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New Locations Coming to St. Tammany Parish

COVINGTON, LA – Gulf States Real Estate and Construction Services announces a new major redevelopment project in Covington, Louisiana.  The Project will bring Urban Air Adventure Park and Goldfish Swim School to St. Tammany Parish.  These new Family-Focused Venues will be located at 50 Park Place Drive in Covington, Louisiana, next to Home Depot, previously occupied by Rouses Food Store.

Mike Saucier, President of Gulf States, and other partners will fully renovate the property for Americans #1 Family Entertainment and Swim School Venues.  “We are very excited to secure these two great attractions for the Northshore, said Saucier.”  Our Company has been focused on attracting quality family entertainment and children’s activities to the area for quite some time now to enhance the quality of life on the Northshore and provide activities that help build stronger family and corporate units.”  The husband and wife team of Rachelle Nurse and Joe Goodly will operate the facilities and bring their expertise to our region.   They currently operate two other Urban Air Adventure Parks in the U.S.  This will be their first Goldfish Swim School venture.

Chris Massengill with the St. Tammany Corp said, “St. Tammany Corporation is excited to welcome both Urban Air Adventure Park and Goldfish Swim School to St. Tammany.  Family entertainment and children’s education venues provide opportunities for St. Tammany’s growing population and young families across the region to safely enjoy the superior quality of life our community offers.  We specifically applaud Rouses’ engagement regarding the retention of existing employees.  The attraction of new businesses into the area, along with the innovative strategies to retain our workforce, bolster our local economy and diversify our tax base. We look forward to the continued success of Unleased Brands and offer our continued support as they now call St. Tammany home.”

President & CEO of the St. Tammany Chamber, Lacey Osbourne, had this to say, “On behalf of parents and grandparents seeking new Northshore venues to entertain and educate their children, our Chamber welcomes this diverse offering to this premier location in the center of St. Tammany.  We appreciate the persistent work of Gulf States to Bring Urban Air and Goldfish Swim School here and look forward to celebrating and working with them for years to come.”

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper added, “Urban Air Adventure Park and Goldfish Swim School will help our children grow, challenge their minds, and teach them a critical life skill all while having fun.  I am thankful for all the partners who helped make these projects a reality, and in turn, give our families the opportunity to make memories together.”

“My partners and I want to sincerely thank Donny Rouse and Charles Merrell with Rouse Enterprises for working closely with us to make this deal work for all”, said Saucier.  To add to the good news, Rouses continual success will allow for all current employees at this location to transfer to other area stores, making this redevelopment project a true positive job win for St. Tammany.   The project is scheduled to open in early November 2023 just in time for the Holiday Season!

Development Financing was provided by Citizens National Bank.

For more information regarding this and other Gulf States Projects, please visit our website:

Or contact Mike Saucier at 985.214.4024,