University Lakes Project looking for community feedback

University Lakes Project LLC is asking for community participation in its ongoing project to improve and dredge the lakes in City Park and the LSU campus.  

The project aims to improve the health of the six lakes surrounding LSU’s campus and will provide new park amenities. University Lakes, tasked with managing the project, was established by the LSU Real Estate and Facilities Foundation, an affiliate of the LSU Foundation. 

University Lakes announced today it has launched a website and social media accounts where Baton Rouge-area residents can submit ideas and feedback. The site includes:

• A map-based commenting system through which ideas and suggestions can be tied to specific locations around the lakes.

• A digital bulletin board through which residents can share memories and photos of times spent at the lakes. Web visitors can also subscribe to receive periodic project updates. 

The new website and social pages will remain active through the duration of the project, providing status updates, access to project records and contract files and highlighting how the public can be involved in the design process. 

The first phase of work on the lakes began this spring with land and water surveys, geotechnical borings and sediment sampling. Work on the lakes will continue with a more detailed design of recommendations from the 2016 master plan and concludes with construction to deepen and reshape four of the six lakes (City Park Lake, Eerie Lake, Campus Lake and College Lake) and build new paths and lighting around City Park Lake. The first phase is being funded by LSU, the city of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish, the state, and BREC.