Girard Park

PARKS, ART, RECREATION, & CULTURE

500 Girard Park
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8374

DIRECTOR: Timothy Sensley

Director

PARKS, ARTS, RECREATION, & CULTURE

Timothy Sensley, Director of Parks, Arts, Recreation, & Culture

Tim Sensley was appointed as Director of Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture in February 2024, overseeing all aspects of Lafayette Consolidated Government’s parks, athletics, centers and activities, golf courses, therapeutic recreation, arts and culture, campgrounds, and summer programs. Originally from Clinton, Louisiana, he graduated from Clinton High School in 1991. After graduating high school, Tim went on to play football and run track at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While attending USL, Tim joined Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, majored in engineering, and was a standout athlete on the football and track and field teams. While in college, he won a total of nine conference titles, along with many other individual honors, ranging from all conference in football to conference champion in track and field. He graduated from USL in engineering and began working on his MBA. After college, Tim went on to have a brief stint in the NFL with the New York Giants in 1996 and the Carolina Panthers in 1997. Following the end of his football career, he worked in the engineering industry for five years before switching to education in 2001 after the birth of his oldest daughter. Tim taught math and science in the public school system for five years, where he later switched to private school education in 2006. In 2009, Tim obtained his master’s in education from Louisiana College. After getting his masters, Tim worked as an administrator from 2008 until moving to LCG in February of 2024. Tim also coached football at McNeese State University for two years. Tim has coached on the high school level for more than 10 years but since arriving here in Acadiana, he has served as Highland Baptist Christian School’s Principal, which restricted him from continuing to coach. Tim was the principal of Highland Baptist Christian School from 2016 until February 2024. He is a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend.