Dog lovers in Shreveport will soon have another option for some playtime fun with the pups.

A second dog park is now being built at the Southern Hills Park on Bert Kouns. The ground breaking ceremony for the new dog park was held Friday morning.

Shreveport's Dog Park #1 along the riverfront at East Stoner has been open for several years. And now southwest Shreveport is getting an area dedicated just for doggies.

Shreveport Dog Park Alliance
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Ground breaking events have been delayed a couple of times because of weather issues. But the delays are over. City and parish leaders shoveled some dirt today to signal the beginning of construction on this park.

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This new play space for pups will be located inside Southern Hills Park in southwest Shreveport, is being built with support from the Southern Hills Business Association. Funding, says Shreveport Dog Park Alliance Director Cynthia Keith, is coming from both the City of Shreveport and added funding from the state. The major source of park funding will come from a "one time grant from the city," as Keith describes it, totaling about $80,000.

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The planning for Dog Park #2, began almost two years ago in the city's Southern Hills area with the circulation of a petition, but the pandemic delayed the process for more than another year.

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No word yet on how soon this new dog park will be open. Much of that will depend on the weather and supply chain issues that could cause delays in getting the needed materials.

For complete Southern Hills dog park construction details and updates, plus the latest information from the Shreveport Dog Park AllianceJUST CLICK HERE!

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