“This is part of our commitment to bring recreation to all areas of the parish,” said Matassa.

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa was on hand recently to break ground on a new parish park in Hillaryville.

The park is located at 5120 Galaxy Boulevard in Astroland Subdivision, behind 5th Ward Fire Station.

“This is part of our commitment to bring recreation to all areas of the parish,” said Matassa. “I want to especially thank Mr. Jesse Bartley for spearheading this project and helping to make it a reality.”

Phase I of the project will include a parking lot, covered pavilion, and handicap-accessible restrooms. It is expected to be completed by early spring 2019.

Planning for Phase II will include a basketball court and a walking trail.

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