Jan 23, 2013 1:23 PM by AP

Lafayette officials seek funding for Horse Farm

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel and the Community Foundation of Acadiana has asked a public trust for $2.6 million to develop plans for the former the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Horse Farm.

Last year, Lafayette Consolidated Government bought the 100-acre Horse Farm. As part of the deal, the parish government gave the university an eight-acre youth park and $6.6 million.

Previously, the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority agreed to provide $2 million toward the Horse Farm.

The Advertiser reports the public trust board of trustees on Tuesday authorized its chairman and attorney to draft a cooperative endeavor agreement to be presented to the board at a later date.

Durel wants a park with a hedge maze for children, walkways or trails lined with sycamore trees.


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