BROUSSARD, La. (AP) – Construction has started on St. Julien Park, a $27 million-plus public sports complex being built on 122 acres of land in Broussard.
The park will offer a variety of venues: baseball and softball fields with batting cages and practice fields for both, volleyball courts, basketball courts both indoors and out, and tennis courts.
Mayor Charlie Langlinais tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1wJgWZU ) facility will include a million square feet of artificial turf.
Also planned or in the process of being built are concessions, an amphitheater, fishing ponds, walking trails, a Frisbee course, a recreational center with an upstairs track and downstairs basketball courts and meeting rooms.
Langlinais expects the complex to be completed sometime in 2016.
In a November 2011 election, Broussard voters approved a half-cent sales tax dedication to the park.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com
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