Abita Springs, Louisiana
Welcome from the Mayor of Abita Springs
Quote is from TownOfAbitaSprings.com
"...The town still appeals to those who seek a quieter life, fresh water, and the beauty of the Longleaf pine trees. A large number of artists, sculptors, jewelers, painters, writers, poets, and philosophers have chosen the old houses of Abita Springs as their homes. The unique character of the town is its historic ambiance, small town values, and an incredible amount of local talent.
A mayor and town council of aldermen govern the town. Council meetings are often well attended as local citizens participate actively in decision making. Vibrant and committed community organizations work together for the benefit of Abita Springs. They include the Abita Springs Women’s Society, the Abita Springs Civic Association, the Trailhead Museum’s Board of Directors, the Men’s Club, the Senior Citizens Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Volunteer Firemen, the Abita Recreation Committee, the Historic Commission, the Planning and Zoning Committee, parent/teacher organizations, and several garden clubs.
A few small restaurants and a bakery attract locals and friends. The Post Office has been a meeting spot for the “older generation” who always know the day’s happenings. John Preble’s Mystery House stands as ‘keeper of the flame’ for the town’s reputation as a funky, and proudly weird arts community.
The pavilion sits near the entrance to Abita Springs Park. Designed for the 1884 Cotton Centennial Exposition, and later disassembled and brought to Abita Springs, it has been restored and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Once used by the summer tourists who drank from the springs beneath the pavilion, it is now used for numerous community activities. The Abita Springs Water Festival brings the town’s many organizations, two schools, and residents together for a celebration every October."