Oak Grove Community Center closing for construction

Oak Grove Community Center closing for construction
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POSTED: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 7:04pm

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Thursday Oak Grove Community Center and Park will close on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 until further notice so construction crews can complete renovation and expansion work on the park’s community center building.

The park is located at the corner of LA 73 and LA 42. Crews are remodeling the existing 1,550-square-foot building including updating exterior and interior finishes. Along with the current 675-square-foot event room, crews are now adding another 426-square-foot event room and storage closet increasing the overall size of the center by 580-square-feet.

“With the work that is taking place, we wanted to make sure the safety of children wasn’t an issue,” said Ascension Parish Department of Recreation and Culture Director Mike Mohler. “That’s why we made the decision to go ahead and close the park until the construction is completed.

The estimated completion date of the project is March, 2014.

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