Krewe of Highland donates $4,500 for lighting, bike repair station in neighborhood

Krewe of Highland donates $4,500 for lighting, bike repair station in neighborhood
(Source: The Krewe of Highland)
(Source: The Krewe of Highland)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Krewe of Highland is pitching in $4,500 to help keep the neighborhood well-lit and festive throughout the year and to give bicyclists a pit stop for repairs and pumping up their tires.

The krewe presented a check Tuesday afternoon to the City of Shreveport's Parks and Recreation Department that will go toward electrical upgrades and a bicycle repair station in Columbia Park.

The money will go toward the following improvements in the Historic Highland neighborhood.

  • Electrical upgrades for Shreveport Fire Station #7 (corner of Line Ave and Wilkerson) to allow for the continuation of Christmas lights;
  • Electrical upgrades to the main pavilion of Columbia Park allowing and encouraging the continued growth of events, such as Highland Jazz and Blues Festival;
  • Electrical upgrades and additions to the security lighting in Columbia Park;
  • A free for public use bicycle repair station with air pump as designed and chosen by Bike Shreveport for permanent installation in Columbia Park.

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