Construction underway on St. Julien Park in Broussard

Credit: The Advocate

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.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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3/2/2015 3:31:40 PM (GMT -6:00)

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