By Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - When LSU biological engineering students began design work for a new park for the city of Donaldsonville, they sought ideas from some of the people most likely to use the facility: elementary school students.

The project, which will include a playground and walking path, will be built on church grounds that were once a school field. The park is scheduled to open this spring.

The Advocate reports ( ) the LSU students and their professor, Marybeth Lima, sat recently with about 20 students from Donaldsonville Primary and Lowery Elementary, who drew their suggestions for the park.

Over the years, Lima’s students have designed and built more than 30 playgrounds.

The Donaldsonville project was spearheaded by Leadership Ascension, a program of the local chamber of commerce that is doing the park fundraising.


Information from: The Advocate,

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