Upgrades proposed for Bossier City parks

City looking to spend quite a bit of money to develop Field of Dreams into a more modern, special-needs facility

Bossier City moves forward with spending $6 million on parks

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Bossier City is looking to make $6 million worth of upgrades to some municipal parks.

The proposal was introduced Tuesday.

City Council members are expected to cast their final vote on the measure in two weeks.

The proposal calls for new concession areas and restrooms at Tinsley Soccer and Football complexes and Meadowview Park.

Several parks would be getting new LED lighting and additional parking as well.

Some of the biggest improvements would come to Field of Dreams Park for specials-needs kids.

Parks & Recreation leaders are consulting with special education experts on swings and structures that could be put in there.

“Things to generate their interest to come to the park and get outside and spend time outdoors instead of inside all the time. We’re looking to spend quite a bit of money to develop Field of Dreams into a more modern, special-needs facility,” Parks & Recreation Director Clay Bohanan said.

The money is part of $20 million earmarked for Parks & Recreation from the city’s recent $60 million bond.

The other $14 million is going toward new fields at Tinsley Park.

“We want to keep the kids in activities that keep them out of trouble,” Bohanan said.

Also Tuesday, council members voted to sell land to the Bossier Police Jury so the parish could build a library.

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