Extensive baseball field upgrades slated for the West Bank Bridge Park

Synthetic turf infields, advanced LED lighting, and new dugouts and scoreboards are just a few of the improvements slated for fields 1 and 2 of St. Charles Parish’s West Bank Bridge Park.

Parish President Matthew Jewell said phase one of the park’s revitalization plan also includes upgraded outfield grass, all new fencing, new shaded seating areas, and improved drainage.

“While most of our hurricane repairs at the West Bank Bridge Park have been completed, I have received many questions about fields 1 and 2,” he said. “I am happy to announce that we have an exciting project going to bid in the next few months.”

Jewell said work will be underway by summer to have the fields ready for the 2024 baseball season.

Additional revitalization phases for the West Bank Bridge Park and plans for East Bank Bridge Park phases are currently in discussion, Jewell added. Details on upcoming phases will be shared with the public as parish officials develop them.

“This first phase of the West Bank Bridge Park revitalization further illustrates our mission of providing quality facilities to residents of all ages,” Jewell said. “This is the largest investment in the West Bank Bridge Park since it was built in the 1980s. The upgrades will feature the parish’s first two artificial turf baseball fields. Additional improvements … will ensure our athletes and families can enjoy recreational activities for years to come.”


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