City holds grand opening of Lakefront Promenade - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

City holds grand opening of Lakefront Promenade

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The City of Lake Charles held their Grand Opening of the new Lakefront Promenade Saturday evening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and other festivities on the lakefront.

The lakefront project includes a walking path along the water, the Louisiana Landing Fountain, and a new Bord du Lac Marina.

"It's not just about a walk along the seawall, it's about an experience," said Mayor Randy Roach of Lake Charles.

Mayor Roach says one great aspect of the promenade is the amount of space it provides the city for different events.

"What is really good about the project is the versatility," said Mayor Roach. "You can have a variety of activities going on at one time."

Lake area residents have picked out areas of the promenade they find most enjoyable.

"I just really like the walk and the bench areas they've put in," said Dwana Tucker, a resident of Lake Charles.

"It's family oriented and it's just beautiful out here to come and walk and it's good for all ages," said Betty Hebert, a resident of Lake Charles.

In addition to lake area residents, officials also feel it will bring in tourists from other regions of the country.

"It will help the city by putting the downtown area on the map as we become more recognized throughout the region for having this type of facility," said Mayor Roach.

The Lakefront Promenade is a $4.9 million Bond project and $4.1 million of the project was paid with Louisiana Recovery Authority Community Development Block Grant funding.

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