On Thursday, June 8th, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum Auditorium was filled to capacity to see the draft Riverfront Master Plan Presentation by Hargreaves Associates. The presentation captivated the community as Kirt Rieder described a riverfront that incorporates a minor league baseball stadium, Riverfront Terraces with cascading waterfalls, a spray park, large recreation areas and overlooks, a docking system for large river vessels, wetland features, an amphitheater, and Baton Rouge's own Front Lawn incorporating the stately Old State Capitol and the gardens adjacent to the River Center.
Comments on the draft Riverfront Master Plan instantly started coming in from the community. Below are just a few of the comments:
"I must say that when I saw the Riverfront proposal I smiled, got goose bumps and swelled up with hope. I applaud you and everyone involved for having such great vision and high hopes for this amazing River Front Park."
We encourage you to continue to send your comments, please click here. The final Riverfront Master Plan has been presented to the Mayor.
"I am so glad to hear of these plans to develop the Riverfront! They all sound wonderful. I especially like the idea of an amphitheater. Can you imagine sitting on the river listening to beautiful music! And shops! My goodness the shopping. And skating and baseball for the kids!"
"Thanks to all the creative people who are taking initiative, led by our wonderful Mayor!"
Click here to view the Hargreaves' power point presentation presented June 8th [28 MB PowerPoint].