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Finding the perfect spot to sit down, focus, and check off tasks on a lengthy to-do list can be daunting. Ruston, LA has options for every individual to get out in the community and find the ideal study spot or workspace! Any of the locations below could suit your workload needs:
Garland Gregory Hideaway Park
Hideaway Park is located on the Louisiana Tech Campus in Ruston. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk and includes several covered pavilions throughout the park to provide picnic areas. Hideaway also has the perfect trees for setting up a hammock to study, nap, or just relax with friends.
R. L. Cook Park
This park has plenty of amenities to mix work and play all in one day. While R.L. Cook is a hot spot for walkers, it also has gazebos and covered pavilions for community members to set up their work and study away. Enjoy spending time in the cool air and once work is complete, take a walk along the 28-acre property.
Lincoln Parish Park
LPP serves as one of the most calming and relaxing spots to enjoy the outdoors so close to Ruston! The notable features of the park include allowing leashed pets, free Wi-Fi, and covered sitting areas. Grab your laptop, pick a picnic table (or bring a hammock), and enjoy the beautiful lake views Lincoln Parish Park can provide.
The Depot Coffee House
Located in Downtown Ruston, The Depot provides the community and students with a welcoming environment for small meetings and study sessions. For coffee fanatics, there are plenty of unique and budget-friendly options to satisfy any caffeine fix!
No. 9 Books and Records
Located directly in Ruston’s Downtown Historic District, No. 9 Books and Records offers a soothing atmosphere to study or work the day away! Comfy couches, Wi-Fi, and music on a record player provide the opportunity to get in the zone. While there, browse the large selection of books and records from a wide variety of genres and time periods.
This local bread bakery serves up fresh loaves of bread, toasts, sandwiches, coffee, breakfast items, and more homemade treats. Their artistic and cozy atmosphere makes for a perfect place to study or work remotely. Located right of the highway and Interstate 20, Common Goods is a short drive from work or campus, making it easy to pop in for a few hours of productivity. Common Goods is also a short drive from any Ruston hotel for visitors needing a change of scenery during the workday.
Railway is situated just blocks from Louisiana Tech’s campus in downtown, with an additional location off North Trenton Street. This coffee shop features house-roasted specialty coffee, traditional espresso-based beverages, pastries, and more coffeehouse favorites. Grab your caffeinated drink of preference for an afternoon pick-me-up and work with the barista-curated playlists playing softly in the background.
Ruston has no shortage of great spots to step out of the office or off-campus and work remotely! Try them out for your next study or work session and share your photos of the delightful eats or views with #RustonEats and #RustonLA! Did we miss a spot? Tell us in the comments below.Tags: College Life | Things to Do