Developer Donates 10K towards Subdivision Park

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

A local land developer presented a check worth $10,000 to the Ascension Parish Recreation Committee last month to go towards recreation equipment for a subdivision park in Prairieville.

Deric Murphey, with Quality Engineering and Surveying was representing developer Kevin Nguyen, with American Homeland LLC, when he presented the check for playground equipment at the Keystone of Galvez Subdivision Park.

The park is located on a two-acre section of land, southeast of the Timberstone Drive bridge that crosses Henderson Bayou. Parish officials and residents held a groundbreaking for the park in January.

According to design plans, one corner of the park will contain two sets of playground equipment for children, ages to two to five, and five to twelve years of age. Benches will be installed around those areas. Plans also call for a pavilion, picnic tables, concrete walking trail, regular and handicapped parking spaces, and earthen berms in the park.

"I want to thank everyone that was involved with helping with the park, especially Parish President Martinez," said Parish Councilman Dempsey Lambert, District 5. "I also want to thank Ascension Ready Mix, Inc. with Lenny Johnson and Gary Dowdy, and Shawn Sullivan of Vicknair Builders for the donated concrete for the track."