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Plans for proposed Denham Springs park take step forward

10 months 1 week 1 day ago December 14, 2015 Dec 14, 2015 Monday, December 14 2015 December 14, 2015 10:43 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

DENHAM SPRINGS - Plans for a nature park on the banks of the Amite River have taken another step forward.

An engineering firm presented a preliminary map to the Denham Springs City Council last week.

The design identifies 13 areas where campsites can be located and about 75 lots suitable for recreational vehicles. Spur and loop trails are included in the plans.

The proposed park is situated on 51 acres of city-owned land.

Engineer Eddie Aydell, who drew up the designs, says the city can seek grant funding next year with a specific plan.

City leaders requested $100,000 from the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana last year, but it was denied. Mayor Gerard Landry said the application may have been late and the plans too underdeveloped.

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