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“Pocket Park” planned for Tallulah

Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 6:27 PM CDT
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TALLULAH, La. (KNOE) - A new “pocket park” is planned for the city of Tallulah.

The project is being done by the Madison Parish Healthy Communities Coalition and will be placed along Oghbourne Street near the post office.

Joy Sims is an LSU Ag Center agent leading the coalition. She said the plans for what the park will look like and the costs aren’t finalized yet. However, the city and coalition are trying to build community interest in turning the land into a botanical pocket park which would include a trail.

The land was donated by the family of William Rountree.

Sims said they’re got some funding, but it won’t cover everything, and they’re looking for community support. She said people can support them monetarily or simply by giving their input.

“It’s very important that we have that community support because it wouldn’t do the community any good if the coalition came in and diagnosed this park as we think it should be. We need these folks who live here, who work here, that walk this route every single day to tell us how they feel about this area,” said Sims.

Sims said they’re also planning on installing 24 crosswalks around Tallulah. She said those expected to go down before the end of the year.

Those interested in giving input can reach out to Sims at jsims@agcenter.lsu.edu or call 318-574-2465.

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