LT. GOVERNOR MITCH LANDRIEU SALUTES SERVICE PROJECT IN LAKE CHARLES -- 010/18/2007
Office of Lieutenant GovernorFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2007
LT. GOVERNOR MITCH LANDRIEU SALUTES SERVICE PROJECT IN LAKE CHARLES
New Playground Adventure Cove Will Be Built By Volunteers
On Friday, October 19, 2007, Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu will join Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach to honor scores of area volunteers as they build Adventure Cove, a community park and playground in eastern Lake Charles. In January of 2007, Lt. Governor Landrieu designated 2007 as the Year of Service in Louisiana. The playground construction in Lake Charles is an example of the kind of community service projects the Lt. Governor has singled out for recognition across the state.
"Lake Charles' children offered their favorite playground ideas for the design of this park," said Lt. Governor Landrieu, "and their families, neighbors and friends are working to make their ideas a reality. This park will be a place where children of varying ages and abilities can play together. I applaud Lake Charles for a service project that not only offers our younger citizens an opportunity to be creative and have fun, but reflects the values of the larger Lake Charles community."
Adventure Cove is a 12,000 square foot community park that will offer "barrier free" playground components in the park, such as ramping and poured rubber for easy accesibility, allowing children of all abilities to play alongside each other. The park will include fun features like a rock wall, fun house, rocking deck, swings, mazes, a shrimp boat and more.
This is the second community designed and built playground in Lake Charles. Shiver Me Timbers Millennium Park, a 16,000 square-foot park on the ground of the Lake Charles Civic Center was the first city park imagined by children and built by the community.