Governor John Bel Edwards visited the Moncus Park offices today, visiting with board members, community leaders, and park supporters.
Among those in attendance were State Senator Gerald Boudreaux, former Lafayette City-Parish Mayor Joey Durel, and Lafayette City-Parish Council Member Bruce Conque.
Supporters shared with Gov. Edwards why they are excited about the new park in Lafayette, describing the impact the new 100-acre world-class park will have on Acadiana as both an economic development tool and quality of life amenity.
Elizabeth "EB" Brooks, Executive Director of Lafayette Central Park, says the environmental aspects of the park will positively affect Lafayette Parish and surrounding communities for years to come.
"We are grateful that Governor Edwards joined us today to show his support of the project, and to express his appreciation of the many benefits Moncus Park will bring to the Acadiana region. Not only will the park serve as an incredible community gathering space, but its ability to continue to serve as a sponge in the heart of the city for absorbing storm water is more important now than ever before."
Moncus Park is currently under Phase 1 of construction and this phase is anticipated to be completed in late 2019 or early 2020.
Learn more about Moncus Park here.