From Save the Horse Farm to Lafayette Central Park Inc.
May 2007 - Demolition of the Barn
August 27, 2010 - Chamber of Commerce endorses purchase of The Horse Farm
July 28, 2012 - University of Louisiana Lafayette and Lafayette Consolidated Government finalize sale of Horse Farm to LCG
September 27, 2012 - Gala launches Fundraising Event to jump-start converting Horse Farm into Park
LAFAYETTE — A $1,000-per-couple gala is set for Oct. 25 at the 100-acre Horse Farm in an effort to jump-start the fundraising campaign to transform the Johnston Street property into a central park for the city.
“It’s a fairly expensive fundraiser, but it’s an expensive proposition for Lafayette,” City-Parish President Joey Durel said. Durel also announced that the Horse Farm will be open to the public for a free event on Oct. 27 to give residents an opportunity to tour the property that city-parish government purchased from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in July. more