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"No politics in the park"

2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, October 26 2014 Oct 26, 2014 October 26, 2014 12:01 PM October 26, 2014 in News
By: AE Stevenson

OPELOUSAS, La. - The St. Landry Parish Council has asked parish attorney Lance Pitre to draft an ordinance to restrict the use of the St. Landry Veterans Memorial Park.

The Advocate reports the park is several miles south of Opelousas on Louisiana Highway 182.

The proposed ordinance will be introduced at a November council meeting.

According to a parish public works committee report, the park is being used for political rallies.

Pitre said there have been additional complaints about individuals using the Veterans Park as a place for social gatherings.

The park has a wall that lists St. Landry residents killed while serving in the U.S. wars beginning with World War I.

Pire says land for the park was donated and is maintained by parish government.

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