On Thursday, May 20, 2021, an emergency City Council meeting was called to request appropriate funding immediately in order to expedite drainage projects and accelerate new ones.
Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) is excited about the reopening of the Rosehouse and Greenhouse Senior Centers. The anticipated opening date is Tuesday, June 1, pending Governor John Bel Edwards’ final approval.
Programming and days of operation will be limited but we anticipate both will increase as the Parks and Recreation Department continues to provide the safest environment for seniors. The Parks and Recreation Department has created a potential class schedule; however, public input is needed. Seniors are asked to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 337-291-8374 to advise which classes they are interested in.
The Martin Luther King Recreation Center and Earl J. Chris Recreation Center swimming pools are now open to the public.
The O.J. Mouton swimming pool at the Domingue Recreation Center and the Girard Park swimming pool need major repairs and remain closed. Long-term plans include reopening both pools when the repairs are complete.
Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) Environmental Quality (EQ) Division is calling on artists for the annual Storm Drain Art contest. This contest serves to educate the public on storm drain pollutants while also creating unique public art. Artists are encouraged to submit applications and designs representative of one of Lafayette’s greatest natural resources, the Vermilion River.
Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a variety of sports programs for children in Lafayette Parish this summer. Visit our Youth Sports page to view a calendar of upcoming programs and events.
Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department provides many programs and activities for citizens, including scheduled activities at recreation centers, athletic programs for children and adults, and therapeutic programs for seniors and disabled adults.
Help is available to Lafayette Parish home renters struggling to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Renters can apply for aid through the Lafayette Emergency Assistance Program (LEAP), funded by the federal government’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Funds are dedicated to low-and moderate-income renter households throughout Lafayette Parish.
Artists have an opportunity to use their talents to create works of art on traffic signal boxes in Lafayette. This current round of the ArtBox Project, a partnership between Lafayette Consolidated Government and Acadiana Center for the Arts, encompasses neighborhoods near the Evangeline Thruway corridor. Artists and organizations, regardless of location, are invited to submit up to two original works of art.
Lafayette Consolidated Government is announcing the launch of OpenBook, an online financial transparency tool for citizens to see how government is spending taxpayer dollars. The web-based, interactive tool gives citizens the opportunity to examine individual departmental budgets and expenses as well as view data and graphs. The OpenBook website will be updated weekly on Mondays.
Lafayette Consolidated Government's Drainage Department is devoted entirely to drainage solutions and maintenance in Lafayette Parish. Citizens can view ongoing and upcoming drainage projects in Lafayette Parish as well as report a drainage issue using the 311 Lafayette portal.
Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and The Recycling Partnership are working together to reduce waste and improve curbside recycling in the city of Lafayette. Starting Monday, November 16 through Friday, December 11, educational stickers will be placed on carts showing which items belong in carts and those that don’t. In order for the sticker to be applied, residents are asked to put their carts at the road on their waste collection day.
311 Lafayette is a convenient all-in-one tool for connecting citizens to government services. Citizens can submit and track their requests online at 311lafayette.services or by calling 311 from within the Parish.
Lafayette Consolidated Government is working to provide Lafayette Parish Residents with the latest news and information related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Lafayette Consolidated Government uses Connect Lafayette to ensure citizens receive the necessary information to stay safe, especially during times of emergency. Alerts include both emergency and non-emergency announcements specific to areas where residents live, such as sandbag information, road closures, construction, public works projects, special events and more.
Thinking about adopting a four-legged friend? There's no time like the present. Dozens of cats & dogs are available for adoption at Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated & microchipped before leaving the facility.
LCG's new Project Geaux Mow initiative allows local lawn care professionals the opportunity to bid on LCG's grass cutting projects using a web portal. Dozens of jobs are bid out each week.
Working cats are available at no cost to Lafayette Parish citizens in need of all-natural pest control through the Cat's Clocking In Working Cat Program. A working cat is a domestic cat that is unsuitable for traditional adoption and instead "works" for its food, shelter and care by hunting and deterring rodents from its “employer’s” property. They are commonly employed where pest control is needed such as barns, farms, factories, warehouses, stores, and private property.
At LCG's compost facility, "Green waste" such as tree branches, grass and shrub trimmings are ground up and re-made into a nutrient-rich soil additive. This compost is available to citizens at no cost. The composting program helps to keep Lafayette's garbage disposal rates stable; reduces waste that would otherwise go to a landfill; and best of all, citizens can pick up free compost.