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'Meeting in the Park' on closing of rec centers set for Sunday

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 17:32:53-04

LAFAYETTE, La. - A "Meeting in the Park" on the closing of four recreational centers in North Lafayette is scheduled for Sunday.

The event will take place at Heymann Park at 6:00 pm. Masks or face coverings are mandatory at the meeting.

Mayor-President Josh Guillory announced in a video address on Friday that he will close four recreation centers in North Lafayette in the coming budget year and eliminating at least 37 positions in the Parks and Recreation Department.

The four recreation centers slated for closure are in the northern portion of Lafayette Parish: Domingue Recreation Center, Heymann Park Recreation Center, J. Carlton James Activity Center and George Bowles Activity Center.

There is now a petition calling for Guillory to reconsider. You can find that petition HERE.

Lafayette NAACP President Marja Broussard created the petition Saturday morning, and as of 4:30 p.m., it has reached just over 888 signatures.

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