City Park’s Festival Grounds to Open
After investing $4 million from a Disaster Community Development Block Grant, City Park is ready to open its new 50-acre Festival Grounds. Taken together with the 25-acre Big Lake area, park users can now enjoy 75-acres that was once a golf course.
The Festival Grounds features:
Ø A one mile long 18-foot wide path for walking, jogging and biking
Ø Five sports fields, one of which is lit
Ø A two acre wetland
Ø A large reunion shelter available for rental
Ø Majestic live oak and cypress trees
Ø A state-of-the-art Fitness Zone exercise area
Ø Public restrooms!
Keeping with its name, the Festival Grounds will be the upcoming site for park festivals large and small.
The public is invited to attend the dedication and then explore the Festival Grounds. Architects from Ace Torre Design Consortium will be on hand to answer questions related to the overall design of the project. A representative from Dana Brown Landscape Architects will be at the wetland area to answer questions about the wetland. A representative from Dyna Play will be at the exercise area to explain how to use the equipment, especially the exercise equipment with hydraulics. The Fitness Zone was created with a generous gift from Gertrude and Louis Feil and the Feil Family.
After the ribbon cutting, boys from Christian Brothers School will run around the path to officially inaugurate it. The public is welcome to jog or walk with them.
WHERE: Inside the new Reunion Shelter on Friedrichs (to the right of Christian Brothers and across the street from the parking lot for Big Lake). Mayor Mitch Landrieu is a confirmed speaker.
When: Monday, December 17th at 11 a.m.
What they are saying: We know people love the 25-acre Big Lake area. Now they will be able to double their fun at the adjacent 50-acre Festival Grounds area said Bob Becker, CEO. He went on to say New Years
Resolutions are right around the corner and the Festival Grounds will provide a wonderful opportunity for folks who either want to stay or get in shape.