The playground, located at 24 E. Chalmette Circle, emphasizes special needs facilities and a universal playground design that the entire family can enjoy together. The final design, developed by RCL Architecture of Mandeville, features sensory learning and play equipment for various skill levels, a roller slide, specialty swings, a wheel-thru arcade, an accessible covered picnic area and handicapped restrooms.
St. Bernard Parish received a $300,000 federal Community Development Block Grant administered by the Louisiana Office of Community Development to restore this park. An additional grant of $150,000 was received in 2018 from Chalmette Refinery-PBF Energy to fund other costs and selected environmental enhancements for the project such as landscaping and the implementation of recycled park furnishings.
St. Bernard Parish Councilman Nathan Gorbaty stated “the Parish is excited to begin work on this unique park that not only restores a neighborhood facility destroyed by Katrina but also one that incorporates special accessibility features based on public input and guidance from the Parish’s Americans for Disability Act Advisory Committee. We are also grateful for community support, particularly from Chalmette Refinery, which is making this project possible.” The park is expected to be completed by December, 2018.
St. Bernard Parish Government apologizes for any inconveniences that may occur during construction.