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  • LPPRD 12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    March 27, 2013 6:57 AM

    Lafayette Parks and Recreation, the MLK Assoc. and Modern Woodmen of America are hosting the 12th Annual Lafayette Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will be at Thomas Park on Saturday, March 30th, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. The event is free to the public. There will... more »
  • Youngsville, Broussard building sports parks

    April 30, 2012 10:49 AM

    BROUSSARD, La. (AP) - Plans are still in development for new parks in the neighboring cities of Broussard and Youngsville in Lafayette Parish after voters approved last year sales taxes to fund recreation facilities in the two cities. The city of Youngsville is in the design phase of its... more »
  • Parks Cracklin Cookoff Association 36th Annual Cook Off

    April 9, 2012 10:39 AM

    Parks Cracklin Cookoff Association will be hosting its 36th Annual Cracklin Cookoff. The Cook off will take lace in Cecile Poche Memorial Park in Parks, La. There will be live cracklin' cooking , food , bands and fun for the kids. There will also be a poker run: caps for... more »
  • Greyhound Settlement Pending Council Approval

    September 22, 2011 12:28 AM

    Pending approval by the Lafayette City-Parish council, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) has tentatively reached a settlement with Greyhound Lines. Greyhound filed suit against LCG back in June of 2008, after the newly-seated council rescinded a zoning change approved by the outgoing council the previous fall. The new council took... more »
  • Student Suspended for Flushing Drug at School

    September 20, 2011 10:33 PM

    Students were caught with drugs at Parks Middle School, but the parent said she doesn't think her son should be suspended. 12-year-old Brennan Segur said he was offered some kind of narcotic pill in the bathroom at Parks Middle School two days in a row. "He showed me... more »
  • One Dead, One Injured in Late Night Crash

    July 24, 2011 12:07 PM

    One person is dead and one is injured after a single vehicle crash in St. Martin Parish. The crash happened around 11:30 Saturday night in the 1300 Block of Herman Dupuis Road. Investigators say twenty-year-old Jude Barras of Parks lost control of his car, leaving the roadway, struck a... more »
  • Rosa Parks Memorial Unveiled

    May 31, 2011 7:20 PM

    A new monument was unveiled in Lafayette Tuesday. Dozens gathered as the Rosa Parks Memorial Statue was unveiled at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center. Last Friday, the installation on the project was completed and KATC'S Chris Welty caught up with the artist who sculpted the piece. "I've been... more »
  • Parks Re-opening in New Orleans After Lead Tests

    May 20, 2011 8:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Eight of 11 parks that were closed in New Orleans because of lead contamination in the soil have re-opened. City officials closed the parks for remediation over a month ago after tests were done to determine whether they were contaminated with lead. Officials said the lead... more »
  • Shooting in St. Martin Parish

    March 8, 2011 11:03 AM

    Two people were arrested following a shooting on Bridge Street Highway in Parks Thursday afternooon. According to deputies, it started with a physical altercation on Promise Land Drive between Martin Frank Sonnier, 44, and Daniel Lee, 38. At some point during the fight, deputies say Martin Frank Sonnier armed himself... more »
  • You Gotta Move- Lafayette Parks & Recreation

    February 9, 2011 9:25 AM

    You Gotta Move Goes Red is well into its second week. I found out that Lafayette Consolidated Government offers some great options to help you move! Director of Parks and Recreation Gerald Boudreaux says the programs and parks are a commitment on the part of the government to help people... more »
  • Update: St. Martin Power Restored

    January 14, 2011 5:12 PM

    Electricity is restored in St. Martinville and in Catahoula and Parks in St. Martin Parish. A St. Martinville City Hall employee says the city was without power for about three hours, and Cleco restored it just before 4:00. SLEMCO spokesperson Mary Laurent says a truck carrying concrete on Cade... more »
  • Fee-Free Weekend At Parks August 14 & 15

    July 28, 2010 12:23 PM

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the National Park Service will waive entrance fees on August 14 and 15 to encourage all Americans to visit our national parks. "This fee-free weekend provides an opportunity for individuals and families alike to take an affordable vacation or to... more »
  • Chicot Park Expansion

    July 22, 2010 1:27 PM

    The Louisiana Office of State Parks is opening two new deluxe lodges at ChicotState Park that will be available for overnight accommodations beginning on Tuesday, August 3. “ChicotState Park is one of our most popular parks, with over 150-thousand visitors annually,” said Dr. Stuart... more »
  • The Office of State Parks-Fees Going Up

    June 16, 2010 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Campers and visitors to Louisiana's state historic sites have two weeks before fees go up. The Office of State Parks says state park entry fees will remain $1. On July 1, the fee at state historic sites will rise from $2 to $4. The cost... more »
  • Registration Open for Lafayette Summer Camps

    March 29, 2010 7:45 PM

    Program Dates: June 7, 2010 – July 23, 2010; Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm Holiday Break: June 28 – July 5, 2010 Program Fees Program….9:00am – 4:00pm….$70.00 Additional Fees if Applicable Early Drop-off ….7:15am – 9:00am….$80.00 Late Pick-up….4:00pm – 5:30pm….$80.00... more »
  • Update: Hit and Killed

    January 15, 2010 3:52 AM

    The accident happened just after 12:30 this morning on highway 31 between Breaux Bridge and Parks. Officials say 51-year-old Audie Castille of St. Martinville was attempting to cross the highway when he was hit by a police unit. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 39-year-old Matthew Alexander is being... more »
  • Man Dies After Single Car Accident In Parks

    January 13, 2010 6:26 PM

    State Police report the death of 30-year-old Guy Blanchard of Breaux Bridge due to a single-car crash. This afternoon at around 2:15, Troopers responded to Hwy 347 near parks where a single car accident had occurred. The driver, Guy Blanchard failed to negotiate an upcoming turn and went... more »
  • Isiah Lively Apprehended

    January 13, 2010 12:11 PM

    On January 13, 2009 Isiah Lively was apprehended in the city of Parks by the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Special Response Team and Bureau of Investigations Unit. Other agencies who assisted in Lively's capture were the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, Jeanerette City Police, Jeanerette Marshal's Office, and the Parks... more »
  • Council Set to Vote on Vetoed Budget Items

    October 19, 2009 11:41 PM

    Earlier this month Lafayette City-Parish President, Joey Durel, vetoed several items in the 2009-2010 budget. At Tuesday nights council meeting, council members will go item by item t discuss then vote on the vetoed items. The council's elimination of GPS tracking systems in LCG and Lafayette Utilities System vehicles was... more »

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