Sidney Torres Park to get new playground and more

Rendering of playground in Torres Park. To view more photos visit www.facebook.com/StBGov/.

St. Bernard Parish Government and Council have begun renovations and improvements in Sidney Torres Park. Demolition of the deteriorating playground equipment in Torres Park has begun to make room for a new state of the art handicapped accessible playground for all children in St. Bernard.

The improvements to Torres Park will include a new playground, an outdoor fitness park and skate park. All three phases of the project will be built simultaneously with a projected completion date in the fall of 2018. Construction renderings of the new designs will be placed around the park in the near future.

Many of the named fence boards that were installed around the playground were damaged by weather or vandalized over the years. However, there are a few dozen boards that remain and were taken down prior to demolition. Anyone who wishes to see if their name board is available, please call Parish Government at (504) 278-4200 beginning Monday, April 9, 2018, to set a time to come look through the remaining fence boards.

Rendering of a future skate park. Photo by Lenor Duplessis.

Parish worker demolishing the old playground equipment. Photo by Lenor Duplessis.

Parish worker demolishing the old playground equipment. Photo by Lenor Duplessis.