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Meet JP MacFadyen, New Executive Director 

Last week, JP MacFadyen succeeded Elizabeth “EB” Brooks as Executive Director. Brooks will transition into a new role as Founder and will help guide the Park throughout its opening and into its first operational year.
Prior to joining Moncus Park over two years ago as Operations Director, MacFadyen worked as an Operations Engineer at NASA, a Supply Chain Consultant and Project Manager to various Fortune 500 companies, as well as owning and operating a local business, Great Harvest Bread Co.
“I appreciate both EB and the board’s confidence in me, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to serve the community. With the opening of Moncus Park approaching, I’m excited to take on this challenge of transitioning from building the Park to operating it as an accessible and cultural resource for our community,” MacFadyen said. “I’m especially grateful to EB for her guidance. Her efforts over the last 15 years have been instrumental in getting Moncus Park to the place it is today.”
We’re so grateful for EB’s leadership thus far and look forward to the future with JP as our new Executive Director.

Volunteer at the Park!

Interested in helping out at Moncus Park?
Join us Thursday, September 23 from 8:30-11:30!

Activities include, but are not limited to:

Spreading mulch
Weeding flower beds
Picking up litter

Volunteers will work in groups and have the opportunity to view the park’s progress!

We also are looking for event support! If you’re interested in lending a hand at Moncus Park events, let us know! We need all the help we can get to keep these 100 acres thriving! Click the link below to learn more.


As of now, we have approximately 200 boards left in our Treehouse Boardwalk. Once we sell out of these boards, there will be no remaining customizable boards in Moncus Park.
If you would like to “leave a mark in the park,” be sure to purchase your board before we run out! You can purchase your board in the boardwalk by clicking the link below.
*We will still have bricks available in the Veterans Memorial. They will be installed in 2022.

Seeking Community Partners

We know that an active and programmed park plays a vital role in a connected community. 
That’s why Events Director, Heather Twichell, is on the search for interested partners for 2022 programming. Moncus Park community programs will focus on Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, and Environmental Education. If you or your company would like to be a part of Moncus Park programming, please fill out the form below.


Seat wall deadline approaching!

This is a friendly reminder that if you or your company would like to purchase a seat wall inscription in the Veterans Memorial, the deadline is August 30th. Various seat wall inscription sizes are available at different sponsorship levels. For more information or to purchase your seat wall today, click the link below.


Construction on the IBERIABANK, First Horizon Amphitheater has begun. This 3,000+ person open-air stage and event lawn will host many different types of events throughout the year. Everything from live music, movies in the park, live theater, dance performances, private events, and even exercise classes are all possible on this new stage!
Fun fact: It’s also hurricane proof! The Amphitheater’s foundation is equipped with four 12-foot long pylons cemented into the ground making it able to sustain hurricane force winds.
To stay up to date with Phase 2 construction visit

This Month at Moncus Park!

If you live in Lafayette there’s no doubt you have been waiting patiently for Moncus park’s grand opening. While the weather has caused delays, here are a few exciting things happening this month at the park. You wont want to miss out! Visit for more information and continued updates.


I'm an image  This month marks the last month to order your bricks for the Grand Opening installation. Click the link below to reserve yours! You will also be able to donate to the parks memorial, but be quick there are only 6 more days left available to purchase one of these spots.


“The new restroom facilities will include translucent roof paneling to reduce electricity usage in the Park and utilize the natural resources to illuminate the bathroom during the day.”





“Join us every Saturday under the Farmers Market Oaks for fresh produce, Cajun jams, local eats, and more!”

Make sure to shop local and support your vendors.

Who will make it to the end?

NextHome has always been a company that focuses on family, community and collaboration for a better today and tomorrow.

Our NextHome Cutting Edge Realty office decided that with the crazy year we had in 2020, it would be a fantastic idea to put our jobs aside and get to know each other better. Between pulling color bandanas to see which team you were on, to getting ready the morning of and having our game faces on, and finally the games begin. Toss the ball, number madness, draw the picture and bowling were the games we played together. The laughter in the room, working together to gather points and finally celebrating for the win is just one reason why we loved this event so much. BTW that was just day one of the excitement. 

team building

Game: Toss the ball

Team bonding picture

Game: Draw the Picture

Team building bowling

Game: Bowling


Game: Number Madness


Day two of the team building event was solving a mystery around Lafayette. This day consisted of gathering our teams and heading downtown, creating a name that represents us, dressing up as detectives and walking/running around the city finding clues to help us solve this mystery.  Solving this mystery was nothing but fun… but walking 3-4 miles was great exercise!! 

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       Team Christie: Go Go Gadgets                                Team Joy: Krewe de Sherlock                                   Team Ivan: Blue Avengers


Can you guess who solved the mystery the fastest?? 





Krewe De Sherlock!!!! 

Acadiana Mardi Gras King Cakes

Get your King Cake today!!


With most of the Mardi Gras parades being cancelled this year because of the pandemic, king cakes are a big hit this year. Many Acadiana bakeries and restaurants are amping up their baking skills. Some king cakes are decorated with carnival colors of purple, green and gold and others are filled with wonderful flavors inside like cream cheese, fruit preserves and praline fillings. If you have ever had a bit of a king cake you will fall in love more and more every time. The following bakeries and restaurants are selling king cakes get yours today.

