At past community meetings, the community addressed a desire for more outdoor spaces, access to the Amite River, and places to hike and bike.
Community members will have access to a safe, accessible, fun atmosphere in which to maintain the bond of the community. This project impacts all community members and addresses their recovery vision statement.
This project will create new park spaces and enhance existing parks with physical access for the whole community.
- Accessible hiking and biking
- Beautification to existing parks
- Adding green spaces throughout the City
- Supporting recycling
- Litter removal projects.
- Inventory and determine needs in existing parks
- Determine possible locations for future parks and trails (consider flooded and abandoned properties in this analysis)
Possible Funding Sources, Technical Assistance, and Partners:
- National Parks Service
- Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Dept. of Interior
- Veterans Association
- LA Dept. of Transportation and Development
- LA Dept. of Natural Resources
- Louisiana State Parks Recreational Trails Program
- People for Bikes
- Arbor Day Foundation
- Tony Hawk Foundation
Estimated Timeline: Long-Term (3+ years)
Estimated Cost: Moderate (>$100k)
During the second community meeting, participants ranked this project at 7.85 out of 10 with respect to level of importance.