Parish parks and recreational fields continue to open following Hurricane Ida damage

This week five more parish baseball fields will be opened following Hurricane Ida, which damaged many park structures.

St. Charles Parish communications director Samantha de Castro said fields 1 and 2 of the East Bank Bridge Park and fields 3, 4 and 5 of the West Bank Bridge Park would be open as of March 7.

“Our team has been working diligently to re-open parks safely since Hurricane Ida, and our efforts will allow us to continue to offer all of our regular spring and summer activities except tennis, which will resume in the fall,” St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Director Duane Foret said.

De Castro said safety hazards such as destroyed dugouts and lights stalled some field openings, and added that the parish’s parks and recreation team evaluated all parks and facilities following the August hurricane. She said a lack of resources, including sourcing materials, has hampered some facility openings.

“Supply and demand is affecting the recovery,” she said.

Park and recreation facilities that remain closed include the Ama Grain Field, the American Legion Field in Des Allemands, Norco’s Bethune Park, Ormond Community Park and Paradis Park.


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