Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Veteran's Park, one of Shreveport's buried embarassments, has a future in SPAR's outdoor recreation plan

Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation is preparing a plan for outdoor recreation along the Clyde Fant Parkway, says planner Tim Wachtel. After considering public comments from our Recreation Master Plan and working with a panel of local experts in recreation, conservation, special events, zoning, and history, we prepared a 2nd Draft for public comment. You can see it here.

This draft is intended to be a starting point for a community discussion of the future development of outdoor recreation along the Clyde Fant Parkway. We care what you and your neighbors think, so let us know!

Eds note: As a person who enjoyed the brief glory days of Veterans Park amphitheater (concerts by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Heart's Island, etc) I have been dismayed by the city's inability to pick up the pieces. This plan proposes that part of the land be made into a Dog Park, which is savvy. Overall, I think the Fant Parkway plan is an enlightened and workable document.

Please send your comments to: Tim Wachtel, ASLA, Planner III, 505 Travis Street, Suite 560, Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 673-7721/Fax (318) 673-7878
Email: (Please put “Parkway Plan” in the Subject line.)

We are also having an "Open House" for the Plan on Thurs, June 26, from 5 to 8 pm at the pavilion at the Stoner S'port Marina. This is not a "meeting," so you can stop by at your convenience to see the plan, discuss your ideas, and "vote" on what you like and don't like.

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