Parc Natchitoches Holds Its Open House and First Ballgames

Parc Natchitoches held its open house Thursday, February 13. The sports complex boasts 5 baseball fields, 4 soccer fields and a freshly stocked fishing pond that will be ready for anglers shortly. Slated future features include a dog park, pavilions and walk/bike trails.

Natchitoches’ Mayor Lee Posey was joined by Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Warner and members of his department, members of the city council and NSU President, Dr. Chris Maggio, in welcoming the public to the complex’s open house. After the mayor’s remarks, the teams got down to business, playing the first games in what hopefully will be many more in the years to come. Junior high teams from Provencal, Marthaville, Magnet, Lab and St. Mary’s were joined by Many Junior High in opening the ballfields with baseball and softball contests.

The Parc is already proving to be a popular venue. City Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Warner pointed out that Parc Natchitoches is already booked for every weekend from now through August, 2020. The Parc will be hosting 40 teams on February 29 for a USSSA Softball Tournament. NSU Intramural Sports hosts games during the weekdays.