Frequent Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Public access to the park will be limited to certain areas until further notice, due to construction activities. The area within the chain-link fence near the existing red barn (where the Farmer’s Market takes place) is the only area still open to the public, from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. There is no public access to park acreage beyond the Coulee Mine until construction activities are completed. We appreciate your patience during this time while we build out Phase 1!

All amenities including the Dog Park, Walking Trails/Promenade, Veterans Memorial, Amphitheater, Interactive Water Feature, Inclusive Playground, Treehouse, Restrooms, and parking will be completed by the end of 2021, weather permitting, and open to the public shortly after.

The park has been named Moncus Park in honor of our lead donor, Mr. James Devin Moncus, for his generosity and support of this project.
The land was purchased by Lafayette Consolidated Government from University of Louisiana-Lafayette with the intent that it be used as a community park. Lafayette Central Park, Inc., is the non-profit that was formed for the sole purpose of overseeing the design, development, fundraising, construction, operation, and maintenance of the park. After entering into a long-term lease with the City, LCP will take physical control of the property upon groundbreaking.

Moncus Park is in compliance with CDC guidelines in regard to sanitation and healthy park patron practices. Upon opening, the Park will be well-lit with set hours from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm. Moncus Park will have evening and overnight security daily on park property. The Park will also work with local law enforcement to ensure proper security for large-scale events.

There are many ways you can connect with us. Please visit our Facebook page or email us directly at info@moncuspark.org!

 There are many ways to support Moncus Park! Annual gifts like our membership program help sustain long-term initiatives to maintain Moncus Park, such as planting trees, cleanup, managing volunteers, and more. Additionally, there are many ways to leave your mark in the Park, such as purchasing personalized brick pavers and boardwalk boards or by supporting ongoing campaigns and programs. To learn more about these options visit www.moncuspark.org/donate.

 Additionally, if you are passionate about Moncus Park, join us and be a part of something historic by volunteering to support Acadiana’s world-class park. Volunteers are an important part of the Moncus Park community and make a dramatic difference by helping with both park preservation and supporting the park’s programs and events. To get involved visit www.moncuspark.org/volunteer.

You may continue to visit this website and our Facebook page for current information. In addition, you can sign up to receive email alerts.

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A list of the Lafayette Central Park Board of Directors can be found here:
Board of Directors

The Farmers & Artisans Market is held every Saturday, rain or shine, from 8am until noon. For information regarding this market or becoming a vendor, please visit their website.
Market Website

We want to hear from you! Whether it is a question or a suggestion, your input is vital to our success. If you have additional questions, please contact us via email at info@moncuspark.org.

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