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Shreveport riverfront dog park celebrates grand opening

Shreveport dog owners now have a new place for both owners and dogs to enjoy as a highly-anticipated dog park opened Friday evening. (Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12) Shreveport dog owners now have a new place for both owners and dogs to enjoy as a highly-anticipated dog park opened Friday evening. (Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12) (Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12) (Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Shreveport dog owners now have a new place for both owners and dogs to enjoy as a highly-anticipated dog park opened Friday evening.

The grand opening happened at 5:30 p.m. at the riverfront park along Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway.

“We are excited about the first dog park to open in Shreveport,” said Mayor Ollie S. Tyler in a statement about the ceremony. “We are looking forward to the sense of community this park will provide for our citizens.”

The first dog to enter the park is a poodle named Max.

The park is filled with a pond, a fountain, separate areas for large and small dogs, wash stations and more.

The design and construction of the park were funded by a $280,000 grant from the Red River Waterway Commission, more than $40,000 in private donations and about $28,000 from the Shreveport Dog Park Alliance.

There’s no registration or fee, but dogs must have a current rabies tag.

Shreveport Dog Park alliance is still looking for sponsors for benches and other park items. 

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