PLANNING ACCESSIBILITY– The volunteer South Main Park Planning Committee has worked for more than two years to ensure that Breaux Bridge’s South Main Park will be welcoming to special needs residents as well as the able-bodied. Committee members met at the Breaux Bridge library on Monday, June 18 to present an update. Present were (front row, from left) Barbara Gary, Heath Patin, Mauricia Ledet Walters and Reese Walters; and (back row) Randy Patin, Rachel Patin, Colt Patin, Andrea Matthews, Brenda Hobbs, Cindy Roberthon Guidry and Connie Guidry. (Karl Jeter)
From its conception, the city’s planned Southside Park has been intended to provide recreational and social opportunities to special needs and limited mobility residents. For more than two years, a group of residents with a particular interest in that large, but neglected local population, has been involved in the park’s design.