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Police Jury Celebrates Intracoastal Park Upgrades with Ribbon Cutting
The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury celebrated the completion of the Intracoastal Park Improvements Project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 26, at the park, 7955 Intracoastal Park Road, Sulphur.
The $564,000 Intracoastal Park Improvements Project included the expansion and renovation of the existing pavilion; replacement of the fishing wharf; a new, wheelchair-accessible fish cleaning station; and electrical repairs to the RV slots.
The former, open-air pavilion now has new roofing, new doors, windows, air conditioning and heating, an inside sink, concrete countertops (inside and outside), and a large covered patio facing the water. There is also new electrical service throughout the park, new walkways, and a new lift station.
The shoreline has been cleared and contoured for bank fishing. It is also wheelchair-accessible.
“The completion of this project greatly enhances the experience visitors will have when visiting Intracoastal Park,” said Dean Kelly, Director of Facility Management. “The pavilion overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway is a prime location for crawfish, crab boils and fish fries. The park is very popular with local fishermen. The updated fish cleaning station will make it much more convenient for visitors to clean their catches.”
Future park projects include enhanced parking and sidewalks.
Those interested in renting the new pavilion can call Facility Management at 337-721-3540.
Gunter Construction, Inc. served as general contractor and Steve Shows, of Vincent-Shows Architects, served as project designer.
Photo caption: Celebrating the completion of the Intracoastal Park Improvements Project with a ribbon cutting are, left to right: Dean Kelly, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Director of Facility Management; Bryan Beam, Parish Administrator; Judd Bares, District 12 Calcasieu Parish Police Juror; Kevin White, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury President; Dane Bolin, Assistant Parish Administrator; Steve Shows, project designer; and Justin Gautreaux, design assistant.