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Love Louisiana Outdoors Grant Application Available for Public Viewing

Contact: Nicole Gray, City of Natchitoches
Phone: (318) 352-2772

NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches announces FY 2022/2023 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) funds will be submitted for the following:


LCDBG funds will be used to rehabilitate and perform ADA upgrades to the recreational playground and bathrooms located Richardson Park.


To provide adequate service for low-moderate income residents of the City of Natchitoches


The target area consists of land at the intersection of Lake and Sewanne Streets in the Jackson Square neighborhood of West Natchitoches. It is the current location of Richardson Park, located at 1717 Lake Street between Sewanne St. and Highway 1 Bypass.


The project will provide accessible recreation facilities for residents of all abilities, including a walking trail with bench seating and LED lighting, a new pavilion near the park’s front entrance and restrooms, an inclusive playground for families of all abilities, ADA-compliant benches, new trash receptacles, and pedestal-mount barbecue grills. In addition, the project aims to add parking spaces to add in traffic congestion on the streets surrounding the park which will also aid in accessibility for disabled residents, removal of blighted structures, and the addition of upgraded bathroom facilities.

All citizens, particularly persons of low and moderate-income and residents of blighted areas, are encouraged to submit their views to Mayor Ronnie Williams, Jr.:

City of Natchitoches
700 Second St.
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Attn: Mayor Ronnie Williams, Jr.
Phone: 318-352-2772

The application is to be submitted to the Division of Administration, Office of Community Development on or about June 1, 2022. A copy of the application will be available for review at the Natchitoches City Hall, 700 Second St. between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. – Noon on Friday. The total cost of the project is approximately $400,000. All resident feedback must be provided by May 30, 2022.

The application can also be accessed on the City’s website at

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