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>>

  • Calcasieu Parish schools remain closed Thursday

    Calcasieu Parish schools remain closed Thursday

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-01-17 23:46:05 GMT
    CPSB logo (Source: CPSB)CPSB logo (Source: CPSB)
    Calcasieu Parish schools will remain closed tomorrow, Jan. 18 due to ice, water, and heat issues. All central office locations will open at 11 a.m.  KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Calcasieu Parish schools will remain closed tomorrow, Jan. 18 due to ice, water, and heat issues. All central office locations will open at 11 a.m.  KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • BREAKING: Burned body found near Elm Street

    BREAKING: Burned body found near Elm Street

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-01-17 23:29:40 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)(Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    A burned body has been discovered on Elm St., according to Lt. Kevin Kirkum with the Lake Charles Police Department. The circumstances of the death aren't clear at this time, and the body has not been identified yet. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    A burned body has been discovered on Elm St., according to Lt. Kevin Kirkum with the Lake Charles Police Department. The circumstances of the death aren't clear at this time, and the body has not been identified yet. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Low water advisory for Southwest Louisiana

    Low water advisory for Southwest Louisiana

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:12 PM EST2018-01-17 23:12:29 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)
    Sabine Lake and Calcasieu Lake are under a low water advisory, according the National Weather Service. Water levels will remain 1 to 2 feet below predicted levels during times of low tide through midnight. Mariners should use extreme caution and transit at the slowest safe navigable speed to minimize impact.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Sabine Lake and Calcasieu Lake are under a low water advisory, according the National Weather Service. Water levels will remain 1 to 2 feet below predicted levels during times of low tide through midnight. Mariners should use extreme caution and transit at the slowest safe navigable speed to minimize impact.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
Powered by Frankly