Sep 30, 2013 9:00 AM by AP

Youngsville multi-purpose park set to open in Jan.

Coming in January: the grand opening of the multimillion-dollar Youngsville Sports Complex, a new park that'll feature baseball and soccer fields under lights, tennis courts, a playground, pickleball court and concession stands.
Youngsville Mayor Wilson Viator says subcontractors seeded the Youngsville baseball and soccer fields last week for games that should kick off in 2014.
Viator said the Youngsville Sports Complex went from concept to almost open in 2 years, which included drawing it up, bidding it out, getting the City Council on board, and proposing a 1-cent sales tax to Youngsville voters, who passed it.
Youngsville started collecting the tax in May and officials have calculated yearly proceeds of $1.9 million, an increase over the $1.5 million originally estimated when the tax was passed in 2011.

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