$1.6M in federal grant money outlined for Cameron Recreation Cen - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

$1.6M in federal grant money outlined for Cameron Recreation Center


According to a Monday news release from U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., $1.6 million in federal grant money has been earmarked for the Cameron Parish Recreation Center.

Landrieu, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, said the disaster grant was related to Hurricane Rita. Landrieu said the funds are provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program.

"Hurricane Rita was devastating for Southwest Louisiana," Landrieu said. "Today's grant for a recreation center will be immensely welcomed by this community that has worked so hard to rebuild. I know the region's families will enjoy having a quality place to gather and for their children to play."

According to Landrieu, the grant will go toward the replacement of the center's main pool, kiddie pool, pavilion, fencing and T-ball field.

High winds, extensive flooding and storm surge due to Rita caused significant irreparable damage that completely destroyed the facility, Landrieu said, rendering it a total loss and eligible for replacement.

Landrieu said the adjusted eligible scope of replacement work for the facility consists of the following: 5,151 SF Main Pool, 384 SF Kiddie Pool, 8 twin halide light units with 30 FT light poles, 483 LF of fencing, 4 gates, tile area around the pool, a 500 SF Pavilion and a T-Ball Field, which included 128 bleacher seats and two dugouts. 

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