Feb 12, 2013 8:13 AM by AP
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Residents will soon be able to speak up on the future of the "Horse Farm" after years of groundwork for a plan to transform the property into a public park.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council last year approved the purchase of the vacant 100-acre tract to create a new central park.
The Community Foundation of Acadiana last week announced the creation of a new nonprofit group to raise money for the park and to oversee its development and long-term management.
City-Parish President Joey Durel says the last step before serious planning and design work begins is a planned agreement under which the nonprofit group, Lafayette Central Park Inc., will lease the property from city-parish government.
Central Park board envisions several opportunities for public input in the future.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com