LAFAYETTE, La. –The Lafayette Consolidated Government has asked residents for input on the future of three parks in Lafayette.
Residents attended a follow-up community meeting to view potential design plans for Heymann, Beaver and Lil Woods parks.
A look at the plans revealed the possibility of connecting the three parks. The idea is to enhance the benefit of the districts.
After getting a preview of the layout, director of parks, arts, recreation and culture Hollis Conway hopes residents will give their input on the designs.
“These architects are really good at what they do, and they come with the idea that we want more feedback. So whatever the community is uncomfortable with, they want to see differently, they’re welcoming .”
Resident Bess Foret said that after attending the last meeting, she was happy to know that they were still asking for feedback. Foret thinks the idea of connecting the parks is wonderful.
“There are different things going on in these parks so maybe you come here to start doing that, but if you go to this other park you might see a little concert or whatever. I think the conductivity is extremely important,” said Foret. Other residents hope the park will include different cultures.
“We can do parts of the project. The park in three phases is already in development. We have an amphitheater that is already in development, bike paths and walking paths already there. The Evangeline Thruway already passes through there,” said said Conway.
The next step in the project is for the architectures to sit down with the city and come up with a pricing strategy. A timeline, if approved, would be approximately two and a half years.