April 6, 2012
Jefferson Parish has received a $559,000 grant to replace contents at playgrounds that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina , according to a news release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency . A total of eight playgrounds will benefit from the grant.
Playground in Metairie, host to a baseball tournament game in 2011, is one of eight in the parish that will benefit from a $559,000 grant from FEMA to repair Hurricane Katrina damage.
Those playgrounds include Johnny Bright, Pontiff, Girard, and Lakeshore in Metairie; Jefferson Playground in Jefferson; Terrytown Playground in Terrytown and Harvey Playground in Harvey, according to FEMA.
“This grant best supports Jefferson Parish’s efforts to restore an essential element of their recreational system — their playgrounds,” said Andre Cadogan, FEMA’s Louisiana Recovery Office deputy director of programs. “Our funding enables Jefferson Parish to pool together contents funding from all of their playground facilities and distribute it