Coushatta Mayor Johnny Cox announced at Town Council meeting Tuesday night that Councilman Peter Drake would be the new park director. The local LSU Agriculture Extension Service representative is Terry Foster. She attended the meeting to update the council on 4-H activities this year.
Foster told Councilman Drake that she wanted to meet with him to discuss plans for improving recreation facilities. Foster revealed that her office “still have $6,000 earmarked for a city park.” Foster added, “$5,000 was donated by International Paper and $1,000 was donated by United Healthcare. It is for recreational improvements and we need to do something with that money.”
The city has made plans for improving the park. Some work on clearing city-owned land near the industrial park has been done. Foster said, “We still have the money and we are anxious to do something in conjunction with the city to make the park better for kids.”