Preliminary Plans for Brown and Moore Super Parks Unveiled

by | Dec 13, 2022 | Urban Revitalization & Development, Vibrant Acadiana

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Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory and Parks, Arts, Recreation, and Culture (PARC) Director Hollis Conway unveiled renderings of the new Brown Park Baseball and Softball Super Complex and Moore Park Soccer Super Complex. The improved parks will provide first-class fields for youth sports and drive Lafayette’s economy. “This investment in our community is necessary and overdue. The northside of Lafayette has been a disinvested area of our city for more than 30 years, and our community and our kids deserve better facilities,” Mayor-President Josh Guillory said.

The upgrades will draw regional and national tournaments to Lafayette and open the door to host larger tournaments simultaneously with municipalities that have existing complexes — Youngsville, Broussard, and Carencro, along with Scott, where park improvements are in the works. “The tax revenue from tourism will boost the economy all around. Visitors will shop at our stores, stay in hotels, and eat at restaurants. This is a win-win for Lafayette and Lafayette Parish,” Guillory said.

PARC Director Hollis Conway added, “I’m so excited for our community and especially excited for our kids who’ll have access to top-notch parks right in their backyard. This major overhaul of Brown and Moore Parks will help revitalize the northside.”

ACSW Architects and LAND Architecture, led by Principal Architect Eric Crozier, Project Architect Brant Patout, and Landscape Architect Michael Cullen have reimaged Brown Park.  Patout said, “It’s exciting when we have the opportunity to work on a project like revamping Brown Park because it will have such a positive impact in our community as a whole and will act as a great first impression for folks visiting Lafayette.”

In addition to collaborating on plans to rebuild Brown Park, Cullen, owner of LAND Architecture, also worked on the future of Moore Park, joined by Fenstermaker Engineer Dax Douet. “The master plan features a signature soccer field surrounded by a stadium, grand stands, modern restrooms, concessions, and an inner-park connection that makes it easier for people to get from one side of the facility to the other,” Cullen said.

Lafayette Travel President and CEO Ben Berthelot pointed out the youth sports market is the fastest growing market and is excited for the opportunity to grow. “These improvements and expansions will allow us to target new events and will also build on the solid foundation we have in growing capacity for current events — all bringing in new dollars to the community. It’s a great day for the tourism economy.”

Improvement Highlights

  • Moore Park, 11 improved fields (includes future indoor facility)
  • Brown Park, 8 improved fields
  • Tournament-quality fields
  • Low glare, efficient LED lighting
  • Digital scoreboards at featured fields
  • Low glare, efficient LED lighting
  • Expanded and ample parking
  • New food and beverage facilities
  • Larger spectator areas with added shade
  • Plentiful and modern restrooms
  • New playgrounds
  • Pavilions
  • Inner park connector walkway
  • Walking/jogging trails
  • Playgrounds