Calcasieu voters approve recreation bond proposition

Published 2:15 am Sunday, April 28, 2024

Calcasieu voters on Saturday approved a $30 million bond proposition to renovate the Lake Charles-Ward 3 Recreation Center on Power Centre Parkway as well as the other 11 centers in that district.

The 15-year, 8.5 mill proposal was approved by 74 percent, or 2,447-840 votes, according to unofficial results provided by the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office. The unofficial voter turnout for the election was 5.3 percent.

The Lake Charles-Ward 3 Recreation Center will get a new tennis court bleacher awnings, a coffee bar, turf and lights for soccer fields, a storage room, an outdoor skating rink and renovations to the Adventure Cove/Splash Pad.

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Enos Derbonne will have a swimming pool and pickleball courts.

Major renovation work will take place at Cougar Stadium and at the other recreation centers.

Plans are also in the works for opening an additional multi-purpose complex at a location to be decided.