FUNDING

As Acadiana’s only nonprofit, independent park, Moncus Park needs a community of supporters for its success. Similar to how thousands of residents came together to save the property, and thousands more came together to help design the park’s visionary master plan, the Park needs that same community of supporters to contribute, to care for, and maintain the property!

The Park’s community-guided Master Plan is funded primarily through major companies, donors, foundations, and the State Capital Outlay Program, which provides a source of funding for public improvement projects. The Park’s operations and maintenance is funded through the support of the community, specifically through Park memberships, event revenue, parking fees, permits, and more. The Park does not receive city or parish tax dollars for its construction, maintenance or operation like the other parks across Lafayette Parish, and it is not included in Lafayette Consolidated Government’s annual budget like the Parks and Recreation Department.

The Park has received funding for planning, design, construction, and operations from the following sources:

  • COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS AND DONORS: 86%
    • Major Gifts
    • Park Campaigns 
    • Events & Programming
    • Investments
    • Friends of the Park Memberships
  • CAPITAL OUTLAY: 12%
    • To date, Moncus Park has been awarded $3,750,000 from the State’s Capital Outlay Program to build the restrooms and necessary utility infrastructure for the soon to be Farmer’s Market Pavilion. 
  •  GRANTS: 2% 
    • Various state and federal grant programs have helped to build:
      • Pedestrian and Bike Pathways
      • Landscape Buffers
      • Tourism 
      • Prairie Restoration

Moncus Park brings so many unique and exceptional things to Acadiana, from the beautiful features we are building to the wide array of community events and programming we offer in the park.  

Moncus Park is a park for you, powered by you, and your generosity will make this community-owned park able to grow and thrive. Because it is a supporter and member funded park, every donation counts – large and small – and we are excited to offer various levels of park memberships as well as volunteer opportunities for individuals and businesses interested in contributing and supporting in these ways. Learn how you can help support the park by visiting www.moncuspark.org/support.

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