Cajun Market Donut Company

205 Rue Louis XIV
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 706-7970
219 St Nazaire Rd
Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 839-0610

Champagne’s Market

454 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 235-4114


Great Harvest of Acadiana

854A Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 236-8966



1921 Kaliste Saloom Rd #111, Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 534-8700


Keller’s Bakery

1012 Jefferson St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-1568


Meche’s Donut King

306 E Willow St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 232-3782
402 Guilbeau Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 981-4918

Rickey Meche’s Donut King

2605 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 989-9909

2025 West Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 484-1000
101 Sabal Palms Row
Youngsville, LA 70592
(337) 856-5151

Rouses Market

601 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 889-0045
2900 E Milton Ave
Youngsville, LA 70592
(337) 362-2814
6136 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 889-0040

Twin’s Burgers & Sweets

2801 Johnston St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 268-9488


It’s Crawfish Season, Y’all!!

Living in South Louisiana, Crawfish has been a huge part of our heritage.  The crawfish season differs from year to year but oh boy do we know when it is about to be crawfish season. With restaurants posting about it, putting signs up and just announcing it, we get so anxious to have our first bucket of spicy crawfish. The true season of crawfish lasts from January to June. With crawfish being such a huge part of our culture we anticipate all year long for our favorite crawfish spot to open up. The wait is finally over!! IT’S CRAWFISH SEASON, Y’ALL!!!

We’ve compiled a list of restaurants that are currently serving crawfish in and around the Lafayette area.


Now Serving Boiled Crawfish

Big John’s Seafood
3630 Broadview Dr, Erath, LA 70533
(337) 937-8355
Tuesday – Sunday 5-9 p.m.

Blue Crawfish Company
106 Roselawn Blvd Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 450-9400
Monday-Thursday 4:30-8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 4-8 pm
Sunday 3-7 pm

Cajun Blitz
7778 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70555
(903) 216-9067
Wednesday-Friday 5 – 8:30 p.m., Saturday 3:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Cajun Claws
1928 Charity St., Abbeville, LA 70510
(337) 893-9437
Monday-Friday Bar opens 4 p.m., Seating 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Bar opens 3 p.m., Seating 5 p.m.

Cody’s Crawfish Shop

505 Apollo Rd, Scott, LA 70583
(337) 456-3003
Monday – Thursday 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday 2-8:30 p.m.

Coozan’s Mudbugs
307 Hwy 14 East
Delcambre, Louisiana 70528
(337) 685-3333
Friday-Saturday 5-8:30 p.m.

Crawfish Hole
4032 N University Ave, Carencro, LA 70520
(337) 565-4274
Tuesday-Sunday 4-8 p.m.

Crawfish Hole
510 Verot School Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 806-9665
Monday-Sunday 4-8 p.m.

Crazy Bout Crawfish
1905 Rees St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
(337) 332-3071
Everyday 10a.m.-9 p.m.

Dax on Verot
2832 Verot School Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 233-0329
Monday-Saturday 3-8 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

D&T Crawfish
3140 Veterans Memorial Dr, Abbeville, LA 70510
(337) 893-5436
Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Jane’s Seafood & Chinese Restaurant
1201 Jane St, New Iberia, LA 70563
(337) 365-5412
Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday 4-9:30 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 4-10:30 p.m.

Krazy Klaws
3221 West Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 534-0400
Monday-Friday 4-8 p.m.
Saturday 12-9 p.m.
Sunday 12-8 p.m.

LT’s Seafood
636 Albertson Pkwy, Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 837-3268
Monday – Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | 5-9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | 5-10 p.m.
Saturday 5-10 p.m.

Lockwoods Grill
809 1st St., Gueydan, Louisiana
(337) 223-5050
Thursday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.

Meche Seafood
5393 Standard Mill Rd, Rayne, LA 70578
(337) 334-7852
Tuesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday 2-4 p.m.

200 Lafayette St, Youngsville, LA 70592
(337) 856-7469
Monday-Friday 5:30-8 p.m.
Saturday 10-2p.m.

Randol’s Seafood Restaurant
2320 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 981-7080
Sunday-Thursday 5-10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 5-10:30 p.m.

Richard’s Seafood Patio
1516 S Henry St, Abbeville, LA 70510
(337) 893-1693
Monday-Sunday 5-9 p.m.

Stelly’s Boiling Spot
1120 Veterans Memorial
Abbeville, Louisiana 70510
(337) 740-0806
Monday-Saturday 4-8 p.m.

The Boiling Spot
273 Rees St
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

(337) 442-1238
Monday – Saturday 4 – 8 p.m.

The Cajun Table
4510 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy suite d, Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 806-9565
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

The Crawfish Boss
6830 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 837-5700
Thursday-Sunday 4-8 p.m.

The Crawfish Hot Tub
218 E Milton Ave, Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 281-1298
Tuesday-Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday 5 – 8 p.m.

Trapp’s Broussard
209 N Morgan Ave, Broussard, LA 70518

(337) 330-8443
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Young’s Sports Bar & Grill
305 E Main St, Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 330-2900
Monday – Sunday 11 am-9 pm


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