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Project Owner’s Name/Address:

City of Minden

520 Broadway Avenue

Minden, LA 71055


Project Manager’s Name & Phone Number:

Winky Newer, Director of Recreation

(318) 371-4241


Completion Date:  2002


Estimated Cost:  $8.6M


Work for which Firm was / is responsible:  100%


Minden, LA

This large municipal multi-sport complex was the result of several years of promotion by the City of Minden brought to fruition with the assistance of Ballard CLC through numerous presentations to public and private organizations.  A large portion of the 140 acre complex is located adjacent to Cooley Branch in combination with floodplains and wetlands.


In addition to major drainage channel excavation and fill slope stabilization, the Corps of Engineers required a “no net increase in fill” and wetland mitigation plans.  Particular features of this unique complex include the following:  48,000 sq. ft. gymnasium with basketball court, multi-purpose meeting and classrooms, indoor pool with lap and aerobic capabilities, four exterior basketball courts, Olympic swimming pool, children’s “water-spray” park with shelter, two conditioned racquetball courts, eighteen ball fields including adult softball, high school mens/womens softball, mens/womens adult baseball, Dixie Youth baseball, tee-ball, five complete concession stands with press boxes, four full sized tennis courts, one full sized soccer field, one high-school football field, asphalt walking/jogging paths, and sports lighting systems for all of the exterior fields, a site access roadway, drainage improvements, sewer lift station, full irrigation system for all ball fields, parking lots for 800-plus automobiles, and all utility work for the site.

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