Concession building at Bayou Country Sports Park now complete
The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday afternoon for the new soccer concession building at the Bayou Country Sports Park off of La. Highway 311.
The ceremony opened with remarks by Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove, who noted that the Parish doesn’t owe any money with the $817, 547 project, along other investments into the park, because it came from the general fund.
Besides the original investment, Dove said the Parish has invested about $4 million dollars into the park in the last four years.
“…And we’re going to keep investing,” he continued. “We don’t owe any monies. Some communities went out here and borrowed $20-$30 million to build these [sport complexes], and we have no debt on it.”
Dove later introduced Terrebonne Parish Recreation District 2-3 Chairmen Jeff Teuton.
Teuton touched on the park’s attributes and what’s in the future for the space, including the addition of a splash park.
“This park has really come a long way since its inception,” Teuton said. “I invite anybody to come see the park, just come ride through.”
Councilman Darrin Guidry gave some remarks, too, adding that the government is working on lighting for the baseball and soccer fields at the park.
“The vision of this park…originally was baseball and soccer, and that’s coming to fruition. And then we’re going to take the park to the next level,” he said. “So, you’re going to see more and more things happening here.”
Carl Harding, newly elected councilman for District 2, spoke at the ribbon cutting as well.
“I’m looking forward to working for the people of Terrebonne Parish,” he said. “[I want to] use my wisdom, knowledge and understanding to put forth good efforts towards the communities…”
Terrebonne Parish Recreation Director Roddy Lerille also addressed the crowd.
“In this last year, this park has grown leaps and bounds with the help of everybody involved. So, we look forward to keep on adding the different aspects to this park in the future,” he said. “…If you take a look at the master plan for what we have planned for Terrebonne Parish, it is going to be a great asset to the community, not only for children but also for the adults.”