Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced this week the Grand Opening for the Ascension Parish Recreation Department Skate Park will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4, from noon till 5 p.m. The park is located off of Irma Boulevard  between the National Guard Armory and the Council on Aging.


Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced this week the Grand Opening for the Ascension Parish Recreation Department Skate Park will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4, from noon till 5 p.m. The park is located off of Irma Boulevard  between the National Guard Armory and the Council on Aging.

“We’re really excited that this park has become a reality,” President Martinez said. “With the job our recreation department has done to manage its funding, and with the driving force and passion of some of our local residents who believed this park would be a success for years to come, we can now celebrate its opening.”

Local skating enthusiast Branden Bennett said there will be skate competitions with prizes being awarded to the winners. He said live music and free jambalaya will also be provided.