created the committee that is now Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ), the support organization for the zoo.

The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and takes part in about 20 Species Survival Plans (SSP).


Louisiana College

Louisiana College is a private institution of higher education located in Pineville, La.

Interesting Facts

Louisiana College, known as “LC”, was founded on October 3, 1906, in Pineville. The college began in tents with four professors and nineteen students. Louisiana College serves approximately 1,300 students. The college operates on a semester system along with two shorter summer terms.

The school colors are orange and blue, and their athletics teams are known as the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats. Louisiana College is situated on an 81-acre campus. The school has twenty-five academic and residential buildings.


Louisiana State University of Alexandria.

LSUA is located in Alexandria, La.

Interesting Facts

The university is a unit of the LSU System and operates under the auspices of the Louisiana Board of Regents.  The institution is located on the grounds of the former Oakland Plantation some eight miles south of downtown Alexandria. The campus boasts many majestic oaks dating from the nineteenth century.


Rapides Parish Schools

The Rapides Parish School Board (RPSB) is a school district headquartered in Alexandria, Louisiana. It serves Rapides Parish.

Interesting Facts

27 Elementary Schools
11 Middle Schools
11 High Schools and K-12 Schools

Other Programs:

Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics and Virtual Learning is a face-to-face academic magnet program for students in grades 6-8 and a virtual learning program for students in grades 9-12.

The Rapides Positive Program for Students, better known as R.A.P.P.S.


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