Lafayette Central Park, Inc., (LCP) and Lafayette Consolidated Government are finalizing the pre-lease conditions required to enact the lease for Moncus Park, in order to begin construction. Trahan Construction has been contracted to build Phase 1, and has obtained a building permit after park plans were approved last month. Construction will begin as soon as possible, with limited access to the park while work is underway.
Phase 1 development will be focused within the front 60 acres of the new 100-acre park property, and will include walking paths, a pond, gardens, tree houses, a kayak launch, an off-leash dog park, a mini-golf course, a Farmers Market Pavilion, and more.
“We are excited to be partnering with Trahan Construction to build Phase 1 of Moncus Park. They have a lot of park construction experience, and recently completed both of the new parks in Youngsville and Broussard. Even though we won’t have sports fields like those parks, we are positive that they’ll bring their professionalism and expertise to our project as well,” says Lenny Lemoine, the Chairman of LCP.
Troy Trahan, President of Trahan Construction, based in Lake Arthur, LA, says, “We consider it an honor to be selected to work with the Moncus Park Board of Directors and staff, as well as the architects and engineers, to bring this project to life. We are excited and looking forward to breaking ground.”
While access will be limited, all efforts will be made for the weekly Lafayette Farmers & Artisans Market to continue as scheduled on Saturday mornings. A groundbreaking ceremony is being planned, with the date to be announced soon. Information about the ceremony and updates on construction will be posted on both the park’s website and Facebook page.