Wednesday, December 6, 2023
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Save the Date: Youngsville Splash Pad; City Updates


The Splash Pad at the Youngsville Sports Complex (YSC) is scheduled to open on June 10, 2023. Mayor Ken Ritter advises the city is planning a grand opening for the splash pad at 10:00 a.m. on the opening date.

The splash pad is located within the YSC by the baseball fields. There are restrooms and a pavilion conveniently located near the pad.

The pad consists of three-thousand square feet at $952,700. According to Ritter, the City of Youngsville is paying cash for the project due to the one-cent sales tax dedicated to parks and recreation.

ARAL was the contractor for the splash pad project; Water Odessy and Aquatic Interactive were the designers.

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Growth and Development

Youngsville Sports Complex Improvements

Some improvements have been made at YSC, which were paid with cash due to the one-cent dedicated sales tax for parks and recreation. Upgrades were made to Sugar Beach and the baseball fields were upgraded to turf.

Youngsville Sports Complex Expansion

An amphitheater, eight pickleball courts, and parking will be included in the YSC Expansion. The expansion consists of forty-six and one-half acres and is located by Savoy and Detente Roads.

The expansion property will be paid through a bond ordinance for $14 million.

Walking Trail at LaSalle Coulee Regional Retention Pond

After the pond project is completed, there are plans to have a parking lot and a walking/running path around one of the two LaSalle Coulee Regional Retention Ponds.  The pond is located north of Southside High School off Larriviere Road.

Upcoming Projects

Velasco Extension

The City of Youngsville now owns the property needed for the Velasco extension. The property is located by Chemin Metairie Parkway and Guillot Road.

As part of the City of Youngsville Master Transporation Plan, this new road will provide a new outlet for Sugar Ridge, economic development opportunities, and drainage improvement.

The bid process for this project should go out in 2023.

Tractor Roundabout

The Tractor Roundabout by Guillot Road and Chemin Metairie Parkway (by Go Fresh) is scheduled to be expanded to two lanes.

The bid process for this project should go out in 2023.

Veterans Roundabout

Another roundabout, The Veterans Roundabout at Chemin Metairie Parkway and Milton Avenue, is scheduled to be expanded to two lanes. The city is determining how to phase the project. Also, it will need to be determined if the utilities by Ernest Guillot School will need to be moved for the roundabout project.

There is currently no time estimate for the bid out of this project.

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