September 5, 2023

Cassidy Announces $1 Million for Parks in Louisiana

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the National Park Service will grant Louisiana $1,021,111.00 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The City of West Monroe will receive $770,161.00 to rehabilitate and expand existing amenities at Kiroli Park. The City of Thibodaux will receive $250,950.00 to rehabilitate and develop a ballfield at Peltier Park to meet Miracle League guidelines.

“Parks serve as a great place for families to come together and enjoy the great outdoors,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding from energy production in the Gulf of Mexico will provide increase recreational opportunities for our communities.”  

LWCF derives its revenue from offshore oil and gas development and provides those funds as grants to federal, state and local governments for recreation and conservation projects.