West Feliciana Sports Park
The West Feliciana Police Jury retained SJB Group, LLC to prepare a master plan and design for a 135-acre multi-recreational sports complex. As part of the planning process, a series of charettes and public meetings was held to review the objectives of the project.
The theme of the Park was aimed at West Feliciana’s desire to maintain the quality of life in the area and be consistent with its antebellum heritage. The proposed facilities included 9 soccer fields, one football field, 12 baseball/softball fields, four basketball courts, two tennis courts, a shooting range, equestrian facility, hiking/biking trails, picnic areas, covered pavilions, concession stands, a potential fishing pond, an archery range and wilderness camping areas. Lighting of specific facilities for night playing was an essential requirement of the Parish. Water, sewer, sewer treatment facilities, power supply, access roads and parking facilities were designed and scrutinized to meet the Police Jury’s financial capabilities. Construction materials and individual element design options were selected to minimize future O&M costs.
The project design required close coordination with adjacent landowners, the State Park Commission, the COE and the Department of Environmental Quality. The first phase of the $8 million park has been operational since 2002.