FORT PIKE HISTORIC SITE IN ORLEANS PARISH TO GET NEW BOAT RAMP

Release Date: 03/06/2006

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) plan to assist the Office of State Parks with funding the construction of a new boat ramp facility at Fort Pike Historic Site in Orleans Parish.


Under the federal Wallop-Breaux Boating Access grant program administered by LDWF, the Office of State Parks can receive up to $263,250 or 75 percent of the total project cost.


Project construction expects to be completed by the end of 2006.  Because the existing ramp facility is in disrepair and considered unsafe, the department has agreed with State Park Officials to close the ramp in preparation for construction of the new facility.


Both the department and the Office of State Parks regret this short-term inconvenience.


EDITORS: For more information, contact Mark McElroy at 225-765-2865 or mmcelroy@wlf.louisiana.gov.