Dog park closed, but plans for additional parks could be on the way

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SHREVEPORT, La (KTAL/KMSS) Flooding once agains forces the closure of Shreveport’s dog park, but the park’s director says they’re exploring the idea of establishing additional dog parks throughout the city.

According to SPAR, the dog park opened back in July 2017 and closed in 2018 for four months because of flooding, so its been operational for 15 out of the 19 months its been open.

Volunteers assisted with last year’s clean up, which SPAR calls a public/private effort that cost the city $709.18.   

The Director of the Dog Park Alliance, Cynthia Keith says they won’t have a new opening date until the water starts draining at the park.

“This is not a major flood.  We don’t expect any damages.  This dog park was made to hold water.  It comes in.  It drains out.  It’s concrete.  It’s steel.  It’s just grass.   It’ll be fine.”

Keith believes now its time to start thinking about additional dog parks and to begin raising money for those efforts.

“The whole idea was, this was going to be the major dog park for the city and later we would like to build some smaller dog parks.  Maybe it’s time to start thinking about some additional ones because this one is so very popular.”

For updates on new opening dates Keith encourages the public to follow the Dog Park Alliance’s Facebook page.

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