Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale told KEEL News plans for Walker Place Park were announced several months ago. It happened thanks to an endeavor agreement between the city and U.L. Coleman Company, as a result of some litigation that had gone on.
Natale said both the park and the pedestrian bridge over Arthur Ray Teague Parkway are open and being utilized. He said the new facility has plenty of amenities, too.
“We’ve got basically two reflecting ponds with some fountains, certainly the walking trail that goes around both of those ponds,” he said. “There’s restroom facilities. We’ve got these neat water fountains where you can fill up your water bottles. Of course, a lot of people are utilizing [the park] to walk their dogs, and they have made the appropriate doggie waste station bags available.”
Natale said it’s a nice addition to south Bossier and it didn’t take any time at all for people to start visiting it. City officials are hoping the grass will start looking a bit more lush with the coming spring and possible rain we’ll get along with it.
The park was expected to be opened up a little earlier, some time last fall, but the Red River flooding issue held up construction a bit. The work began early last year and wrapped up several weeks ago.
The north parking lot at Centurylink Center is the designated parking area for Walker Place Park.