The proposed park would be located at Hamel Memorial Park, off of Clyde Fant Parkway.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover has appealed a district court's dog park ruling. Glover gave notice to the council on Tuesday after handing members a document about the appeal.
A Caddo District Judge just about two weeks ago ordered Glover to sign off by June 21 on funding for a dog park in Shreveport along the Red River.
The ruling handed down by Judge Leon Emanuel was thought to be a victory for the Shreveport Dog Park Alliance, which filed the suit claiming Mayor Cedric Glover was violating the city charter and his oath of office by not approving funding for the $280,000 project already signed by the Shreveport City Council and the Red River Waterway Commission.
Officials said at the time of the ruling that no matter what the judge ruled, it will be a long road ahead before the dog park is up and running. "There is construction that has to be planned, and bids that have to go out and things like that. So we are probably still looking at a number of months or even a year long process if we begin to move forward on this," says City Council Member Michael Corbin.