Parks, Arts, Recreation, and Culture Director Hollis Conway and Recreation Center and Programs Manager Alena Fields presented details about programs being scheduled for this summer at the March 21 City Council Meeting.
The Parks, Arts, Recreation, & Culture Department will be hosting summer camps for kids at their recreation centers, and registration is now open!
Acadiana Waste Services (AWS) has been selected to take over solid waste and recycling collection services in the City of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish beginning on November 1, 2023. Residents who would like to order a second 95-gallon container to dispose of additional household garbage or (free) recycling cart must order them by May 31, 2023 to have them delivered by the November start date.
Registration for recycling can be completed at www.acadianawaste.com/recycling-service/ or by calling 337-205-7710.
A second waste cart can be ordered at www.acadianawaste.com/request-other-services/ or by calling 337-205-7710. The $90 fee will be charged by AWS at the time of order.
Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) Public Works Department and Lafayette Utilities System (LUS)'s 2023 Rain Barrel Sale is open until April 23 while supplies last.
All participants will be able to purchase barrels at the discounted contract price of $65. Residents of the City of Lafayette or the unincorporated area of Lafayette Parish are eligible to purchase one barrel at a subsidized price of $50.
Order will be available for pick up on May 13 at the Dean Domingue's Compost Facility, located at 400 Dugas Road.
Low-income, qualified residents living in Lafayette Parish have the opportunity to open a special savings account and receive matching funds to save toward owning a home, furthering education, or starting a small business.A partnership between Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Community Development and Planning Department (CDP) and Southern University’s Center for Social Research and A&M College is designed to provide low-income families with incentives to save money. For every dollar saved, Southern will match with $4 up to $4,000.
Trash Bash, a community cleanup, is scheduled on Saturday, April 22, and residents of all ages are invited to participate to pick up litter in streets, parks, and Bayou Vermilion.
Anyone can volunteer — individuals, community organizations, nonprofits, businesses, and the like. The effort is a partnership between the Environmental Quality Division of Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG), Keep Lafayette Beautiful, and the Bayou Vermilion District (BVD).
Help is available to Lafayette Parish home renters struggling to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Renters can apply for aid through the Lafayette Emergency Assistance Program (LEAP), funded by the federal government’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Funds are dedicated to low-and moderate-income renter households throughout Lafayette Parish.
Lafayette Consolidated Government's Drainage Department is devoted entirely to drainage solutions and maintenance in Lafayette Parish. Citizens can view ongoing and upcoming drainage projects in Lafayette Parish as well as report a drainage issue using the 311 Lafayette portal.
Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department provides many programs and activities for citizens, including scheduled activities at recreation centers, athletic programs for children and adults, and therapeutic programs for seniors and disabled adults.
Lafayette Consolidated Government uses Connect Lafayette to ensure citizens receive the necessary information to stay safe, especially during times of emergency. Alerts include both emergency and non-emergency announcements specific to areas where residents live, such as sandbag information, road closures, construction, public works projects, special events and more.
Thinking about adopting a four-legged friend? There's no time like the present. Dozens of cats & dogs are available for adoption at Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated & microchipped before leaving the facility.
LCG's new Project Geaux Mow initiative allows local lawn care professionals the opportunity to bid on LCG's grass cutting projects using a web portal. Dozens of jobs are bid out each week.
Working cats are available at no cost to Lafayette Parish citizens in need of all-natural pest control through the Cat's Clocking In Working Cat Program. A working cat is a domestic cat that is unsuitable for traditional adoption and instead "works" for its food, shelter and care by hunting and deterring rodents from its “employer’s” property. They are commonly employed where pest control is needed such as barns, farms, factories, warehouses, stores, and private property.
At LCG's compost facility, "Green waste" such as tree branches, grass and shrub trimmings are ground up and re-made into a nutrient-rich soil additive. This compost is available to citizens at no cost. The composting program helps to keep Lafayette's garbage disposal rates stable; reduces waste that would otherwise go to a landfill; and best of all, citizens can pick up free compost.