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Broussard athletic park update

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The Broussard City Council is not playing games when it comes to building the city's new Athletic Park. The council got an update on the layout on Tuesday. Plus, Broussard's New Parks and Recreations Director made his debut. Jack Haines is the new director.

Haines has been working alongside the architect for the Athletic Park to be constructed along St. Nazaire Road. "We want to make it first and foremost what the City of Broussard wants and it fits their needs," says Haines.

Hanes is not alone in what he wants the park to represent. One councilman says he wants to see kids off the streets and using the park. He welcomes huge tournaments, but the park is for the local community. "I didn't put my neck on the line for $20 million to let some guy come in here and make $150,000 a weekend. That's not what I put my neck on the line for," explains councilman Johnnie Foco.

Architect David Bernard explained that after consulting with the new director of Parks and Recreation the two of them came to an understanding. The proposed park has too many large fields and not enough small ones. A few adjustments were made, which helped with elevation. "It allowed us to place the fields at a higher level in the site because our sight has rolling terrain," adds Bernard.

The park includes 6 tennis, 6 soccer courts, 2 basketball courts and a couple of baseball fields. Haines says the park is in the planning stages. "I don't want to waste a bunch of amenities on things that are not going to be used; just for decoration. I want to make sure everything is usable," says Haines.

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