Catering to the athletic pursuits of children and adults alike, the Broussard Sports Complex at St. Julien Park is where the community comes to play.
The state-of-the-art complex boasts baseball, softball and soccer fields, as well as tennis and basketball courts. Looking to just get in some training? The complex has practice fields and batting cages too.
Sports offered at the complex include T-ball, youth flag football and softball, as well as adult softball, baseball and soccer.
“The Broussard Sports Complex at St. Julien Park has been a positive influence for Broussard in several ways,” said Ray Bourque, Broussard city councilman and chairman of the board for the Broussard Chamber of Commerce. “First, it has added a several quality-of-life options for our residents: walking trails, youth sports, city events, tennis, basketball and a children’s splash pad are all available to our residents within our park. Secondly our city has seen the beginning of how traveling sports tourism can positively impact our local businesses. Bringing a new customer base into Broussard to help support our local businesses is an important part of growing our local economy.”
Outside of team sports spaces, the complex also houses an amphitheater, playgrounds, a stocked fishing pond, a walking and fitness trail, a splash pad and concessions served up by Bon Temps Concessions.
Tournaments are also a major draw to the complex, including PONY (Protecting Our Nation’s Youth) games, which is a great way to enjoy America’s pastime.
Spanning nearly 125 acres, the complex brings the community together for recreation, unwinding and entertainment.
Aside from recreational opportunities, the complex shines the spotlight on Broussard, helping to grow quality athletic programs, give local youth an outlet, raise awareness for a healthier way of life and enrich the lives of all.
“As Broussard nears the one-year anniversary of the park’s opening, the possibilities of what lies ahead are exciting. Larger tournaments, added amenities to the park and new and more frequent events are all strong possibilities,” Bourque said. “As we begin to plan for 2019, our city government will focus on our two core missions, quality of life for our residents and improving our economy and the decision to invest in the Broussard Sports Complex at St. Julien Park allows us to do both.”