LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) The Department of Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) is hosting a community meeting on Monday, February 21. Citizens will be able to share their comments on the future plans for three parks in Lafayette.
PARC Director Hollis Conway believes now is the perfect time to take a closer look at plans for Heyman, Beaverand Lil Woods Parks, with the planned I-49 corridor and ongoing Trappey development. The parks are nearby and the goal is to have better, connected and safer parks.
“Connectivity between the parks is important, and Heymann Park, in particular, is home to the busiest recreation center in our community and is a valuable asset to the neighborhood. It’s important for residents to share what they plan to improve this beautiful park on the Vermilion River, as well as the other parks,” said Conway.
PlanLafayette 2035 (a long-range plan or “guide” for the growth, development and redevelopment of Lafayette) recognizes the need for parks to become community meeting places with accessible play opportunities for children of all abilities. Increasing opportunities for educational and special events is also an important aspect of Lafayette’s parks plan.
The meeting will take place on Monday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Heymann Recreation Center, located at 1500 S. Orange St.