ST.ROSE, La. (WGNO) — On Thursday, Charles Parish officials announced the grand opening of Parquet Park.
The community space sponsored by Pro Football Hall-of-Famer and St. Rose native Ed Reed is located at 190 Short Street and open to the public.
The park features a 100-foot by 300-foot multi-use synthetic turf field, two basketball courts, a walking path, a playground, and 16 parking spaces.
“It’s a great day, a celebratory day to open Parquet Park,” said Ed Reed. “It has been my dream to give kids from my neighborhood opportunities. That dream came true, and it was with the help of a lot of people who are right here in this community. I really hope Parquet Park changes lives, and I know it will,” he added.
The park is intended to provide a safe place for community members of all ages to engage in healthy activities.
“It is an honor to be part of the ribbon-cutting at Parquet Park as this project has been in the works for numerous years and was necessary for the people of St. Rose,” said Parish President Matthew Jewell.
The approximate total cost of the project was $1.4 million, and St. Charles Parish contributed a total of $208,150 for the public road, architectural engineering, and other fees. Additional local industry sponsors of the park include IMTT and United Way of St. Charles.