Last Modified: Saturday, August 25, 2012 5:35 PM
The second phase of Millennium Park construction will take a little longer than expected.
On Friday, the City of Lake Charles announced that the park will remain closed until some time after Thanksgiving.
City spokesman Scott Raymond said construction delays forced officials to push back the reopening.
“The reasons for the delays are changes to the plans for the splash park, changes in construction methods and scheduling conflicts with public events,” Raymond said in a news release on Friday. “Weather has caused additional delays.”
The second phase, which began in February, was expected to take six months.
This phase of the project, which will cost $2.2 million, is being financed through the city’s capital bond project.
Once completed, the park will include shade structures, a grassy lawn area with benches, a fossil dig pit, a splash park and a pavilion area with restrooms and a concession stand.