LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The master plan for Lafayette Central Park includes a wish list from thousands of residents of what they want to see developed on the 100-acre former Horse Farm property.

The ideas include walking and biking trails, idyllic ravines and ponds, wide-open lawn space, an outdoor pavilion for concerts and plays, and treehouses.

David Calhoun, executive director of Lafayette Central Park Inc., says it's the community's turn to help turn the plan into reality as fundraising begins to jump-start construction later this year.

Calhoun tells The Advocate the first phase of construction could begin this fall — pending fundraising efforts.

He says an estimated $32 million is needed for the first phase of the park's development.

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