Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to Join Community Leaders for University Lakes Project Update

March 25, 2022

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.*


BATON ROUGE – On March 28, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will join fellow University Lakes Project partners to share an update on the restoration of the six lakes surrounding LSU’s campus. The first phase of the University Lakes Project is now fully funded, and construction on its first phase will begin this summer.

The coalition that was formed to restore the lakes includes the State of Louisiana, the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, BREC, LSU and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. The University Lakes Project is being implemented by University Lakes LLC, which was established by the LSU Real Estate and Facilities Foundation, an affiliate of the LSU Foundation.

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WHAT: A press conference sharing details about the first phase of construction for the University Lakes Project, with comments by Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, LSU officials, Baton Rouge Area Foundation CEO Chris Meyer and BREC Superintendent Corey Wilson

WHEN: Monday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: BREC’s Milford Wampold Memorial Park, 901 Stanford Avenue in Baton Rouge