Dominic Massa / EyewitnessNews

METAIRIE, La. Already a favorite spot for walkers, soccer players and pet owners, Lafreniere Park is about to add a water park area to its list of attractions.

Parish officials broke ground Tuesday on a new Splash Pad water park area, with construction set to begin Dec. 5.The area is expected to open in March.

According to Parish President John Young's office, the area will feature 14 different water attractions, including pop-up water sprays, water poles and water cannons.It will also feature age-appropriate areas for children of three different age groups.

The Splash Pad will be located between the concession stand and carousel building inside the park.It will also feature new tables, benches and chairs.

Construction will take approximately 100 days at an estimated cost of $300,199, Young's office said.

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