Public input encouraged on new Millennium Park - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Public input encouraged on new Millennium Park

The following is a news release from the City of Lake Charles:

As on-site clearing and planning work continue toward a new Millennium Park rebuild in the coming months, the public is encouraged to visit the City's web site, www.cityoflakecharles.com and the homepage Hot Topics link Rebuilding Millennium Park to view the web page and make their interests known.  Citizens can pick their three favorite playground components, which include a variety of slides, climbing devices, tunnels and interactive games, and e-mail their favorites to millennium@cityoflc.us.  At this e-mail address, citizens can also send suggestions regarding the rebuilding of the park.  The public can also call the Mayor's Action Line at 337-491-1346 with suggestions.

The web page also has a link with instructions on how to volunteer.  E-mails will be sent out with additional details on volunteering as planning efforts continue.

Clearing of the park continues with completion scheduled for next week. This project will prepare the site for the building of the new park and the proposed improvements.  The City appreciates the support of the following companies with regard to the clean-up of the park: Areno Construction, LLC; Acme Brick; Tye-Co Dirt Contracting; Waste Management; Legends Development, and Southern Solid Waste.

Due to the extensive damage the park received and the difficulties that would be faced in attempting to restore it to its original state, Mayor Roach and the rebuild committee have recommended to the City Council that Millennium Park be rebuilt as a newly designed park.  A final design recommendation will be made to the City Council at the April 6 City Council Meeting.

The new Millennium Park will be designed for maximum safety, will include more interactive and enhanced play components and will be accessible for children of all play abilities.  The new park will be part of an expanded play area that will include a spray park, lighting, security cameras, fencing, walking track, shaded picnic areas and related improvements. 

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Community helps Merryville family rebuild after house fire

    Community helps Merryville family rebuild after house fire

    Saturday, August 19 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-08-20 03:03:28 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

     “I came out of the house, and I noticed Heath’s truck was parked sideways and I heard him screaming,”said Tommy Robberson.   “I just started beating and banging on the door, and I was about ready to give up and just kick it in and they woke up,” said Heath Singletary.   “We finally heard him knocking on the door, and he got us out just in time," said Darlton Calcote.  Now nearly two months later there's not muc...

    More >>

     “I came out of the house, and I noticed Heath’s truck was parked sideways and I heard him screaming,”said Tommy Robberson.   “I just started beating and banging on the door, and I was about ready to give up and just kick it in and they woke up,” said Heath Singletary.   “We finally heard him knocking on the door, and he got us out just in time," said Darlton Calcote.  Now nearly two months later there's not muc...

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances on the increase through this week; Temperatures back in check

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances on the increase through this week; Temperatures back in check

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:52:33 GMT
    Showers return Sunday afternoonShowers return Sunday afternoon

    Overnight, we will have mostly clear skies. Temperatures will slowly fall to the upper 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, close to 90 degrees throughout the night. Sunday, will have a few storms return with only a 30% chance of rain. These showers will be isolated in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower to mid 90s, so it will still be hot. Heat indices will be around 102-107. Any rain we get, will help us cool down. 

    More >>

    Overnight, we will have mostly clear skies. Temperatures will slowly fall to the upper 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, close to 90 degrees throughout the night. Sunday, will have a few storms return with only a 30% chance of rain. These showers will be isolated in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower to mid 90s, so it will still be hot. Heat indices will be around 102-107. Any rain we get, will help us cool down. 

    More >>
  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Southwest Louisiana timeline

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Southwest Louisiana timeline

    Saturday, August 19 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-08-19 23:24:00 GMT
    (Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)(Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)

    Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 1:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...

    More >>

    Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 1:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly